The query letter
I am seeking representation for A Life Unknown,
a 115,175-word women’s fiction novel. In reading information from your agency website, I felt that you might be interested in my story.
A Life Unknown begins with Gabrielle MacIntosh taking an excursion to a small town in the mountains of Wyoming in the spring of 1996. Encouraged by her husband, she is looking forward to a few days away from the demands of her career and family. After a devastatingly brutal attack, she awakens to a home and a husband she has no memory of. Gabrielle’s injuries require a lengthy recovery period, during which time she and impostor-husband Derek develop a deeply loving relationship and her true family mourns her assumed death. Only her twin brother, a renowned journalist, is convinced Gabrielle is alive, and he is using all of his resources to find her—or at least uncover the truth of her disappearance.
Gabrielle does regain her memory and find her way home, but on the journey she learns much about herself, about the strength within that can carry us through even the worst nightmares, and the true meaning of undying love.
Writing and storytelling have always been a passion of mine. Having retired from a background of insurance and banking at executive levels, it is finally my privilege to have the time and opportunity to focus on writing. I assure you, accepting advice, following through and meeting deadlines are second nature to me.
Per your submission guidelines, I have sent a query letter, the first 10 pages of my manuscript and a synopsis. If you are interested in the novel, I am prepared to send sample chapters or the entire manuscript.
I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.