Practicing some query writing.

I saw your listing in Writers’ Digest and noted your interest in edgy, contemporary women’s fiction with a fantasy twist. I have completed a 85,000 word manuscript titled Last Request. I hope you will consider me for your list.

For Eva Fontaine, living as another person has suddenly become reality. It only takes one ill-fated meeting with her estranged father and one ill-considered step into a Boston street for Eva to be launched out of her comatose body. She awakens in a young woman’s body, one she has never seen before, unsure of how she got there. In trying to decipher whether she is dead, in an in-between world, or a reincarnation gone wrong, Eva recalls her life from the age of fourteen until twenty-six, analyzing her life for signs that this spiritual displacement may have happened before, analyzing the effects of her mother’s death and her father’s estrangement–and most of all, recalling how she and her best friend Brixton Davis had a child, fell in love, and can’t seem to get their relationship together.

In a hospital room, Jade Preston is trapped inside of a comatose body. She cannot see, move or speak, but hears every word. The body she is inside of is badly injured and the visitors she listens to speak of the woman Jade hates the most–one she has never met–the closest friend of Jade’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Brixton Davis.

Last Request is my third completed novel, but the first I am submitting for representation. It received good feedback in the BLAHBLAH Writing Contest. I have a blog, detailing my writing process, and have a degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College.

Please let me know if you’d like to see a partial or a complete manuscript.


Michelle Athy

P.S.: Some quickie articles on queries: http://www.agentquery.com/writer_hq.aspx

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