Posted by: Patrice Fitzgerald | June 18, 2010

Long-lost blogger

I’m here again, at last!  I know you’ve been pining away for me.

I’m hard at work rewriting RUNNING, my political thriller that was in a drawer for a few years.  A bold new plot point involving a third-party right-wing candidate is bringing it into the current era, so that protag Catherine has some competition.

Here’s the current query letter.  Tell all your agent friends!

Vice President Catherine Young has just been anointed the Democratic nominee for president when her past comes roaring back to haunt her, in the form of a gorgeous Brazilian woman who claims to be her illegitimate daughter.

This political bombshell blows the race wide open and leaves Young vulnerable to the darling of the far right, surging third-party candidate Jerusha Graham.  When Catherine is called back to the White House as the President undergoes an emergency appendectomy, she’s officially in charge – the first woman in history to act as President of the United States.  What follows includes the murder of an F.B.I. agent, a cocaine-fueled chase across the nation’s capital, and media both old and new foaming at the mouth to uncover the candidate’s “secret black love child.”

RUNNING is a political thriller, complete at 85,000 words.

My background includes stints with the Federal government in the security office of the State Department, 15 years as an attorney, and 15 years of writing professionally.

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