JD Baker (jdbaker11058 on QT) has signed with agent Roz Foster of Frances Goldin Literary Agency.
[AGENT'S NAME & SALUTATION],
I am reaching out to you because your page on [AGENCY WEBSITE] indicates you'd love to represent more speculative fiction or science fiction, and are looking for a strong, feminist lean. HORIZON FALLING is a grounded science fiction novel (89,000 words) with a strong female protagonist that explores near-future combat, terrorism, crime, and the demons that haunt those who fight our wars.
Alia Sanchez was the best spider-jockey in the Corps—until PTSD and opioids shredded her nerves. Booted from the Marines, she has nothing ahead but a downward spiral to addiction and death. But when a black bag crew snatches her in the middle of the night, she gets a second shot at life. Their leader, a disgraced former general, wants her to strap into the drone driver's rig one last time and fight for the country that turned its back on her. The mission: stop a neo-Nazi militia from hijacking a satellite weapon so dangerous it can destroy entire cities.
If she fails, it's civil war. If she succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.
Bestselling author [NAME] said about this novel: "The pace is relentless, the action is visceral, the writing is crisp and vivid, but it's the confidence of [MY NAME] creation that sets him apart."
I'm the [CURRENT JOB RELEVANT TO NOVEL]. I'm a former [MILITARY JOB RELEVANT TO NOVEL] and combat veteran with deployments to [LOCATIONS], and I served alongside U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan. Consequently, I'm also a PTSD survivor. Over the last 20 years, my work in national security has focused on intelligence, counterterrorism, transnational organized crime, and cybersecurity. Events like those depicted in HORIZON FALLING are what keep me up at night.
Per your submission guidelines, I have pasted the first chapter of HORIZON FALLING below. May I send you my finished manuscript?
Thank you for your time and consideration.