Queryland revisited

Zandoor Artwork by Hazel Butler

Artwork by Hazel Butler

Hoo boy, am I ever tired! I finally finished reading the Query Shark archives last week and boy, did all that education wear me out. Two hundred and sixty-six queries, plus revisions, plus comments. Talk about a learning experience! That and the comments I received as part of Michelle Hauck’s query critique blog hop have really helped me shine up my query. And further brainstorming led to a name change for my MC.

Behold, my new and improved query:

Dear Super Agent:

Nineteen-year-old Prince Zandoor is expected to follow in his father’s corrupt footsteps.  His first task: Marry a wealthy noblewoman and fill the royal coffers to the brim.  But the prince has other ideas.

When he falls in love with a peasant…


Photo 365 #150

spidermanCricket loves his new jammies.  He’s hit the superhero worship phase, and he loves the same heroes his big brother used to love.

I was impressed I managed to get him to sit still long enough for a good picture, and even more impressed that I managed to catch this lovely smile.  They come and go as quickly as Thumper does. 🙂

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