Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Misha Gericke's Current Query

Do you guys all know Misha? She has two blogs, both related to writing. Taking Charge of My Life, and My First Book. They're both worth a look.

Back? Great.

Here's her query:

Dear [Insert Agent Name Here]

Callan Blair is adopted into a wealthy family and thinks it’s just her 23rd game of “Happy Family”, except this time she ends up in a different world, triggering events that will lead to a war generations in coming.

All this happens because her bratty adoptive brother, James, doesn’t know Callan’s dark secrets will get her out of his life soon enough without his help. So he does the sensible thing and plots her expulsion from Greyston Academy, but fails and Callan gets permission to skip her first day of school. She escapes to a nearby castle where she bumps into a group of oddly non-geeky cosplayers who aren’t what they appear to be. Turns out they’re a group of highly trained and ferocious warriors on their way home after war. She finds this out the hard way when a very real battle erupts and she gets kidnapped by a psycho with delusions of love and plans to drag her to the continent of Tardith, a place she never knew existed.

The “cosplayers”, led by the most arrogant bastard Callan ever met and his absolutely stunning best friend, rescue her and take her to Nordaine -- a country in Tardith. There, she discovers two things: Her parents both came from this strange world and her mother was a princess in Alfen Cairn, the land of the elves. She wants nothing more than to discover her mother’s secrets and why she kept them, but to do it; Callan has to contend with politics, the elves themselves, an arranged marriage and her own darkest secret. For within her lurks an evil so powerful that she could never fight or expel it, and now it’s trying to destroy her life. On top of it all, she must decide where her loyalties lie in the boiling cauldron of Tardithian politics. And because all that is too easy, her choice will determine the whole continent’s future.

DOORWAYS is a 110 000 words YA epic fantasy about five people: Callan who is searching for her place in Tardith, James, who follows her there in search of his redemption, Darrion, who’s fighting to save his leader and so ensure his place on Nordaine’s throne, Gawain, who’ll stop at nothing to help him, and Ward, who is more than just the quiet guy in James’s shadow. The book is intended to be the first in a four part series.

A tiny bit about me: I live in South Africa, using my beautiful view of Table Mountain as inspiration when I write, blog and work as a fresh produce trader/marketer.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Misha Gericke

[contact details here]

That's it.

Please save your feedback for tomorrow, and thank Misha for sharing in the comments!

16 comments:

Sarah said...

Already a follower of Misha's, and excited to see this query here! I'll try to get back here tomorrow to offer some feedback.

Misha Gericke said...

Ooh yay! I'm so excited to get some crits back. Never tried writing a query before this one. ^_^

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Misha has come to the right place!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I already follow Misha. I'll be back tomorrow!

J.L. Campbell said...

Hey, Matt and Misha. Will check in tomorrow.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love Misha! I'll be back tomorrow.

Nancy Thompson said...

I know Misha! Will be back tomorrow with feedback.

Kristen Pelfrey said...

Hi Misha! Love your blogs!

farawayeyes said...

Hi Misha. I appreciate the kind words you often leave on my crazy space. Exciting story. Can't wait for tomorrow. You have certainly come to the right place for help and encouragement.

Thanks for sharing and helping us all learn.

DL Hammons said...

Since I guest posted on Misha's blog last week, yep, I'm a follower. :)

Tomorrow then!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Oh I can't wait to see how the query feedback comes in on this one. I've read Misha's novel and it's incredible. I was swept away by the characters.

Mrs. Jones said...

Im excited for Misha!!
and Ill be back tomorrow for the feedback :)

SA Larsenッ said...

Misha is such a sweetheart! I'm thrilled to see her query here!

Christina Lee said...

Hi Misha!!! Love all the names and that's all I'll say for now. :D

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks so much, ladies and gentlemen! Feeling seriously loved now. ^_^

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

I know Misha. Great to see you biting the bullet Misha. You'll find help here. D