The query letter
Dear ________:Entertaining Naked Folks
is a literary novel based on my life massaging celebrities as I clawed my way free of a debilitating childhood into a world of wonders and miracles.
Crippled by self-disdain and fear of living, Ryan hungers for God but feels abandoned by Him. Ryan travels coast-to-coast, camps in deserts, walks out into the fury of Hurricane Andrew searching for some connection, even if it turns out to be his last. He lives with philosophers, occultists and psychics, art-school hippies and ghosts. His mother throws a ceramic angel at him three weeks after he’s had her cremated. Folks on her side of the family don’t always stay dead. He lives on a cruise ship and works in world-class spas, massaging a U.S. president, a game-show letter-turner, athletes, celebrities from many fields, and everyday folks, as he searches for God, purpose and healing, one naked truth at a time.
Mr. [Blank], I have been very impressed by [whatever draws me to this particular agent]. I am seeking representation and would be happy to send you chapters or pages.
Excerpts from my novels have been published in two anthologies.
I thank you for your consideration.