Archived Book Ideas


Traveling Teens, Rocky Roads – Query Letter

What makes me “The Adventurous Writer”? I keep submitting my ideas to my agent, possible publishers, and potential editors — no matter how many rejections and “that wouldn’t sell in a million years” ‘s I get! Rejection isn’t fatal, but giving up is, my friends. “No rejection is fatal until the writer walks away from the […]


Unveiling Vancouver – Query Letter

A strong query letter must introduce a book proposal, manuscript, or article pitch. This query letter for my first book idea, Unveiling Vancouver, may not be the best pitch ever — but several publishers asked to see the full book proposal. Nobody actually bought it…but…ahem…”No guts, no glory!” says this adventurous writer! Here’s my first query letter: Dear […]


My First Book Idea – Unveiling Vancouver

An important part of any successful writer’s life is her past book ideas – whether or not they were published (or even written!). I’ve decided to share my book ideas, query letters and progress here, on The Adventurous Writer. Lotsa failures, my friends! And lotsa learning about writing and publishing. I created Unveiling Vancouver while living in Vancouver, British Columbia in […]


Seeking Successful Published Authors

My newest book idea – which I’m totally in love with! – is tentatively titled 25 Published Authors Reveal Their Biggest Blunders — and What They Learned. I’m gathering true stories from well-known writers about their failures and fixes, so other writers, fans, and readers in general can see resilience in action! Participating in this project gives published authors […]