If you are wondering about the book for sale at the side of the page, here’s how I wrote about it (and myself) in a recent query letter.
What has everyone had on their mind for the last three years? The economic crisis and the crushing loss of equity in their homes. The market is perfect for Foreclosed: A Mitzy Neuhaus Mystery.
The phones at Neuhaus New Homes Real Estate office had stopped ringing. For sale signs were stacked in the closet. It is the financial crisis of a lifetime and Realtors everywhere are starving. But Mitzy Neuhaus knows there is still money in town. Old Money. If Mitzy can break into that market she can keep her business running and keep her employees fed.
Mitzy has all of her wits trained on one house; If she can sell this mansion, her worries would be over. If only it were that simple. Mitzy finds herself up against the dual enemies of a handsome, egotistical business rival and her own outspoken self. Before she knows it her business, Christian witness, and the safety of the people she loves the most are all on the line. Is a personal grudge going to keep her from saving her business or is something far more dangerous getting in her way?
My writing credits include the one-act play “The Right Spirit” which was produced by Artist Repertory Theater of Portland, Oregon and received a Drammy Award, from the Portland theater community. Other experience includes the short story “The Proposal” which placed in the FreSch Scholarship contest. I wrote the office newsletter for Pregnancy Resource Center. Working in children’s ministry at church, I write my own curriculum and stories for children.
My novel, while not overtly religious, involves the spiritual life of the characters. This is a perfect fit with OakTara’s mission to publish books that introduce people from all walks of life to Christ.
I have a BA in history and a passion for real estate. In Foreclosed, Mitzy Neuhaus uncovers a dangerous mystery when she tries to sell a Victorian Mansion of unusual pedigree; as story line that combines my favorite subjects.
A Realtor works with people from across the spectrum and has access to their homes day and night, a perfect job for the amateur detective. The opportunities for crimes are endless. I see Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries as a series of at least five novels. The second novel is tentatively titled Mid-Century Modern.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review my query. I look forward to hearing from you.