Marketing & Publishing
Query Letter Revamp
Product Copy for Store Pages
Hourly Rate: $50
Query Letter Revamp
Two Revisions = 1.5 hours
Looking for a literary agent? With this service, my intention is to turn your query letter into a clear, concise, and stellar pitch that will interest any agent.
Below are examples of two rounds of edits I completed for a satisfied client (who has my thanks for letting me use this as a sample!)
Product Copy for Store Pages
Revision of Existing Blurb = 1 hour
Write New Blurb = 2 hours
*(Plot outline required for both)
Two things sell books: covers and product-page descriptions.
I’m not a cover designer, but if there’s one thing I’ve done a million times, it’s create book blurbs for store pages such as Amazon. Often it seems harder than writing the actual book!
Below are examples of the copy I’ve written for my own books, and what I’m willing to produce for your novel (outline of plot is required).
TRAINLAND Product Page Copy
JACK DEVINS loves his four-year-old daughter, Kelly, more than life itself.
But Kelly’s untimely death sends him into a downward spiral he will not survive. Finally, six months after the tragic accident that took her life – six months of blaming himself, of being estranged from his wife and teenage son, of failing at work, and drinking himself into oblivion – Jack decides to take his own life by jumping in front of a New York City subway train.
But someone has been following Jack – a disfigured homeless man who claims to know the secret to Jack’s redemption, which can only be found in the strangest of all places: an underworld where the souls of suicides hang in a tentative balance.
Jack will have to make the ultimate sacrifice and give up all that he holds sacred if he is to learn the mysteries of this subterranean realm, where time is measured by the coming and going of an interdimensional train, and the tunnels are darker than the darkest of souls, and filled with the demons of his past.
Because Kelly calls to him from the other end of one of those tunnels – and only Jack can save her.
Welcome to Trainland.
OUTBREAK Product Page Copy
The end of the world was the beginning of his nightmare…
Kip Garrity’s father is the only other person in his life, now that civilization has been destroyed by a viral catastrophe known as “the Outbreak.” But his dad is sick with sepsis and will be dead within three days. To save him, Kip must leave his barricaded house for the first time in years and make his way to the abandoned pharmacy across town, which may or may not have the antibiotics his father needs to live.
As he struggles to survive against an onslaught of crazed, infected humans he once called his fellow townsfolk, Kip will meet Melanie, a girl from school he never thought he’d see again. Kip and Melanie must work together as each tries to accomplish an impossible mission, though Kip knows his growing affection for Melanie could put their lives at risk.
When a group of raiders led by a psychopath who calls himself “the Colonel” captures the two teens, Kip must outthink and outmaneuver these twisted killers while evading a horde of zombies quickly closing in. The clock is ticking. Kip has a plan so crazy it might work, but it will require a horrifying sacrifice—and a single misstep could doom both teens to a fate worse than death.
ASCENDANT Product Page Copy
SOME MINDS AREN’T MEANT TO BE UNLEASHED
Michael Cairne was just an ordinary teen trying to go unnoticed in dystopian, police-state America. But when he discovers a rare telepathic ability that allows him to influence the minds of others, he becomes a target for the tyrant who rules the country with an iron fist.
After an attack that destroys everything he loves, he is rescued by a group of rebels with psychic powers who will teach him how to fight back. Someday, Michael might make a difference for his kind—but only if he can survive the brutal wasteland that houses this rebel hideout, in the dangerous, raider- and cannibal-infested mountains of what used to be Colorado.
But a darkness stirs within Michael, growing stronger by the day. He craves revenge against the men who killed his family, and his relationship with two sisters—one a gentle “empath” who wants to heal him, the other a jealous sociopath intent on destroying him—will change Michael in ways he never imagined.
It will wake up the dormant—and terrifying—part of his nature created in a military genetic experiment before he was even born. This dark being inside Michael, known as the Bloodcrier, will change the face of a nation at war with itself, unless Michael and his friends can come together to stop it.
LUMINETHER ONLINE Product Page Copy
Grab a sword. Level up. Kick some ass.
A year after the tragic death of his best friend, Carey Walsh copes with feelings of guilt and loneliness by trolling strangers online. His secret little addiction becomes a nightmarish odyssey when he trolls a billionaire inventor of a futuristic VR simulation housed on a faraway tropical island.
The game, known as “Luminether Online,” is actually an experiment meant to rewire the brain’s empathy centers – an experiment that kills the bullies it attempts to fix. Suddenly trapped inside, Carey encounters an epic fantasy world full of vibrant magic spells, terrifying monsters, and ancient gods who left behind superpowered races of humans – one of which Carey must choose as his avatar.
Armed with the most basic armor and sword, he must level up, stop a guild of necromancers hellbent on world domination, and do it all while playing as an orange-eyed “Feral” rogue with a furry tail and amazing stealth, agility and parkour skills. But there are other, more toxic, players who will do anything to win, even if it means committing real-life murder against their competitors.
In order to win the game and get out alive, Carey must recruit allies, explore the mythical world of Astros, and unlock the secrets of this baffling new reality – because the truth is not what it seems.