Marjorie Brimer is a young adult fiction writer and graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Teacher’s Certification in Middle School Science and Elementary Education. She is represented by Sharon Pelletier of Dystel, Goderich and Bourret LLC in New York. Currently residing in rural mid-Missouri, she is a locally-known musician, photographer and artist who has finally settled down after years of nomadic travel, living with the Navajo on the reservation in Arizona, in the mountains of Colorado, the plains of Nebraska and many other regions of the country.
Marjorie has written four YA manuscripts and one NA contemporary manuscript. Currently her YA thriller THE LURES OF PEMBERTON ISLAND is being submitted to publishers. Her experience as an educator gives her an advantage as a writer, helping her to keep her finger on the pulse of her target group. Marjorie’s current focus is on building a platform and working on new YA projects. Her newest work in progress is a YA thriller, BURIED, with a GOSSIP GIRL meets THE CHANGLING premise set in a real life American town so bizarre it feels like fiction.
Stay tuned to future posts where she will be speaking about her publishing journey and what she learns along the way.
You can read a pitch of her manuscript which is going on submission below.
When teen runaway Greta and her boyfriend, Tate, land dream-come-true summer jobs on Pemberton, a private island off the coast of Maine, Greta hopes she can put her troubled past behind her. The Wilshires, Pemberton’s enigmatic owners, throw extravagant parties where celebrities and billionaires drink from champagne fountains under giant chandeliers, and all Greta has to do is lure the right kind of guests to the island. She’s an excellent Lure, good at identifying lies and manipulating secrets—and the Wilshires have a close eye on her potential. But Greta grows increasingly uncomfortable about Luring, despite the shiny beaches and glittering evenings, and begins to realize there’s a dark side to the island, including grave consequences for Lures who do not meet expectations. So when Tate disappears, leaving her a series of cryptic messages, Greta plans a risky flight from Pemberton, deciding that the freedom of reality is better than the comfort of a golden lie. Marjorie Brimer‘s startling YA debut, THE LURES OF PEMBERTON ISLAND, is Gatsby-meets-Gone Girl for Gossip Girl fans—unputdownable and unforgettable.