A query letter is a single page (and no more!) cover letter presenting a writer and their book to an agent. Constance and I are just about ready to press send on our first one. Below is the first of three required questions. We’d love some feedback.
What is your book about ?
Part girlfriend’s-guide, part wise companion, Mothering Addiction: When Your Child’s an Addict, No One Brings You a Casserole illuminates the invisible casualties of addiction: the mothers. They’ve scrambled for tutors and sought out child psychiatrists, shoring up their struggling student long before the first bong hit.
Their story is my story. We’ve kissed boo boos, band-aided skinned knees and confronted bullies, these mothers and I. But we were powerless over this insatiable intruder. As my son sank deeper into a black hole, I retreated into shame and secrecy, hiding my truth in closed-door therapy sessions.
I found solace when, one by one, women like me stepped from the shadows, acknowledging their own private pain. Forming an underground support group, codename, The Book Club, we mothered addiction, together.
This hybrid memoir braids expert advice with the collective stories of The Book Club, inviting the reader into a rare sisterhood of informed support. With humor and humility, these women strengthen their bonds, as they navigate the knife-edged paradox of loving while letting go.