MR. IN-THE-CLOSET - YA
Dear Mystery Agent,
Socially challenged seventeen-year-old Rick Thomas is secretly St. Lawrence High’s favorite advice columnist, Ms. Maypole -- so, he’s popular in a way.
When a question comes from Mr. In-The-Closet, Rick’s relieved to find out he isn’t the only gay in school, but he never would’ve guessed that the sender was his sarcastic, hot math tutor, Callum. Unfortunately, Callum’s so far in the closet he’s in Narnia, and Rick’s finding it hard dragging the kicking and screaming teenager back from the land of denial.
After a tiresome, and sometimes painful, battle against Callum’s argument of ‘I’m not gay’, the two begin a secret relationship. But their secret turns out being more complicated than they’d planned when people become suspicious -- getting caught in a pool with their clothes floating around them doesn’t help -- and Rick can’t stand being second best to Callum’s cover up girlfriend.
He has to make a decision before he goes out of his freaking mind, does he carry on being Callum’s dirty little secret or follow his own advice and kick Callum to the curb? A spur of the moment article coming out to the rest of the school about his sexuality when he and Callum have a fight probably isn’t his brightest idea ever, but he’s sick of hiding, and he has to know where he stands.
I am seeking representation for MR. IN-THE-CLOSET, a 55,000 words young adult novel. My credentials include three short stories published in online magazines. Thank you for your consideration.