QUITE THE QUERY: EM Castellan and LILY IN THE SHADOWS

I’m sharing my successful query letter on Amy Trueblood’s blog today!

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If you ask any writer about the process of connecting with their agent (or publisher), the majority will say the most difficult part was querying. Not only the actual process of sending out the letters/emails, but formulating the query itself. In fact, I’ve heard more than a few writers say that writing their query took them almost as long as drafting their book!

Some people have the talent of being able to summarize their book in a few sentences. But for those who don’t, I wanted to provide a resource so writers could learn what works, and what doesn’t, in a query.

With that in mind, I’m please to share today’s successful query from writer EM Castellan. This great query connected her with her agent, Erin Niumata of Folio Literary Management.

Between trying to make a living as a flower girl, dodging local gang leaders and hiding the fact that she is almost…

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