Hi, My name is Emily, I wanted to write you a little note about something. I wrote a children's story, I'm not really sure about terminology, but i'm saying it would be good for 3-11 year olds. It really has broad appeal, I think that everyone will like it, inlcuding moms and dads. The people in my neighborhood all told me it was a real winner...I'm letting you have the first look because you are the biggest publishing company that I could find. It's about a boy and his little dog, and they do some really funny things together, things that everyone likes to hear about. His dog even rescues him from a sewer drain at one point...I'm trying to entertain and teach! (Did you know that over 20 children are seriously injured in US sewer drains each year?)
I have never written anything before, well I write a really funny Christmas Form letter each year, I think that's what first prompted me to try writing. I am starting out with writing for kids because it's the easiest way to get published, I will move on to my serious true crime novels in a year or so. Maybe you would like to have a peek? I write in rhyme. All children love rhyme, and I know that it's the easiest way to teach, preach and tell a fun story all at the same time.
EXCERPT FROM : THE BOY, THE DOG, AND THE SEWER
..Now that little boy was a very naughty child,
He was always running around and acting wild,
And even though it's not safe to play by the sewer drain,
He jumped up and down on it, over and over again.
(note to editor, in this instance I would want the reader to pronounce 'again' like this "AGANE" this way it will rhyme with drain.)
He fell right in with a splash plish sploop
and was covered in ecol-i and lots and lots of poop
See a sewer drain is where all the toilet water goes,
and that naughty little boy had lots of sewer water splashing in his nose.......
After that the little boy has some scary things happen to him, while his little dog alerts rescue personnel.
You can call me next week if you want, I will send you the rest of it when I get a contract offer...I don't want to make you worried or anything, but I might try and start a bidding war...I don't just give my stories away.
Anyway, I'll talk to you later, remember to spread the word about the dangers of sewer drains,