What follows below is a part of a query letter that I will be sending to some publishing houses in hopes of having my latest manuscript published. I won’t include the full synopsis of the book, because I really want you all to fully enjoy the book when it is published. Thus far, the folks that have heard or read “A Cure or Something Better” have all said that this is my best effort yet.
Here is the query letter:
What do you get when a Christian/transgender woman confronts transphobic bigotry, a weather catastrophe, the stresses of a friendship with someone who has schizophrenia, her own internal conflicts of being transgender and Christian, some supernatural phenomena, some ongoing mysterious health concerns and some romantic affairs gone awry? Well, you quite simply get “A Cure or Something Better”. That is the name of the eleventh book that I have produced in the past five years. The first ten have all been self-published and I have managed to distribute more than 2500 copies of them, so far.
I ask that you please consider publishing this extraordinary short novel; I really think that it has great potential. This new novel is a part of a five volume series of captivating, insightful fiction stories. Hope, who is the central character, often struggles with her conflicted identity of being both Christian and transgender. You can find many of the colorful characters that appear in my first two novels in the subsequent novels in the series. An interesting feature in most of the books in the series is the occurrence of some supernatural events and we are even witness to a few conversations with Jesus in the later novellas. But besides being entertaining and even funny at times, the books will inspire you as well as make you stop and ponder on the nature of life and upon our image of God.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in psychology and social welfare and I also earned a certificate in LGBT studies there. I have had an interesting path through life, myself, and I have written about that in two memoirs. Several newspaper articles have been written about me in recent years and I have also had numerous letters to the editor printed. I am a human rights activist, a community volunteer as well as a deacon at my local Baptist church. A synopsis of “A Cure or Something Better” follows this letter.
Thank you, Rhiannon Tibbetts
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