Query Letter #18
Name: June Goodwin
Title: Paying for the Sins of My Father
Genre: Young Adult
Dear Ms. LaPolla:
Hell is just a few states south of New Jersey. When fourteen-year-old Sky Forrester moves from New York to South Carolina, she learns that some of the inhabitants of her new hometown are not what they appear to be—and they have plans for her.
Sky’s father has bilked a lot of people out of a lot of money. When he’s incarcerated, she thinks life can’t get any darker. She’s wrong. One victim believes her own special brand of punishment is called for. This woman has connections, but they’re not of this world. Immortal avenger, Ryan, is part of “the network”, evil and deadly. His mission: make sure the sins of the father are passed on to the next generation. That means Sky. Leading her astray and ruining her life is the perfect fix. There’s just one problem. Ryan doesn’t want to do it. He wants to be a normal boy, a good boy. And he’s falling in love. That is definitely not part of the plan.
The network is not going to allow a rogue member to go unpunished or the mission to be aborted. As Sky and Ryan struggle through love for the first time and try to survive the wicked forces set into motion, they discover it is possible to transform and be someone better than you were, but you may have to pay a price for it.
Paying for the Sins of My Father is a 95,000-word, young adult novel. At the present time, I counsel emotionally disturbed children. I’m a member of SCBWI and regularly attend writer conferences and workshops. Thank you. Your time and consideration are appreciated.