So this is the first time I am sharing this with anyone and I could use some help. I feel like i did my query writing research but still I could find very little about writing a memoir query and therefore just had to go for it.
I appreciate any feedback you may have for improvement. Thanks in advance for taking a look. Excited to hear other ideas!
I am currently seeking representation for my book How I Came To Be Me. Since you are a memoir publisher, interested in stories about human perseverance and triumph over adversity, I thought you might be interested.
I was nine years old the first time I had to save myself from a life threatening situation. When I got through it I realized that I had been guided to safety. And somehow I knew that I always would be- except when I would not listen.
From near death experiences to magical adventures, from falling in love with a heroin addict to being blessed by a Brazilian voodoo deity, this is a story about my evolution- a spiritual creative with a keen intuition whose desire is to grow up to become a renowned artist, but whose life leads her down a sometimes dangerous, sometimes enlightening path, she has followed since birth.
As an artist, I have received a number of awards, national press articles and an online following in the thousands. I have traveled to many countries to share my work as a costume and body artist and have begun to combine art and wildlife rescue work.
How I Came to Be Me is a personal memoir containing 64,446 words. It would appeal to teens and adult women who are looking for inspiration to realize their strengths, showing them that your past does not define who you are.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. May I send you my professionally edited, print-ready manuscript for review?