Below, I have swallowed what little pride I have, and copied an old query letter of mine. Now, your task is to read it:
1 Writers Lane
5th July 2011
Dear Mr Agent,
Re: Legend – The Messiah’s Cross
The Legend is a supernatural story set around two Reapers in a small Texan town. The idea was created for TV, and the pilot was written for the American market. Earlier this year I went to L.A., where my manager also suggested I adapt it into a novel.
I have been writing for many years and my previous publishing credits are all article based within the UK magazine market. I am a member of the Romance Writers of America and belong to Kristen Lamb’s Warrior Writers Boot Camp. I spent many years with Essex Police, where a large majority of my ideas are born. I have written one other novel, and am ready to start my third.
I have enclosed a synopsis and three chapters as requested in your guidelines.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Okay, read it? Good.
An author friend of mine, Linda Regan, severely chastised me for writing this letter. I want you to see if you can tell me why. Put your comments in the – you’ve guessed it – comments box, and I will publish the corrected version in a couple of days.
Have fun, and be kind to me.