Since sharing the news of writing, many friends have asked the most common question when you tell someone you have written a book. “What’s it about?”
Since my blog is about becoming the Queen of Query… I thought I would share my current query letter. (I may get up enough nerve to share my first query letter) I have lost count on how many times I have revised, edited, and shed tears over these couple of lines. (seriously! not an exaggeration)
In fact, I edited it again before this submission.
Castle of Glass is a 52,000-word manuscript, with possibility, targeted for contemporary YA.
Anna Leigh Livingston always dreamed of escaping her small, Southern town. Given an unlikely opportunity to fulfill her childhood fantasy, she goes for it, unknowingly launching herself into a place balanced precariously between love and terror.
Falling for Alexander Rogers, a mysterious Russian coed with an impossible past, Anna Leigh quickly finds herself on an adventure of a lifetime. Her counterpart and confidant, Brady Parker, struggling between feelings of friendship and love, suspects Alexander isn’t who he claims, and discovers his underworld of unpleasantness.
While I have not yet been published, I am a member of the Romance Writers Association and an active Pine Mountain Poet Society member. I have two other completed novels. I write for my blog, queenofquery.wordpress.com and Twitter @holliequeener. I am diligently working on building a platform and audience for my writing.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your time and consideration.