Title: THE TINA MARLIN INCIDENT
Genre: YA Humour
It has been a year and a half since the day Guy Scotts’ heart was sucker-punched with the image of Tina Marlin in a tight The Kills t-shirt, and short little jean skirt. He’s been a hopeless sack of hormones, nervous perspiration, and misfiring synapses, ever since.
In their senior year, Tina’s boyfriend moves to Alaska to take up caribou herding, and Guy moves in on his girl. But when Tina’s meat-sack-of-an-older brother hits Guy with the craziest ultimatum, suddenly he doesn’t just have to worry about surviving the, ‘Tina Marlin Incident’ emotionally, but physically too. And it’s not going to be easy.
Between his best-friend’s tendency for giving crap advice, his gym teacher’s creepy personal agendas, and his mother’s flying-trapeze of emotions, Guy finds himself forced to volunteer at his senile Nana’s nursing home; and he’s pissed! He has more important things like A LIFE to attend to, and if he wants any shot at keeping it, he’ll need to seriously spend less time with old people, and more time thinking about himself.
I am a fourth year middle school teacher in Mississauga, Ontario. My literary accomplishments include co-authoring an action research journal on student engagement. ‘Engagement Through Choice,’ was published in the ‘Journal for Classroom Research in Literacy’ (2009).
During my undergrad (honours English) I submitted works that gained me entry into both creative writing fiction & creative writing poetry courses at Sir Wilfred Laurier University. Aside from my Bachelor of Education, I also hold additional teaching qualifications in English.
THE TINA MARLIN INCIDENT is a 54,000 word humourous YA novel for which I am seeking your representation. Hope you love this project as much as I do!