Thank you for your recent rejection of my novel. Based on your recent selections, I’ve made some alterations to my
letter. By avoiding the tiresome theme of actually writing quality literary
fiction, I’ve updated it to better hold your interest (also, I've included a picture of some sparkly things at the end!). I think you will find
this revised version far more interesting and marketable!
The only thing worse than taking screaming kids on a road trip is being saddled with a
cantankerous octogenarian angry
vampire. On his journey, Walter Mitchell will leave in his wake, an ecstatic Iowa
nurse, an agitated Tennessee restaurant owner, a chafing Georgia state trooper,
and an affronted Florida gas station attendant love
struck teenager with a vampire bitten neck.
nursing home residents vampires are drawn
together, it is only due to the inescapable bond of being the only lucid males
at the Meadow Brook Assisted Care Home. One of them, Walter, is loud,
obnoxious, rude, and following multiple strokes, downright mean at times a
vampire. Under normal circumstances, it’s all the other three residents
can do to share a table with him. When a dying mobster zombie
shows up and regales the unlikely quartet with a tale of buried cash
magical in Havana, Walter is obsessed by it.
Walter is convinced the
mob werewolf clan is going to
kill him for stealing pocket money something magical from their dying
boss if he doesn’t get away from Meadow Brook soon. Even that doesn’t stop him
from giving the stolen cash (their traveling money) magical fairy beans away
to a young nurse hobbit he is hoping to woo become
platonic friends with. Now, Walter must try and make it all the way to Cuba,
magical fairy land, and find the buried treasure, before his unwitting
vampire partners discover he’s broke. The mob werewolves
didn’t kill him, but that doesn’t mean his already reluctant traveling
companions won’t leave him for dead undead. Walter will have to use
everything within his manipulative arsenal batman belt to ensure the
pensioners vampires make the journey, and get the loot…together.
LOSING MEADOW BROOK, an 115,000 word
fiction Young Adult Fiction, follows this improbable foursome of runaway
geriatrics vampires on the most disagreeable road trip of their lives.