In 2016, I received two full manuscript requests, including an offer of representation from an agent. Unfortunately, it didn't work out. Getting ready to query agents and publishers again after some edits.
Riley Sprinter just wants to run alone. Relationships are too risky with the threat of a pain attack. PTSD is the most likely explanation for the "episodes," her random, side-splitting cramps. The triggers vary, and Riley would rather avoid people than suffer for something she doesn't understand.
When a stranger at a coffee shop casually mentions the televised murder of Riley's mother at the 1986 Athens Marathon, Riley reacts to prevent the stranger from triggering an episode. Her assault causes the stranger to fall, and he claims he can't get up. Arrested and facing a financially crippling lawsuit, Riley opts for counseling to prevent the loss of her interior design job.
At counseling, Riley goes through the motions, not expecting to get anything out of it. Her counselor gently draws Riley into conversations, and eventually convinces her to talk about the most likely root cause for her PTSD: D-Day, Riley's term for the day of her mother's death.
Read my review of Marathon Woman: Running The Race To Revolutionize Women's Sports from blog date 3/8/12.