Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tasha Seegmiller's Current Query

Do you all know Tasha? I've known her a long time (in internet years) but I haven't been to her blog much lately (I haven't been to anyone's blog much lately). But you all should check it out and follow! We've got her query on today.

Here's the letter:

Dear Agent,

Nora Clark arrives in a cheap hotel room of the afterlife with no recollection of how she got there. To check in on her husband of thirty years and their sons, she has to complete the life to life transition. Her progression stalls when, of everyone who died that day, Nora is unable to complete the first major step.

She is told the problem is simply that she hasn’t accepted her death, but the pain of separation from her husband and sons has made that reality clear enough. Then, Nora discovers she can interact with strangers still living, and is certain they need her help. When her assistance allows glimpses of her family, her resolve strengthens.

While heaven keeps giving her menial tasks, her capabilities with the strangers increase. Equipped with both her own knowledge and the perspective of the afterlife, she bends the regulations to better the lives of her family and the strangers. But the rules of heaven still have consequences, and Nora’s actions could jeopardize the happiness of the living and her own place in forever.

TRANSCEND, women’s fiction with magic realism, is complete at 81,000 words and would appeal to readers of Susanna Kearsley and Alice Hoffman. I currently teach high school English.

That's it!

Please thank Tasha for sharing, and save your feedback for tomorrow.

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Tasha! You've come to the right place.
And I appreciate you checking in on my blog, Matthew.

Christine Danek said...

Hi Tasha! Matthew is the best. Best wishes on your book. Sounds intriguing.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Thanks Matt!

And now, for the next day or two, and then all the querying later, there is no such thing as too much Diet Coke :)

mshatch said...

Ooh, interesting premise - reminds me a little of What Dreams May Come. I'll be back!

jamieayres.com said...

Thanks for sharing with us--sounds like a book I want to read! My YA deals with the afterlife and a state of Limbo too :-) I'll pop back tomorrow. Great job!

Elise Fallson said...

Hi Tasha, very interesting premise. I'll be back tomorrow. Enjoy your Diet Coke! (:

Robyn Lucas said...

Yay for women's fiction!

Michael Offutt, Kaiju Smack Down Artist said...

I agree with Elise, it is an interesting premise. Will return tomorrow to see what your knives do to it.

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Joanne R. Fritz said...

Hi Tasha! Thanks for sharing your query with us. That's an intriguing premise.

Martina at Adventures in YA Publishing said...

Hi Tasha,

I like that you are treating this as magical realism and would be interested to read how you pull this off. It's such a nebulous definition, but i love the way that contemporary lit blends with magical elements to create a fantastic fusion. Your relationships already sound strong and real, which is quite a feat in such a brief query!