Dear Ms. Warren,
I appreciated your kind words on my blog and the invitation to query you. Thank you. And you’ll be pleased to know that I did not kill my husband.
City of the Dead was awarded Most Promising Manuscript at the Alaska Writers Guild fall conference, where I almost met you. Complete at 122,000 words, it is YA epic fantasy similar in style to Paolini’s Eragon and Lucas’s Shadow Moon.
The story follows Nahldria, an elfin princess training to be a night priestess. But a seemingly accidental death in her family places her next in line for the throne, dashing her hopes for the priesthood. An expanding war tears her from the capital and forces a difficult decision: with her nation and her world at stake, will she join the gods she thought she knew, or save the man she has grown to love?
I am a freelance writer and editor from Fairbanks Alaska. I teach writing to high school students throughout the state, and participate in writing groups locally and internationally. I have published a few short stories and received awards for both this story and others.
Thank you so much for you consideration.