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J. M. Sullivan

J. M. Sullivan

J.M. Sullivan grew up in Avondale, Arizona with a love of dogs, education, books, and writing. She wrote her debut novel, Alice Z during her career as an educator. Currently, she is living in Abu Dhabi, UAE with her husband and two children as a Cycle 2 Science Teacher. She incorporates her love for literature, science, and adventure in her work, creating an exciting world any of her students would love to explore.

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Alice Z

Curiouser & Curiouser

To save her sister, a young girl must track down a mysterious pharmaceutical doctor to find the cure for the 'undead-ly' Momerath Virus.

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Literary Fiction Young Adult
Phoenix, Arizona
80,000 words
75% complete
7 publishers interested

Synopsis


Alice Z is the harrowing story of a young girl fighting to find a cure for the Momerath Plague that has devastated the world. Her sister has contracted the virus and Alice is the only one who will brave Wanderland to save her. In her adventures she meets Chess, Waite R. Abbott, the Red Queen, Matt Hatta, and other fantastic characters who help and hinder her along the way. Will she be able to find the cure and save her sister? Find out in Alice Z!

Outline


I. Down the Rabbit Hole (Ch. 1-7)

     In the first section of Alice Z, readers will be introduced to

Alice and the momerath. Readers will follow her as she ventures down the
Rabbit Hole into the terrifying world of Wanderland.

II. The Pool of Tears (Ch. 8-10)

    The second section of Alice Z brings readers to Borogove Industries where they must escape a horde of rampaging momerath.

III. Advice from a Caterpillar (Ch. 11-14)

     Section three brings Alice and her new traveling companion to

the heart of Phoenix, where they must meet with a local conspiracy
theorist to learn what they can about Wanderland, the momerath, and
Borogove Industries.

IV. The Queen's Croquet Ground (Ch. 15-19)

    In section four, Alice arrives in Tulgey Wood and meets with the Red Queen. During her stay, she makes a new ally and gains assistance in breaking into Borogove.

V.  A Mad Tea Party (Ch. 20-23)

    The fifth section of Alice's tale finds our hero trapped inside of Borogove with Matt Hatta and a swarm of raging momerath.

VI. Who Stole the Tarts (Ch. 24-26)

     Section six brings some new
information to Alice in her search for the cure, including a discovery
that changes everything she once thought to be true.

VII. Alice's Evidence (Ch. 27-29)

      The seventh and final section of Alice Z concludes the story  with a  confrontation between Alice and someone she trusted. The antidote has been found, and that is the end. Or is it?

Audience


Alice Z is appropriate for multiple age levels starting with the Young Adult audience and extending to mature readers for Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction Genres. Alice Z is a thrilling fiction story that crosses several genres to appeal to diverse audiences. 

Author


J.M. Sullivan grew up in Litchfield Park, Arizona and loves dogs, education, books, and writing. She wrote her debut novel, Alice Z during her career as an educator. Currently, she is living in Abu Dhabi, UAE with her husband and two children as a Middle School Science Teacher. She incorporates her love for literature, science, and adventure in her work, creating an exciting world any of her students would love to explore.

When she is not reading and writing fiction she can also be found creating professional documents to share with other teachers. As a Teachers pay Teachers seller, Julie has published and sold over 30 different lesson plans and resources in her areas of interest: Science and Ancient Civilizations

Promotion


Social media will be the main platform used for reaching Alice Z's target audience. Personal and professional social media pages will be used to spread awareness of Alice Z's publishing campaign to family and friends as well as share updates of campaign progress with beta readers and supporters. 

During the campaign, daily updates and reminders sharing the Alice Z proposal and encouraging readers to share the campaign will be sent out.  Contacts range from all around the United States as well as a large international community through overseas teaching networking, giving the potential to reach a large market.

As Alice Z gains a following, readers will be thanked for their support and encouraged to track the progress of the campaign to create a huge air of excitement leading  to the release of Alice Z!

Original Cover Art by J.M. Sullivan

Competition


Alice Z is a retelling Lewis Carroll's classic tale with a scary spin- zombies! Although this concept has been explored (White Rabbit Chronicles, Insanity), J.M. Sullivan's book is an intriguing adaptation that both lovers of Carroll's work and the undead will enjoy. She incorporates Carroll's classic characters with a fresh twist that makes them  recognizable yet intriguing at the same time. Readers will not only enjoy the adventures of Alice and the thrills of momerath chases, but will also be delighted in matching beloved characters with their revamped counterparts, making Wanderland a true Wonderland.

