MASKS TRILOGY: A Contemporary Lit/Silicon Valley 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.

I dedicated the past two years 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 a progressive, open-minded community, which represents much of my target audience.

Leveraging my former high-tech career, I took advantage of the digital revolution and independently published the first two of my Silicon Valley novels. I will take them off the brick & mortar shelves of Barnes & Noble, and other retailers, in the event an agent or publisher is interested in picking up those titles.

​I’m seeking representation by an agent or publisher 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, has made its way through the Berkeley Writers Circle with an expected release in 2021. I am in this for the long haul.

In the meantime, I recently earned a certificate in Wellness Coaching with the good intention of helping people lead a healthy lifestyle with a balance of mind, body, and spirit. I swear there's a direct connection to my novels!

​I am happy to send more information upon request. Please contact me if you have questions. I also hold all rights to the MASKS series.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

T.L. Mumley

Barnes & Noble Book signing, May 11, 2019

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