Thursday, October 4, 2012

Heather Gale's Current Query

Happy Thursday, QQQEers! Today I have Heather's query. She doesn't have a blog, so there's nowhere to link you to, or tell you to go follow, but that's okay, we don't discriminate around here.

So here's her query:

Dear Ms. B. Agent,

Maddison Bernadette Maria Wiseman has the longest name in her family. It may even be the longest name in her neighbourhood!

This year she can’t wait to be called Maddie B. except school doesn’t start for another two long days. Being bored is not easy and keeping a promise can be harder still, even if learning to do your laundry sounds easy. When everything goes wrong, and her mother just never seems to be available, it is up to Maddie to clean up the mess. Too bad the scratchy-old towels give her the shuddery-jeebies!

To stand apart from other early reader stories, Maddie includes the reader as a confident and seeks their opinion or thoughts.

I am an unpublished writer with a background in Orthotics and Prosthetics, however an established children’s author has critiqued this story and advised that it has the quality to be published.

Complete at 2,350 words, Maddie B.: Washing Clothes is Easy Peasy . . . Oops! is an early reader story, set in Toronto, Canada.

I believe this will appeal to fans of the Ivy and Bean, Junie B. Jones, and Clementine series.

Please note that this is a simultaneous submission. I hope you enjoy reading Chapter One as much as I did in writing it.

In advance, thank you for your time.

Kind regards,

Heather Gale

That's it.

I've never done a query for an early reader, but a good story is a good story, and good writing is good writing, so hopefully I'll be able to help. Please save your feedback for tomorrow, when I'll share mine.

14 comments:

Nancy Thompson said...

Sounds cute. I wouldn't even know where to start with an early reader. Good luck!

Em-Musing said...

Cute story. I'll check back tomorrow.

Sarah said...

This is the kind of book my 7yo might read ... I'll be back tomorrow!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll be back tomorrow!

Nicole Ducleroir said...

Early reader query, cool! Looking forward to hearing everyone's comments tomorrow.

Kristen Wixted said...

It's so refreshing for me, anyway, to read something I can understand so quickly because it's the kind of thing I'm more likely to write.
Yaay for early readers!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Yay! Toronto! Gotta love that!

Elise Fallson said...

Will be back tomorrow, can't wait! (:

mshatch said...

sounds like fun - I'll be checking back tomorrow :)

Bryan Russell said...

If it's an early reader, you'll probably have to draw pictures of cartoon bears to go with all your critique comments. Just sayin'.

Joshua said...

Sounds interesting. And cute.

Angela Brown said...

This is certainly a new one. And something that would be great to learn from. YAY!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'll come back tomorrow to find out if you see what I see. Kinda like a game.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

This looks exciting. Can't wait to participate.