*Complementary Books*

  
Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  
Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
*Competing Books*

    
The White Rabbit Chronicles, Gena Showalter
    
Insanity,  Cameron Jace

7 publishers interested
Netherworld Books logo Netherworld Books

We are a specialist publisher of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Paranormal Romance. Being fans of the genre ourselves makes this a passion and we take great delight in bringing new authors into the limelight. We have already published some fantastic debut novels such as War of the Elements and Twilight Visitor, both of which recently featured in the Amazon ...

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Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Science, Technology, Thriller

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Agora Publishing logo Agora Publishing

Agora publishing is a Canada based company, founded in 1997 with the aim of making book publishing accessible to all writers across Canada and internationally. Our main goal is to simplify the whole publishing process and help authors to avoid the so called 'publishing gatekeepers' out there so that they can easily publish their work worldwide. We bring the best ...

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Business, Children's, Cookbooks, Fantasy, Health, History, Journalism, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoirs, Mind & Body, Mystery, Politics, Professional, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Science, Self-Help, Sports, Technology, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult

Worldwide

Austin Brothers Publishing logo Austin Brothers Publishing

Helping writers realize the dream of publishing a book is the goal of Austin Brothers Publishing. We provide all the services of a traditional publisher, working in partnership with the author, to create the book the author desires. Our strength is the ability to fill any role you might have, including ghost writing, helping you complete a manuscript, publishing, printing, ...

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Business, Cookbooks, Health, History, Journalism, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoirs, Mind & Body, Mystery, Politics, Professional, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Science, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult

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i2i Publishing logo i2i Publishing

i2i Publishing was founded by Lionel Ross who is himself the published author of eight books. He knows, only too well, the almost impossible task confronting a new author when he seeks to find a book publishing company. Writers devote months and years of their lives to crafting and creating books devoted to the education and entertainment of unseen others. ...

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Children's, Fantasy, Health, History, Journalism, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoirs, Mind & Body, Mystery, Politics, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Young Adult

Worldwide

Mascot Books logo Mascot Books

We are a full service book publishing company that works closely with independent authors in every phase of writing/editorial, book production, book marketing, and book distribution. Our roster includes bestselling authors who have previously traditionally published, first time authors, and authors at various levels in between. What separates Mascot is our hands-on approach to publishing. We work closely with each ...

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ShieldCrest Publishing logo ShieldCrest Publishing

ShieldCrest are book publishers based in the UK who fill that vital gap for talented authors where mainstream publishers are unwilling to give them that chance. We strive for excellence and invest in our authors and are listed in FreeIndex as the number one independent publisher in the UK for price quality and service rated author satisfaction. We publish books ...

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Business, Children's, Cookbooks, Fantasy, Health, History, Journalism, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoirs, Mind & Body, Mystery, Politics, Professional, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Science, Sports, Technology, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult

Worldwide

BookFuel logo BookFuel

From Manuscript to Market. We help authors self-publish their books by providing the professional services needed to get books into book stores. Services offered include: Editing, Cover Design, Print Layout, eBook Conversion, and Distribution. Our unique Boost program allows authors to have their books created for $2,399. The process is guided by a dedicated Account Manager, who's goal is to ...

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Worldwide


  • Diana Godwin Sullivan on April 2, 2016, 2:19 a.m.

    I am SO EXCITED to read this book!!

  • Charles Culhane on April 2, 2016, 8:15 a.m.

    Why is this field required when I require the book?

  • Jackie Hahn on April 2, 2016, 6:08 p.m.

    So excited for you. I cannot wait to get a copy.

  • Terri Lear on April 3, 2016, 5:12 a.m.

    Can't wait to read it!

  • Maha Al harthy on April 3, 2016, 7:56 a.m.

    Your welcome
    And good luck

  • Bill GODWIN on April 4, 2016, 3:50 p.m.

    I have the cure! Lol

  • OfNo Interest on April 5, 2016, 3:23 a.m.

    I want this book and I want it now!!!!!

  • Tina Schumacher on April 6, 2016, 3:39 a.m.

    I cannot wait to read this book. So excited!!!!

  • David Beamer on April 6, 2016, 11:41 p.m.

    Can't wait to read it!!! i'm excited

  • Angela A on April 11, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

    Awesome book!

  • Benjamin Conover on April 11, 2016, 5:02 p.m.

    Wooton woot!

  • Katie Eisenhauer on April 18, 2016, 7:03 p.m.

    I ordered my copy! Only 5 bucks and this girl is amazing!!!!

  • Theresa Henderson on April 20, 2016, 5:36 p.m.

    We love you Julie!

  • Sarah Blanchard on April 23, 2016, 4:46 a.m.

    Can't wait!

  • Ray Powell on April 23, 2016, 3:09 p.m.

    Hope this helps, Julie! Would love to buy a signed copy too after published!

  • NOOUF ALKAABI on April 25, 2016, 12:26 p.m.

    I cant wait to read this book I am soo EXCITED

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