Dear Mr. or Ms. Agent:
I understand you are a fan of women’s fiction and drawn to stories with multi-cultural themes, and therefore believe your agency would be a great fit. I am seeking representation for my women’s novel Enchanted Silence, complete at 85,000 words.
Shivani Rai is a 25 year old Indian American woman who has it all: a successful career as a recruiter in Silicon Valley, loving family, raucous best friend, and doting investment banker fiancé.
But when her father’s sudden stroke devastates the family, Shivani’s entire world crumbles. Her “workaholic” fiancé cheats with Miss Lavender Panties from his office. Her family’s business starts failing miserably. And her ultra-conservative, spinster aunt moves in with a mission to wreak havoc on Shivani’s life.
As she sifts through this wreckage, she feels broken. A 25 year old woman who feels 40 until she meets a free-spirited 40 year old man…Alan Nicolaisen, a Type 1 diabetic high school teacher. With his help, she learns to overcome her fears and take chances. Hike a mountain with a racy dress clinging to her body. Eat spaghetti squash. Prank call her ex fiancé and swear at him (Okay, maybe not the smartest move!). Start a nonprofit for children’s education. And laugh and love.
Enchanted Silence is about opening your heart and living life in the best way possible, even in difficult circumstances, embracing every moment, and ultimately following the enchanted silence of your soul.
Several reasons I believe I have a winning Women’s Novel in Enchanted Silence:
- Accordingto the study, “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness,” young women today in the United States are less happy than in the past despite educational and financial advancements in life. This book will help women in their twenties learn how to trust themselves and discover inner joy and security in any situation and hence is unique and marketable to a wide audience.
- I believe I have created a work that would appeal to women in their twenties as it hits on some contemporary issues, i.e. living up to expectations of family and relationships, intimacy versus sexual promiscuity, and the confusing task of finding yourself that comes with twenty-something life.
- I’ve also developed a marketing plan for Enchanted Silence to ensure the most successful showing possible when my work is offered up in the print medium.
I am a technical recruiter by day, optimistic novelist, blogger (http://mypureintuition.com/), and professional chocolate martini drinker by night. Per your submission guidelines, I have enclosed the first fifteen pages.
Thank you for your consideration.