Sandra O’Donnell

RO Literary

My Manuscript Wish List®

Entertain me, make me laugh, make me think, and above all, show me you can write.  I’m looking for an exciting adventure read – Indian Jones meets the Da Vinci Code meets Steve Berry.  To travel  back in time – Jane Austen meets Geraldine Brooks.  To be puzzled and enlightened – Margret Atwood meets Stephen Pinker.  To learn about a subject I know nothing about like Timothy Egan, Laura Hillenbrand, or Daniel James Brown do. Or, to revise places and times I’ve forgotten as T.R. Pearson and Barry Hannah evoke for me.  I have a large collection of first edition Southern novels.  I’d love to add you to my shelves if you are the next Kaye Gibbons, Jill McCorkle, Bobbie Ann Mason, Padgett Powell or Larry Brown. Fair warning! I am the queen of queries, so I expect you to dazzle me right from hello.

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