Query Letter #14
Name: Suzie Musin
Title: TIME WILL TELL
Genre: Young Adult Scifi
Dear Ms. LaPolla,
I'd love to interest you in TIME WILL TELL, my 70,000-word Young Adult novel about Vera, a teenage girl used as a pawn in a war between time travelers who wishes she could choose her own future.
Vera’s hard-hearted father kidnapped her when she was three from 16th century France. Like him, fifteen-year-old Vera will gain the genetic ability to time travel, earning an elite position in the covert Guild of Travelers. In hopes of impressing her father, she earns a trip to ancient Rome for perfect grades. In Rome, she encounters Ethan, a Guild operative. He already knows her name and reads her like a book.
When an enemy agent attacks them in an ongoing war that pits Guild members against Guild defectors who believe changing history is immoral, Vera’s traveling powers activate years before it’s thought possible. Untrained in leading a time jump, she fumbles through the experience and Ethan never makes it back to 21st century Chicago. He could be anywhere, anytime, unable to travel, dead or alive.
Back home, Vera meets Felix, her genetically compatible match whom she’s expected to marry one day, and also a confrontational boy with sharp intelligence...named Ethan. Now he’s her age and by law, she cannot reveal his unfortunate future. In pursuit of the elder Ethan’s location, Vera discovers the enemy knows what sparked her premature abilities. They’ve waited years for her activated powers to set their plan into motion.
I enjoy your blog and your literary tastes are in tune with mine, so I thought we might fit. I’m pursuing a degree in history and children’s literature. I blog here: http://www.forgottenstory.com
Thank you for your consideration.