For Agents and Publishers

Dear Agent or Publisher,

Writing the MASKS duology (planned trilogy) has been an amazing journey for over a decade. The first eight years I wrote Masks of Morality while raising my child, working as a part-time marketing consultant and fanatically volunteering in community service projects in an effort to save the world. I occasionally put my 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 had tea with the characters, argued with them and begged them to get over their hang-ups. While skiing or hiking mountains, 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.

My writing project 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. Leveraging my high-tech career, I took advantage of the digital age and chose to independently publish my Silicon Valley novels.

​I’d consider representation by anyone seeking complex dark characters, edgy plots and subplots connecting the dots between corporatism, deep surveillance and endless war. The manuscript for my third installment will be working its way through the Berkeley Writers Circle and I am in this for the long haul.

​Please let me know if you are interested in a brief synopsis or any chapters. 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

Share This: