The query letter
I am currently seeking representation for my novel For the Common Good
. It is a comical and touching story written for working adults who long to do something meaningful.
Have you ever worked in a dead-end job and longed for something better? Have you experienced the excitement of getting the opportunity of a lifetime? Isn’t it disappointing when reality doesn’t quite match the dream?
Meet Samantha Lutz, a typical wife and mother in her late 30s, approaching her midlife crisis, desperately in need of change. While working at a dull, meaningless, dead-end job, Sam longs to do something meaningful, where she can make a difference, where she can be somebody. While surfing the Internet at work one fateful day, Sam stumbles across an ad for a job where she could make more money than she's ever made in her entire life—$14 per hour!
Overnight, Sam finds herself working for the U.S. federal government, behind the scenes. Follow along in Sam's quest to make a difference, and join her struggle to determine if she and her colleagues are in it for the common good or the common greed. This is a story of tragedy, greed, lust, drunkenness, incompetence, idiocy and other enjoyable topics that will make the reader laugh hysterically. Follow along with Sam on her quest for excellence in an environment of chaos and lunacy. If you enjoy watching the spectacle of The Office,
just wait until you read about what happens at the agency! For the Common Good
is 77,518 words and is my first novel. With a master’s degree in public administration, I have extensive knowledge of how government organizations are supposed to be in theory. My observations and experiences have shown me how organizations are in reality. My imagination and sense of humor are the tools used to craft a novel that is fun to read.
I would be delighted to send you For the Common Good
for your review and would look forward to speaking with you in greater detail. A partial or full manuscript is available upon request. Thank you for your consideration.