06: DAISY KINCAID AND THE TIME TRAVEL SHOPPE

Title:Daisy Kincaid and The Time Travel Shoppe
Age Category:Middle Grade
Genre:Mystery
Word Count:41,000
Pitch:Daisy makes an extraordinary discovery on her 13th birthday; she’s a member of a secret society of time travelers, able to visit history’s great events through a set of mystical pictures in her family’s shop.
First 250 Word of Manuscript:Daisy Kincaid knew nothing of time travel. Or of stolen artifacts, secret societies, ancient tombs, or a vial that held the secret to eternal life. She was just a regular girl, leading a not terribly interesting life in Manhattan, trying her very best just to survive the 7th grade.

But one day in May, two things happened that were a bit out of the ordinary. First, there was the boy. And second, was that very curious postcard.

It was Saturday, her day to open the shop. The Kincaid Travel Shoppe on Greenwich Street was her family’s business (or at least her grandmother’s business since she was the only family that Daisy had). On Saturdays, Grandmother got her hair done for the week, so she trusted Daisy to unlock the big oak doors that lead into the shop’s foyer, and hang out the “Open” sign. If any customers happened to come by, Daisy knew to tell them to wait, have a cup of tea, look over the pamphlets, and their travel would be arranged when Grandmother returned.

Grandmother usually gave her a list of chores to do: dust the oversized travel posters that hung in the main room; file itineraries; or clean the basement (which Daisy hated, the basement was dark and smelled of mildew, and she could have sworn the last time she’d been down there that she’d seen a mouse scurrying about).

She opened the heavy curtains and was startled to see a boy with his nose pressed against the glass.

4 Comments

  1. Absolutely love this. Please send me the full. Bullet Bill all the way!
    -Jaida

  2. Brianne Johnson |

    The Star

  3. Carrie Pestritto |

    Secret ninja attack! I’d love to read the first 100 pages of this. Please email me at carrie(at)prospectagency(dot)com with the subject line PITCH MADNESS REQUEST. Thanks!

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