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Monday, August 27, 2012

QueryCon #7--Waiting for Someday

Title: Waiting For Someday
Genre: Women's Fiction

Like a blade of grass pushing its way through a crack in the sidewalk, sometimes the buried past has a way of resurfacing... 

Thirty-eight-year-old Valene DelMonaco is a talented expert when it comes to designing the interiors of luxury homes for a small list of New York clients. She satisfies their needs with all the extravagance their lifestyles demand.  Yet when it comes to her own surroundings,she likes her life just the way it is—ordinary. 

But life hasn’t always been ordinary for Valene.  Surviving an abusive stepfather, a teenage pregnancy, and an abusive marriage-of-convenience, she’s determined to suppress her troubled past and keep it where it belongs—buried, along with the rest of her romantic notions. 

Everything changes when she receives a mysterious letter from her ex-best friend, Allyson. No communication for over twenty years since their friendship-ending quarrel had all but convinced Valene she would never hear from Allyson again.  Dredging up the past is the last thing Valene wants, but unless she’s willing to return to California to gain closure with Allyson, she fears the haunting memories of her past can never be put to rest. 

Valene may be resigned to let bygones be bygones, yet nothing prepares her for Allyson’s revelation, her true motive for reconciliation—their rekindled friendship has an expiration date stamped on it, a date of Allyson’s own choosing. 

Complete at 93,000 words, WAITING FOR SOMEDAY is a poignant journey in women's fiction, intertwining the stories of two women whose friendship comes full circle.


Unknown said...

Great query. Flows well, and as a woman who didn't have the best start in life, I'd read it.

Nancy Bell said...

Love the first sentence. Very nice query. I would ask for a full manuscript to evaluate. You supply enough information to make the plot clear, but don't weigh it down with an info dump. You give me the bones of the story with just enough meat attached to make me want more. Well done

Unknown said...

Excellent query. You managed to keep it clear while raising questions that I want to see answered. We would definitely be interested in reviewing the full manuscript.

abuckley23 said...

Well written query! It doesn't fit our catalogue but you'll likely find a good home for Waiting for Someday. I read it aloud to my wife and you had her completely intrigued. Best of luck!