Query Letter #3
Title: Seas Run Dry
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Dear Ms. LaPolla,
Eighteen-year-old Irene has always been captivated by the beach town where her family spends their summers. Now college looms on the horizon, and she’s dreading giving it up. But one day on the boardwalk she meets a mysterious boy with a secret—and realizes that she may have finally found an excuse to stay by the sea.
Raised by a pod of mermaids, seventeen-year-old Loril never knew the world past the sand. As his childhood draws to a close, he has one last chance to explore his humanity before he’s forced to choose between the dying world of his mother, and the alien universe of a father he’s never met. But he never expected that during his sojourn on land, he’d fall for a human girl . . .
Irene and Loril cannot deny the love that sparks between them like heat lightning. But before they can face their future together, Loril must learn what it means to be human—and Irene must persuade him to stay with her, and leave the world of the water, and his people, behind forever.
SEAS RUN DRY, complete at 78,000 words, is a paranormal romance for young adults.
As for myself, I am a New Jersey native who graduated in 2009 from the University of Florida's MFA program. I write about my life at www.phoebenorth.com, have guest blogged for YAHighway, and proofread for the speculative fiction magazine Strange Horizons.