This query letter resulted in a contract with Louise Fury of The Bent Agency and FOREVER YOURS, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing for Marie’s debut novel, ACROSS THE DISTANCE, coming May 5, 2015. In Marie’s own words, she’s an author who writes “stories with heart, heat, and happily ever afters.”
Dear Ms. Fury,
Jillian Lawson’s life collapsed around her when her parents died during the 9/11 attacks. Now, twelve years later, she’s ready for college and to leave behind the haunting memories of her past and her troubled relationship with her sister. Despite her eagerness to leave, she’s not ready to say goodbye to her best friend, Griffin. They promise to stay in touch, but when Griffin’s band explodes in popularity, his time is consumed by recording sessions and gigs. With their lives moving in opposite directions, it will take a bond stronger than friendship to bring them back together.
ACROSS THE DISTANCE is a new adult contemporary romance, complete at 77,000 words. It will appeal to fans of Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker and Rule by Jay Crownover.
I am a member of the Romance Writers of America and the St. Louis Writers’ Guild. I have received two consecutive honorable mentions in the St. Louis Writers’ Guild annual short story contest. My Pitch Wars mentor, Lady Lioness, helped me extensively revise my manuscript.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this submission. As requested, I have included my full manuscript.