Status: Drafting the fourth book in the PERILOUS series!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Conference and a Query

It's over!!!

I can post what I want again! Yay!

Tomorrow I flight out in t early morning hours for Utah. I am so excited. I have a busy week, starting with a book signing tomorrow night, another one Wednesday night, a school presentation Thursday morning, and then the LDStorymaker's Conference Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

During all that fun an excitement, I hope to sell a ton of books, meet in person lots of internet friends, and eat too much food.

I might get on to blog later this week. But in case I don't, I'll leave you with something that should occupy you all week long. :) Here is a my query, freshly written, for my novel Inevitable. I just finished the second draft last night, in time for the conference. Have at it. It's fresh meat, and I want to see some blood.

Dear agent:

I am querying you about INEVITABLE, my young adult novel, word count 55,600. [insert something cool about agent here.] Jayne’s psychic powers are becoming very intrusive in her life. She thinks Seeing the death of her boyfriend is the worst thing that could happen, until she Sees a murderer in action and he makes her his next target.

Jayne hates lemons. They are the harbinger of death for her. Every time she smells a lemon, she knows it’s someone walking around, waiting to meet her eyes and show her how they die. She never knows who will be the next person to astound her with visions of their death. The worst part is, she can’t change it. No matter what she does, they still die.

So when she meets Aaron and Sees his death, even though he’s Superman reincarnated, she does everything she can to push him away. His efforts to charm her are wasted… well, mostly. As if knowing how her crush dies isn’t enough to make it hard to get attached, Jayne then Sees a murder through the victims eyes. Now she thinks she has a stalker, and the police think she’s crazy. She has to prove to them that this man is the killer, and she has to do it quickly, because it looks like he’s after her next.

But Jayne’s learned the hard way that some events are destined to transpire, no matter what actions one takes. Jayne tries everything she can to save her life…but this time it might be her own death that is inevitable.

Set in the present day, INEVITABLE addresses not just the normal teenage issues of insecurity and broken hearts, but the unlikely situation of knowing how people are going to die. It will appeal to readers of Alyson Noel’s The Immortals, as well as Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones series.

The entire novel is available upon request. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Best wishes,


Aaron and Emily said...

Well I know I'd like to read it.

Kate Larkindale said...

Hey Tamara,

I have an award for you over on my blog...

X K8

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I'll check it out, Kate!

Thanks, Emily! You're awesome!

Ann Best said...

I was impressed by your query. I want to read the book!

Hope you great success in Utah selling Perilous. And have GREAT fun!

Ann Best, Memoir Author

kbrebes said...

Great idea and query. Enjoy the conference!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Enjoy all that author time. I hope you sell many books and have great conversations.

Hillary said...

So your two book signings down, a school thing in the morning, and then conference! Yay for you!

If you want to know honest opinions I'll tell you :)
I hope I don't get torn apart I have serious please everyone issues but I do have opinions and if you ask I'll tell. You know I love you and your work is amazing. I felt like the third paragraph was kind of confusing. I've read it 3 times and I'm still working out exactly what it's telling me. Love the fourth paragraph! And because I'm me and it made me smile, my favorite line [insert something cool about agent here.] :) hehe I love that stuff it always makes me giggle! Maybe you should leave that in.. Haha! Ok I'm done now :) Also you've capitalized Sees a couple of times. Did you mean to?

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