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by Meredith
January 7th, 2011, 12:34 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: BLOOD WILL TELL, Urban Fantasy, Temporarily Retired
Replies: 34
Views: 5220

Re: BLOOD WILL TELL, Urban Fantasy, New, New Version

Thanks. BLOOD WILL TELL is temporarily retired in favor of the new book MAGE STORM.
by Meredith
January 7th, 2011, 12:29 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: SOUL SURVIVORS: PARANORMAL QUERY
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: SOUL SURVIVORS: PARANORMAL QUERY

How is this? Twelve-year-old Heidi Meyers wants nothing more than to have fun fooling around in class. Did someone say substitute teacher equals no work? Heck, yeah! This tells me that Heidi is like pretty much any other twelve-year-old. It doesn't give me a reason to care specifically about Heidi....
by Meredith
January 7th, 2011, 7:26 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: THE LAST DRAGON (Fantasy)
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: QUERY: THE LAST DRAGON (Fantasy)

Here is my working query... __________________________________ Dear [Agent Name]: Seventeen-year-old Nadine refuses to marry arrogant, ruthless Prince Kellan, even though the marriage is the Queen's dying command. On the eve of the grand wedding, she flees this obligation—and runs headlong into ano...
by Meredith
January 7th, 2011, 12:37 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: *Revised* QUERY: THE DRAKE WAR
Replies: 40
Views: 7301

Re: *Revised* QUERY: THE DRAKE WAR

Dear Ms. Agent: While sixteen year old sixteen-year-old Lillim Callina has made a few blunders in her lifetime, none are quite as bad as being tricked by a vampire coven into awakening an ancient dragon. Unfortunately, her ruthless former mentor, Warthor, has caught wind of her slip up and has deci...
by Meredith
January 6th, 2011, 7:45 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MAGE STORM Middle Grade Fantasy--Revised
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: QUERY: MAGE STORM Middle Grade Fantasy

Thanks. Newer Version, pared down a little: Dear Agent: The only traces of magic left in Rell's world are the violent, semi-sentient mage storms made up of the ashes of the magic-wielders killed in the great war. Or so Rell believes until a mage storm infects him with magic he can’t control. The mag...
by Meredith
January 6th, 2011, 4:02 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: DARK, DARK LUCK, a YA urban Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2076

Re: DARK, DARK LUCK, a YA urban Fantasy

Dear agent, Cash Flaherty is fed up with his small Texas town and the office-bound future that’s mapped out for him by his affluent parents. The heck with Business and Finance; he wants to find his own place in life. To break away, the seventeen-year-old books summer school in Ireland instead of SM...
by Meredith
January 6th, 2011, 1:03 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MAGE STORM Middle Grade Fantasy--Revised
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

QUERY: MAGE STORM Middle Grade Fantasy--Revised

I've been absent for a while, polishing up this project and working on a couple of others. Dear Agent: The only traces of magic left in Rell's world are the violent, semi-sentient mage storms made up of the ashes of the magic-wielders killed in the great war. Or so Rell believes until a mage storm i...
by Meredith
November 7th, 2010, 5:59 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Short Story into Novel
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Short Story into Novel

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer, even though you're not "in the business" any more. And for all the great information disseminated through this blog.

Good luck with your new career.
by Meredith
November 4th, 2010, 12:12 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Short Story into Novel
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Short Story into Novel

I have recently expanded a short story I wrote into a novel. The first chapter of the novel and the short story are not quite identical, but they're very, very similar. Should I stop trying to get the short story published? Would publication of the short story help or hurt my chances of getting the ...
by Meredith
September 1st, 2010, 4:43 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Forty Winks first page -YA paranormal adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 2677

Re: Forty Winks first page -YA paranormal adventure

Thanks in advance for any advice offered. All constructive compliments welcome. I'll take extra effort to critique the works of people who help me out (where I can, of course. I wouldn't even know where to begin helping someone write historical fiction, for example) Also, I'd love comments on my qu...
by Meredith
September 1st, 2010, 4:33 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Forty Winks first page -YA paranormal adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 2677

Re: Forty Winks first page -YA paranormal adventure

Thanks in advance for any advice offered. All constructive compliments welcome. I'll take extra effort to critique the works of people who help me out (where I can, of course. I wouldn't even know where to begin helping someone write historical fiction, for example) Also, I'd love comments on my qu...
by Meredith
August 25th, 2010, 4:19 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: MAGE STORM, YA Fantasy Novel
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

MAGE STORM, YA Fantasy Novel

Rell jumped to his feet when his sister brought the water jug around. He wasn’t that thirsty, but he was glad of any break from the monotonous task of weeding the fields. He’d far rather be working with the animals in the barn and pasture, but his older brother Bren always got that job. Bren didn’t ...
by Meredith
August 25th, 2010, 2:02 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query:Forever Young-YA Urban Fantasy (version 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Query:Forever Young-YA Urban Fantasy

Dear Agent, Thirteen-year-old Aaren Danielson had a seemingly normal life until a class assignment turned his life upside down- he now has only one week to live. When Aaren is forced to trace his family’s roots for a history class project, he stumbles across some very disturbing information which m...
by Meredith
August 17th, 2010, 12:14 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Between People - first time attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Query: The Between People - first time attempt

Hi there. I am new to these forums and decided that with my novel being Beta read, now might be a good time to practice writing a query. My novel is a dark fantasy epic with horror and steampunk undertones. Here is my query: Dear [agent] What would you do if you knew too much about everyone you met...
by Meredith
August 15th, 2010, 11:20 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: FAIRY BLOOD - Fresh out of the oven!
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Re: FAIRY BLOOD - Fresh out of the oven!

Hello guys :) Haven't been on here for a while working on my new novel called Fairy Blood. Be harsh and please guys what I really want to know is if and if you like the premise. Let me know! Agent, Ricardo is a vampire, once a young Spanish sailor. But his life as a walking corpse will soon be over...