For Agents and Publishers

MASKS: a contemporary realistic/silicon valley series
Book 3 of “masks” series

Dear Agent or Publisher,

Writing the MASKS trilogy has been an amazing journey stretching over a decade. I wrote the debut, Masks of Morality while raising my child, occasionally putting the manuscript on the back burner only to hear my characters scream for attention.

The past two years were dedicated full-time to writing the sequel, Monster Behind the Masks. My novels have been alive in my head for a while. I have sipped tea with the characters, argued with them and begged them to get over their hang-ups. While skiing or hiking, I’d mull over how to tighten my prose or increase the tension for plots. It’s surprising I never skied over a cliff during an “aha” moment.

Writing is like leading a dual life, with one foot in reality—the other in the worlds of my stories. This isn’t difficult since my novels are Contemporary Realistic Fiction set where I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am connected to the progressive left-coast community which represents much of my target audience. Leveraging my high-tech career, I took advantage of the digital revolution and chose to independently publish my Silicon Valley novels.

​I’m seeking representation by an agent interested in complex dark characters, edgy plots, and subplots connecting the dots between corporatism, deep surveillance, and endless war. The manuscript for the third installment, The Money Masquerade, is working its way through the Berkeley Writers Circle, slated for release in late 2020. I am in this for the long haul.

​ I have written the first and second books in the series, and am absorbed in the third. I am happy to send more information upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I also hold all rights to the MASKS series.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

T.L. Mumley

Barnes & Noble Booksigning, May 11, 2019

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