Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I've been tagged...GUTGAA Tagged.

I've been tagged. I'm so flattered. Thanks to Tamara. Please go and check out her super cool blog-- One Magic Bean Buyer. I wish I would've remembered the Gearing Up to Get an Agent activites. They seem to be quite the awesome. Maybe next year. Anywho, I decided to talk about my book that I'm currently querying. Thanks again Tamara.
What is the working title of your book?
Lingering Souls

Where did the idea come from for the book?
The amazing band Silversun Pickups put out an awesome song called "Panic Switch" that set off a full-fledge movie in my brain. Scenes kept appearing and I had to write them to get them out. Seriously, that's how it happened.

What genre does your book fall under?
Young adult science fiction. There are some paranormal elements, but it's mostly scifi.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in the movie rendition?
Oh I love this question.
MC Anna would be played by Ginnifer Goodwin or someone with a similar look. Short bob cut in a deep auburn color.

MC Ian would be played by an actor who had the look of Jackson Rathbone with a bigger build.

Not that I've thought about it too much.

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
When eighteen-year-old Anna Page watched her father die, all she wanted was to join him. Instead she gets a failed suicide attempt and the attention of alien refugees who want her to fight their war.

I cheated that was two. :)

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agent?
Agent. I know there are other options but I would prefer an agent.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Well, that an interesting question to answer. About a year for the current draft. I've rewritten this many times and learned many things on this novel. I started the very first draft 4 years ago. I've written another novel in the meantime and that one took 6 months. and I'm currently working on a new one. Plus, I have way to many ideas that I've started a couple of others. So it goes to show the more you write the more you learn.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
This book is written from two POVs. Anna and Ian's so I had to fluctuate between two different voices and I think it gives you an interesting insight on what each character is going through.

Small excerpt:
I can’t stop saying, “I love you.” I want her to know it. It kills me to have to bring her back to her to the surface and not be by her side, protecting her. It also kills me to think that she might forget. Finally, I found the person who fills me up, and I have to let her go. I hate the Elders for that.
It was tough to pick an excerpt. Yikes. Anyway, I must tag someone. So, I tag:
This was so much fun. Have a great day!!


  1. I was sold at Jackson Rathbone, but I adore this concept! It sounds like such a fun, epic read! And thanks so much for tagging me. :)

  2. I love this new tag game. Can't wait to read Meredith's.

  3. We'll let you slide with two sentences because the second one was really cool! And what I write tends to play out in my head like a movie first as well.

  4. I really like the sound of your book. I think dealing with suicide is important and could really change a teen's outlook. I'm excited for this book, good luck :)