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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Next Big Thing...I've been tagged!


Okay, so normally I don't do these types of posts (mainly because I never seem to have something to say, lol), but when my pal Stephanie Parent tagged me, I knew I had to give in and hop on. And I must admit, it's kinda fun once it's done! lol

So, it's really simple: I answer a few questions, then pass the bullet torch on to a few other friends who might wanna play along. Easy, right? 

Here we go...

What is your working title of your book?
     The title of the book I'm currently working on is GENERATION Z. It's the first book in my new Generations trilogy coming from Pendrell Publishing Spring 2014.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
     Ooh, a toughie right out the gate. I got the idea from this book after having a conversation with a local friend in my hometown. We were talking about a very young girl (I'm talking early teens. Yeah) who learned she was pregnant--and was actually happy about it! It was really hard for me to imagine being happy about this at such a young age, and that spawned the idea of a young girl being the world's last hope for mankind to continue.

What genre does your book fall under?
     I would have to say it falls under the dystopian umbrella.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
     Unfortunately, I haven't even had time to think this one out! lol Honestly, this series is so early in the development that I haven't thought about it. I know what the characters look like in my head, but I've yet to scope out the endless plethora of celebrity images to find real-life comparisons. But I will one day, I promise!

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
     Sixteen-year-old Hanna Greer is The Final Child, the last human born, and the fate of mankind depends on her chance at reproducing. Or something like that. Ugh, I hate those one-liners.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
     GENERATION Z will be published by Pendrell Publishing. It's currently slated for a Spring 2014 release. 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? May we see an intro?
     Um, let's just say the first draft is still in the "drafting" stage, lol. And sorry, I'm not able to let you see any of it yet. My publisher would stone me.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
     Ooh, another toughie. Um, it has a little bit of Megan McCafferty's BUMPED mixed with a bit of Tiffany Truitt's CHOSEN ONES. Plus my own flair, naturally. :)

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
     Inspiration comes from an endless list of places. Other authors, books, TV shows...I'm inspired daily by countless things.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
     Hmm...it's the first in a trilogy, and by far it's my most challenging project yet--and the one I'm most proud of. (I may only have one book published thus far, but I've written many, lol)

Okay so here are the unlucky folks I've hand-picked to receive this esteemed honor. ;-P

(just click their names for links to their sites)

Now I know some of these guys will probably ignore this (and most likely try and kill me in my sleep) but that's okay--I like a challenge! 

Rules of The Next Big Thing:

*Use this format for your post
*Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (work in progress)
*Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.
Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:
What is your working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? May we see an intro?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged. Be sure to line up your five people in advance.

This was fun, thanks Stephanie!

2 comments:

  1. I hate one sentence synopsis too. But only if I'm the one who as to write it :)

    Intriguing concept Jamie.

    ........dhole

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  2. Jamie, sounds like a good book is in the works! Best of luck with your new WIP!

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