Thursday, February 23, 2012

Still There

So I'm still in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. My pitch got through the first round of cuts. I'm still in shock.

Here's the pitch I entered:

Rathmara seems like an ordinary coastal town in the north east of Ireland but it is holding a deep, dark secret. Rachael Dunn, who has lived in the town all of her life is about to discover more than she wanted to know.

Rachael is 26 and likes to keep her days busy. Even when she has time off she spends it drinking to blot out the hollow place inside. In fact, Rachael does not even know it’s there until a chance acquaintance with the local shop guy, Chris.

Chris is not the ordinary shop assistant Rachael thinks he is. He is a quantum physicist from the past and he needs help to get back to 1949. He is determined to continue his life with his pretty wife of 3 months and save the life of his best friend. As Rachael helps she discovers if Chris goes back to his own time it will destroy her life as well as those of her mother and sister.

Unsure what to do next Rachael decides to follow Chris back to the past. Using her knowledge of physics Rachael helps Chris repair the damage to the gravity generator and they create the wormhole to travel back. Chris has no idea about Rachael’s plans and is shocked when she falls out of the time machine into 1949 a few minutes after him. However, the past is not as safe as it first seems.

THE SECRET BENEATH BLEEKER AVENUE is the start of Rachael’s journey into the dangerous world of time travel, true love and kismet dreams.

Now to celebrate with a little bottle of vino! Wonderful!

Roll on the 20th March :-)


  1. Well done you, must feel good to beat over 4000 people!

  2. Congratulations on moving on! :)

  3. I'm still there too!


  4. I'm looking at the calendar and hoping you get good news! Fingers and toes are crossed! (The pitch was really good, and my experiences of pitches leads me to believe that the story itself will be even better. Best wishes from Connecticut, USA!