Monday, November 2, 2009

My Fifth Attempt at The Romantic Query Letter

Monday, November 2, 2009
10 Agents queried and now I wait.


There is an infinite longing in the glances that Lady Ursula Robinette always gives Lord Philip Latimer that he finds both heartbreaking and promising…

My novel Brunswick is a 100,000+ word historical romance set in 1820’s England, which tells of this promise and how the two came to build a passionate relationship despite their strong personalities and interfering relations.

Philip fell instantly in love with Ursula after she came upon him wet and naked atop his horse, offering him her coat with gaming smile before helping him mastermind vengeance on his cousins who had abandoned him in cold pond. At the time, she was already engaged to Nicholas, one the very cousin’s who caused their meeting and quick friendship.

After time and strange circumstances, Philip is asked to end Nicholas’ engagement to Ursula and the two share a passionate kiss that begins a long and complicated affair due to a miscommunication of intent and feeling.

Philip asks Ursula to marry him but she refuses for she feels that he does so out of a sense of obligation and he does not press the issue for he assumes that she says no because she is still in love with Nicholas. In love with each other, the two fall headlong into a torturous relationship of friendship and intimacy where they never discuss the things they do on Tuesday afternoon in her grandmother’s townhouse.

Well, that is until they each get a letter from the Earl of Brunswick summoning them to Brighton. Then the two, in close quarters for half of the day as they traveled from London, addressed some of the things that had been left unsaid between them.

Included are the novel synopsis and the first five pages. The manuscript is complete and available upon request.


Simone Ogilvie


  1. Love the painting and the agents would be crazy to not want to read more of that story. You’ll definitely get published real so. Oh and I love your blog.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I know nothing about the writing business or query letters, but I like the way yours starts out. Good luck!

  3. Hi, I would also like to thank you for dropping in on my blog twice now, "Thanks :-)"

    I also know very little about your subject matter, but your writing style is excellent and by keeping your 'focus' YOU WILL Achieve your goal and your work will be published.

    Have you considered self-publishing?

    All the best,

    1Yogi2Many :-)

  4. Very interesting post... I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your blog. I'm sure I'd visit here more often. George from romantic films.

  5. Best of luck to you - here's hoping you'll hear something soon! :-)

  6. Hi all,
    Thanks for coming by and wishing me well with my query letter. If I haven't been by to see your blog yet this week I'll be sure to stop by before week's end.
    All my best,

  7. Hello Simone, is there any way to contact you? :)

  8. Hello, Simone

    I love your writing style -- your words and ideas flow so easily. I'm sure success will come soon, and it'll be well deserved!

    Every good wish,

    Ludwig (a.k.a 'The Grammar Terrorist')

  9. I think the query letter is wonderful. It is certain to pique their interest. Hope you hear something soon.

  10. Hello All,
    Thanks for stopping by and offering me your kind encouragement, I really appreciate it.
    Ines you can always contact me at
    ...and Ludwig, what a name, no one seems to use it anymore.
    Oh, Pam I pray you're right. I pray you're all right.
    All my very best,

  11. I love historical romances. I really hope you get published! That would be so exciting!