(Jan Saenz is currently seeking representation for the following manuscripts)
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Arvy’s mother died two weeks ago, leaving behind a closet of clothes and 200 hits of Molly. But after a dangerous drug dealer comes knocking, Arvy discovers it isn’t Molly, it’s Mona—an experimental drug that induces intense orgasms in females. Arvy has two choices: sell 200 Monas in 48 hours or take a bullet to the head. Wanting to insure the drug doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, she recruits a local pot dealer to assist her on her quest, and what follows is a race against time, selling mind-blowing orgasms to women who want them.
200 MONAS is a dark comedy, full of sexy banter and hilarious twists and turns—mostly from the women who can’t stop moaning.
The Dreamers in the vein of a Jason Reitman/Diablo Cody film.
Elizabeth, Mattie, and Nolan are river trash. That’s like white trash, but different. Exotic. Rare Birds. Traumatized by their past, the three don’t speak of a life-changing event that plagued them eight years ago—a backwoods ménage-à-trois that resulted in a small-town sex scandal and a teen pregnancy. A baby, unseen and given up for adoption.
Now in her twenties, Elizabeth receives a phone call from a distraught woman—a wealthy politician’s wife claiming her adopted daughter, now seven, is ill and wants to meet her birth parents. The problem? A paternity test was not taken at the time of the child’s birth, so Elizabeth has no choice but to bring Mattie and Nolan with her cross-country to meet “their” child. They must then take up residency while awaiting the results of a paternity test. Coping with the now visible outcome of their juvenile impulses, the three offer to donate an organ in a last attempt to save the child. But who will be a match, and will it be enough?
RARE BIRDS is upmarket fiction—a gritty, heartfelt 72,000-word novel about tethered friendships and the journey of overcoming one’s arrested development.
Fates and Furies meets Unfaithful.
Veronica sits inside a clinic, awaiting an abortion. A few hours later, she is home—cooking dinner for her husband and two children.
Over the span of two weeks, Veronica struggles to conceal the brief affair she fell into months earlier with a twenty-two-year-old neighbor. But complications emerge when her eight-year-old son not only discovers her secret, but records it in his school journal for all to see.
A fearless novel that does not hold back, THE DOMESTICS is an 80,000-word rabbit hole. It is a raw honest look at young love, modern marriage, the courage to forgive and the journey to preserve happiness even in the darkest of places.