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See Sabrina Run Query
Okay ... I shall throw myself on the fire. I got a nibble from the first agent I queried, but need to get a feel for how well it will be received by others before I go gung-ho.
Dear (Agent to Whom I Suck Up),
representation for See Sabrina Run, a
90,000-word contemporary romance with a kick of humor.
Thirty-seven-year-old Sabrina March, Chief of Staff to Austin’s beloved “green”
legislator, has reason to consider marriage nothing more than a contract. Her father
fled the familial nest for a total life “do over” with a younger woman, and her
mother’s post-divorce struggles convinced Sabrina that career offers far more
stability than after-school carpool duty. Now that she's being groomed to take
over the seat, there’s only one hiccup in her plans.
Sabrina’s own brush with matrimony – a vehicle to further her political career
– left her with payments on a plush townhome she can’t afford. Temporary rescue
comes in the form of an unwanted but necessary housemate: shock jock Gage
"Fitz" Fitzgerald, whose politically incorrect radio show captivates
the public far more than the latest eco-friendly legislation.
Sabrina and Gage’s worlds would never
overlap if they weren't forced to share the same house, but now everything from
the kitchen to the bathroom is an ideological war zone. She prides herself on
her tough, Type A persona, and the last thing she needs is to be revealed as a
deeply-closeted romantic. But as legislative session heats up, so does their
She wouldn't mind an ad-hoc distraction
in Gage's big four-poster, as long as it doesn’t lead to serious business. To her surprise, the man behind “Fitz,” his
boorish alter ego, is one of genuine substance. He wants much more from her
than casual sex. His vote goes to the one thing she’s tabled: a conventional
family life. To keep him, she may have to step off the political fast track.
Will Sabrina run?
I actually do know my subject matter. I
was a policy analyst for the House of Representatives. My short stories placed in (literary journal)
short story contest and (literary journal).
I hold a Bachelor of Journalism degree from (university), where I studied creative writing with novelist (name). A freelance writer for more than twenty years, I play well with
editors and others.
This “dark horse candidate” thanks you
for your time and consideration.