So let me tell you a little story about Virginia.
Years ago, when I was but a young agent pup, I read a submission from Virginia that eventually became THE WITCH HUNTER. I loved that book so much. Since then I’ve been a huge fan of hers, and in 2016 I was lucky enough to become her agent.
Today I’m super excited to share (in case you haven’t seen it already), the cover of her third YA, the sexy espionage adventure set in Shakespeare’s Globe theater, AN ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND TREASON. Check it out:
When Lady Katherine’s father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn’t the only secret he’s been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father’s mission, and to take it one step further–kill the queen herself.
Katherine’s opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare’s newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn’t know is that the play is not just a play–it’s a plot to root out insurrectionists and destroy the rebellion once and for all.
The mastermind behind this ruse is Toby Ellis, a young spy for the queen with secrets of his own. When Toby and Katherine are cast opposite each other as the play’s leads, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But the closer they grow, the more precarious their positions become. And soon they learn that star-crossed love, mistaken identity, and betrayal are far more dangerous off the stage than on.