Dalena Storm currently has two completed manuscripts available for representation.
The Hungry Ghost
Madeline has just moved to Boston in the hopes of dating Sam, but when Sam leaves home in a rush the night of a storm she gets into a car accident that leaves her comatose. Madeline then attends a trance at a New Age store that accidentally sets in motion a strange chain of events. Can she team up with Peter, Sam’s ex-husband, and Jimmy, a used-cat salesman, in order to undo her mistake and put Sam’s life back in order? Or have things already passed the point of no return?
Word Count: 62,000
Genre: Magical Realism
This Is What I Mean by Magic
This is not a story about magic—although of course it is, as you can tell by the title—but to better explain what I mean, I must first tell you what magic is not.
Magic is not magician hats or sparkles of light springing forth from a wand. It is not rabbits turning into pigs—or not exactly, not like you might think. It is not the history of the term “magic,” which we might trace through the ages and think about how people have described magic to themselves and how it affected societal interactions and resulted in witch trials and Halloween and Santa Claus. I am not attempting to describe some imaginary silly business at which you are not allowed to look too closely lest you see the stage magician’s sleight of hand. This is a magic you must look at very closely, with full attention. You must not let a single glimmer of it escape. And eventually, when you are ready, it will appear.
Word Count: 78,000