Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Kalen Holloway watches time slip away. She has waited years, weeks, hours, seconds for her 15th birthday—time’s an easy thing to keep in Oceanus, an underground world powered by clocks. Now a legal adult, she can leave the safety of Gear Train Five and search for her missing twin. Four years ago, Kalen’s orphanage burned to the ground. She lost contact with her twin as well as her surrogate brother and sister in the fire. Convinced her twin lives, Kalen enters the Free Lands to find her despite her friends’ concerns. A Twelfth Hour of Time’s Clock, Kalen can see the future—at least, impending death. Through eye contact, Kalen can tell if someone will die within the next twelve days. But her power comes with a price. It leaves her constantly cold, sick, and physically weak. Kalen can barely walk a mile without fainting, let alone run. Such physical limitations don’t let her get far. In the Free Lands, she stops at an inn to rest where a Hand—a henchman and assassin—tells her she must come with him to Clock Face Twelve. Thrown off her path and powerless to stop it, Kalen must follow the Hand to the place where her surrogate sister now rules. But Kalen cannot trust the girl who always feared and coveted Kalen’s powers. CLOCK FACE TWELVE, completed at 66,000 words, is a Young Adult Steampunk novel. I believe this story may appeal to you because [insert agents interests]. I am majoring in English at the [Name of University]. I am an intern for Andrea Hurst and Rebecca Berus and work for the Creative Writing Institute as an editor and a writer. My short stories have won several contests, and Overruled: An Anthology published my short story, The Sworn Sword. I am currently soliciting multiple agents. The full manuscript is available upon request. Thank you for your time and consideration. NAME Phone number Email ----- Obviously, I need help with a hook. Secondly, this is a series but I’m not sure how to put that in the query letter. The second book has a rough draft completed, and the last one I could start writing today, if I put my mind to it. Please post any questions you have about the world or titles. Suggestions are welcome.