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I am seeking an agent for my literary novel, INACTION HERO. The query letter proper is below, but first I'd like to mention the overall themes: regrets and redemption; 9/11; loss of innocence; grief and the loss of a partner and moving forward afterward. One of my favorite authors, Kent Haruf, was a big influence on the early drafts of Inaction Hero. If interested, please contact me for an excerpt. Thank you.
If you had a second chance at life, what would you change?
Meet Jon, the titular "inaction hero." In life, he’d always been a passive participant. Now, after a horrible train derailment—in which he may or may not have survived—he is reliving pivotal turning points in his life.
Guided by three mysterious hobos, Jon finds himself once again at the deathbed of his mother; the emotional breakup with his second true love, for whom he still pines; and the day that haunts him forever—9/11, when he lost his first true love, Philomena, a death of which he still feels the aftershocks. Will he get things right this time, and finally be able to move on from Philomena's death?
Told from multiple POVs, though mainly Jon's, Inaction Hero deals with grief and loss of a loved one, and moving forward afterward.
My novel, Just Follow Me, was published by Pen-L Publishing in December, 2014. I’ve had short stories published in the anthologies Sudden Flash Youth; The Westchester Review (2013 & 2014 editions); Ten Modern Short Stories 2010; See You Next Tuesday; and The Ampersand volume 4; as well as Weekly Reader’s READ magazine, and Word Riot.