Workshop Your Query
This is my first attempt (revised) at a query letter for Hindsight. Input/insight on how I might streamline this (or whether or not I need to) is greatly appreciated.
HINDSIGHT is a Literary Fiction Novel
with Romantic elements, complete at XXXX words.
Embittered and battle torn by years of
infertility Claire and Grant Carter find themselves on opposite ends of the
chasm of barrenness. At a crossroad of
love and loss, Claire travels home to Louisiana, leaving Grant behind in a wake
of silence and bitterness.
Claire’s mother’s battle with
Alzheimer’s takes a terminal turn for the worse leaving Claire to wrestle with the
demons from her family’s past. She is caught entirely unaware when she runs
into her college sweetheart, Nicholas Ainsworth. Face to face for the first
time in twelve years, the question of what might have been haunts them as they struggle to
manage the inexplicable bond they clearly share.
Claire must call upon strength she
never knew she to face everything about her history she has tried so hard
to forget. The love she ran from, but
never let go of, the secret she has never spoken of, and the voice of her
mother resounding in her head. An unexpected choice is hers alone; follow the road not taken, or fight to save her marriage.
I am the mother of four children; Two
I enjoy on a daily basis, and two I hope to meet someday, on the other side of
this life. I have a B.A. in Theater Arts and a minor in Psychology. This novel
is my debut effort. Thank you for your consideration.