Natasha Neagle

YA author who runs on Starbucks and believes the best way to hear music is live. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two kids, and a zoo of animals.

Query Critique #15

This query critique involves an adult epic fantasy that has multiple POVs. Disclaimer I am not an agent or an editor. I do not have…

Query Critique #14

Today's critique deals with novels that cross into different genre's and the importance of providing a hook, plot, and stakes within your query. Disclaimer I…

Query Critique #13

This query deals with science fiction and features LGBTQ characters. Something I've seen quite a bit since I started doing this is that writers are…

Query Critique #12

This query looks at a picture book, which required me to do some research so I'd have something to refer to. According to this post…

Query Critique #11

This query looks at a YA urban fantasy. However, I question whether it's really an urban fantasy. In urban fantasy, the city itself tends to…

Query Critique #10

This query critique looks at a YA Fantasy novel and discusses the order in which one should present the parts of the pitch. Disclaimer I…

Query Critique #9

Today's query critique involves an adult novel that takes place in another country. Disclaimer I am not an agent or an editor. I do not…

Query Critique #8

Trigger warning: This query mentions suicide. I'm happy to see this novel has a diverse cast, including an LGBT and two disabled characters, which make…

Query Critique #7

Today's query is a fantasy novel. There are so many different subcategories of fantasy, that pinning down what you are writing is important when querying.¬†¬†YASLA…