Posted June 2017

Queries: Hook, Line and Slam Dunk


When it comes to Querying, there are certain standards that apply universally. However, it is possible to make your query letter stand out from the rest of the slush pile and tailor it to target the agent of your dreams. Get the inside scoop about querying from author and expert queryier, Kristine Asselin. I will talk about queries that work (and why!) and perfecting the elements of your query. Discover what works, what doesn’t work, and when it is okay to “think outside the box”. See examples of real queries that landed an agent and later, a book deal. Be inspired! In this webinar, you won’t hear vague advice—you will get tangible tips to create an effective, concise query letter.

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Queries: Hook, Line and Slam Dunk

Learn the elements of successful queries, see examples and hear Q&A with "Query Godmother" Kris Asselin.

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About Kris Asselin

Kristine Asselin is the author of sixteen works of children’s nonfiction as well as the YA novel Any Way You Slice It. Her debut Middle Grade novel comes out in February 2018. Kris' last round of queries received over 50% request rate, and gave her three agent offers. As a query expert she has presented workshops for Romance Writers of America (RWA - New England Region), New England SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), New Jersey SCBWI, The Writers Loft in Sherborn, MA, Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA, and Hollihock Writers Conference. She loves being a Girl Scout leader and an Assistant Regional Adviser with the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is a sucker for a good love song (preferably from the 80s), and can’t resist an invitation for Chinese food or ice cream (but not at the same time!). She lives in Central Massachusetts with her teen daughter and husband. You can find Kris online at www.kristineasselin.com or www.querygodmother.com.