Thursday, March 19, 2009

An Open Letter To Publishing Houses Everywhere...

To Whom It May Concern:

At the age of twenty-five, DanielleTBD is a romantic, a dreamer, a skeptic, a cynic, and still holding out the hope that she will find a real life Zack Morris.

Despite growing up in a household that only featured the seven-channel options of rabbit ears’ television, DanielleTBD still managed to spend the better part of the 1990s learning her life lessons by watching fictional characters experience them. Using Zack & Kelly, Jesse & Rebecca, and Monica & Chandler as her guides for what strong, successful couples were supposed to look like, she set out, perhaps a bit misguided, to find a suitor of her own that would fit nicely into the mold countless sitcoms carved out for her. But something went horribly awry, and she was forced to come to terms with the fact that all she looked to when she was a child to tell her what her real life could be was, in fact, only relevant in for a reel life. Hundreds of actors auditioned for the role of Zack Morris, after all, but only one got it; that should have told her something about the kinds of guys who would cross her path.

Spanning the course of my formative years to present day, My Life, Made Possible By Pop Culture” is a 58,085 word autobiographical essay compilation with a target audience of women 18-45 that is currently searching for a home. Will it be with your publishing house?? A sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic (depending on where you are coming from in life) emotional journey, My Life, Made Possible By Pop Culture is written in the vein of Cindy Guidry or Sloane Crosby. It is my attempt to explain how the great influence of pop culture affected my relationships and beg the question of whether we’re doing young girls any favors by setting such unrealistic expectations through fictional characters and couples.

My Life, Made Possibleis a true tale, though it is a cautionary one.

A freelance Writer and Producer living in Los Angeles, I self-published my first novel, Stars in their Eyes,” in November 2007 and currently contribute to various online entertainment magazines, including Starpulse.com and “I Am That Girl,” in addition to keeping this pop culture blog, on which this book is based. I attended the University of Southern California, obtaining a B.A. in their rigorous Cinema-Television program in only three years, all while simultaneously interning in the television industry with programs like Good Day LA and Ellen: The Ellen Degeneres Show.

I would be honored to send you my manuscript, or even just the first few chapters, for your consideration. Thank you very much in advance for the consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon.

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