Jennifer Band (skyworks on QT) has signed with agent Chris Morehouse of .
Dear Ms. Morehouse,
I am seeking representation for my memoir, A Model Life.
A Model Life is a YA memoir about my transformation from dyslexic-chubby-grade school-outcast to teenage model, and the 5 years I spent in the fashion business traveling the globe alone; a hideously beautiful world that I just managed to survive. Set in the early nineties when chaperones were rarely, if ever provided, and abuse, emotional and physical was the norm, my story is the Grimm's fairytale version of what the public thinks of as a glamorous life.
As a model, I worked for such magazines as Seventeen, YM, Allure, Elle, Vogue Bambini, was on several covers including Sassy and Maxim, and did campaigns for California Tan, Pepe Jeans, Dannon, Baby Ruth and Ford. At nineteen I moved back to New York to study acting and soon relocated to Los Angeles where I became a successful working actor (General Hospital, CSI:Miami, and more). My website has a complete listing of my acting credits, modeling photos and biography. I also have an active presence on My Space.
A Model Life is the first in a series of YA memoirs I plan on writing about acting, dating/marrying a rock star, and surviving a serious illness. The book I am currently working on is a YA magical realism titled Seaspray.
I am blessed to have Francesca Lia Block as my mentor. Additionally, the past five years I have studied writing at UCLA extension and just graduated from their master class in memoir writing program. I have contributed to Dime Stories for NPR, reading from an excerpt of A Model Life.
Follows are nine pages from A Model Life. The full manuscript is done and has 51,742 words, 69 chapters (I write short chapters) and 240 pages. Currently, the full manuscript is out to three other agents. Please let me know if I can provide you with anything else.
Thank you for your time.
Jennifer Sky Band