May 28, 2010

Query-Mystic Draft 2

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I am seeking representation for my completed 55,000-word upper middle grade fantasy, Mystic. (insert reason why I have chosen specific agent)

Crip, it’s fourteen-year-old Amelia Dean’s new nickname since a mystifying accident put her in a wheelchair. When Amelia hears a strange voice calling to her from her computer, asking for help, she needs to escape and agrees to go on a camping trip with her friend Greg and his eccentric Grandma K.

A car accident leaves Grandma K. unconscious and transports Amelia and Greg to the magical land of Mystic, where Amelia is healed, Greg disappears and a nefarious wizard named Ralient sees Amelia as his only obstacle to ruling Mystic. Amelia discovers Mystic is the home of her ancestors and she has inherited great powers but all she wants is to live a quiet life with the use of her legs. Amelia must face Ralient, rescue Greg, solve the mystery of the voice and decide if she will return home to the family she loves… and the wheelchair.

Mystic was inspired by my daughter, Arielle. At the age of ten she was in a car accident and became a paraplegic. The wheelchair has been part of our lives for six years and while Amelia is very different from Arielle their wheelchairs and desire for freedom are the same. This is my first novel.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Krista Rausin