So, we're still digging out from under the query letters sent our way last week. And we have to say, this is super-fun. You guys have some excellent ideas. And as much as we'd love to say we were the reason K.M. Walton made her big announcement yesterday, it would be a big old LIE. Her query rocked before we even hit send!
Anyways, here's another amazing query we thought you all would get a kick out of. This is Jared Larson's query for his middle grade novel I'M HERE TO SAVE YOUR DAY: THE ADVENTURES OF BO WOLF. Enjoy!
Bo Wolf is just your average bully-slaying fifth grader. Sure, the other kids tease him about his arms looking like flexi-straws, and they tell him to go back to his home on Dweeb Island, but Bo doesn't care. With his mad fencing skills and soon-to-be ravishing good looks, he's convinced he's on the way to becoming king of [insert school name here].
After impressing a school yard gang by defeating their leader in a broomstick combat, Bo agrees to help them take on the meanest, ugliest, and biggest bully known to man– Grendul– who's taken the playground jungle gym for his own.
However, when Bo puts the smack-down on Grendul, he finds a much more powerful adversary in the bully's mom, the school lunch lady. Angered by her precious son's defeat, she plots to poison the entire school with her irresistible ginger snaps. When Bo discovers her diabolical plan, he must find his courage to save his friends from an imminent cafeteria induced death.
Complete at 34,000 words, I'M HERE TO SAVE YOUR DAY: THE ADVENTURES OF BO WOLF is a middle grade retelling of Beowulf, set within the tumultuous battlefields of the middle school playground. [Insert reason why you are querying them here].
Hooked, right? So, what are you digging out from under on this lovely Wednesday in August?