Here's where the ol' Kansas boy shines through; I'm using a fishing metaphor for the querying process.
I've slapped on a new coat of spit and polish to Rock Gods and Scary Monsters and sent a few queries. Yes, I'm still querying The House Eaters. I see this as having two different poles in the water (each sporting different bait). I'm not sure who/what is going to be in the pond, so I might as well bring the whole arsenal. The agent field is much more open for Rock Gods because it is more mainstream.
Here's the baited hook:
"Before his uncle comes home from the war in Iraq, high school senior Elliot Harris is poised to conquer the world as the next big Rock God. But Uncle Eli, Elliot’s guitar hero, returns with deep physical and mental scars, shattering Elliot’s narrow vision of the future in Rock Gods and Scary Monsters..."
Now let's hope someone bites.
(man...I sound like a hick today)