I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember, but I’ve only recently started trying to get published. Want to hear how I signed with my agent, Adriann? You can read about it here. If you’re more interested in the query letter that caught her eye, here ya go:
Stray has just blown his sister’s chance at the scholarship of a lifetime, and their father’s old pirate stories may be the only way to set things right. One stolen death certificate, a caged research assistant (he totally had it coming!), and an unearthed grave later, Stray faces his first real challenge. His sister wants to join the treasure hunt. Along with three friends – and one reluctant enemy – the siblings inch closer to a stash long dismissed as legend. In turn, two modern-day pirates hunt a prize of their own. Stray. And they’ll gladly kill anyone who tries to stop them.
Speaking of queries, I review them on my blog using the ultra top secret alias Query Godmother. Shh, don’t tell – by which I mean tell everyone you know. Full details here.
For those of you who didn’t click, um, here’s a picture of me with a pirate. Feel free to draw a moustache on it.