The query letter
I am pleased to submit my manuscript—Mysterious Gift
—a 119,000-word YA-to-adult science-fiction fantasy, set in contemporary United States, Egypt and an alien galaxy. This is the first of a trilogy where the gods of ancient Egypt teach mortals to fight their battles against evil usurpers.
Jen’s birthday gift controlled her mind but her dreams freed her to save billions.
In Mysterious Gift
, a spell-imbued medallion and Jen, a young archaeologist, and her four friends come together to defeat Seth—an Egyptian god—to ensure the freedom of a human race rescued from Earth thousands of years ago and displaced on an alien planet. Seth’s goals include: destroying anyone who opposes him, enslaving all habitable planets and taking over as the supreme deity. Her job is to rally the troops, defeat an alien race and a few depraved gods … yikes!
People who read Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and his new Kane Chronicles will enjoy this adventure. Along with a passion for Egyptian archaeology, my credentials include a B.A. in history, participation in several archaeological field digs and 20 years as a naval flight officer. The above knowledge adds credibility to this fast-paced book. I understand the value of multi-platform book marketing.
I would be glad to send you my stand-alone and engaging manuscript. Thank you for your time and consideration.