My Latest Query


They say when writing queries, less is more, so I've pared my query WAY back. Any comments are appreciated.



Dear agent/Editor:

I am writing to you because you represented/published TITLE by AUTHOR, and I feel my book is similar.

SWEET REVENGE is about a seventeen year old boy who loses his family in a fiery car crash, and vows to get revenge, but in the end comes to realize his vow is leading him to a more serious tragedy – the murder on an innocent boy. Set in a small Bay Area town in Northern California, my novel takes place during the Spring of 1965 when the Vietnam War was threatening to change everyone’s lives. SWEET REVENGE is written in a similar vein as S.E. Hinton’s Pony Boy series, and Sharon Draper’s The Battle of Jerico, and Darkness Before Dawn, among others. I have received an endorsement from AUTHOR'S NAME, best selling author of the young adult novel TITLE.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
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About Paul West

Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a "Prune Picker," though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.

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Published: Monday, July 14, 2008

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