Monday, August 27, 2012

Be Inspired Meme

 Thank You Suezanne, from over at The Word is...blogspot (http://suzannefurness.blogspot.com/) for tagging me in the Inspired Meme. 

Here's your chance to learn a little bit about my manuscript I just finished working on:)


 What is the name of your book?

Wish

Where did the idea for your book come from?

An old fairy tale entitled The Pink. The story is about a king's son who can make a wish and it always comes true.

In what genre would you classify your book?

YA Historical Fantasy

If you had to pick actors to play your characters in a movie rendition who would you choose?

Alexander Ryan played by Josh Hutcherson
Prism Chase played by Christa B. Allen

Give us a one sentence synopsis of your book? 


He wished for revenge, but all she wanted was love.

Is your book already published?

No. I know. Sad, right?

How long did it take you to write your book?

I'm still working on this one. Edits, revisions, spell check... But I actually wrote this in about 3 weeks.

What other books within your genre would you compare it to? Or readers of which books would enjoy yours?

Perhaps author Elizabeth C. Bunce and her novel A Curse Dark As Gold
and
Author Jessica Day George and her novel Princess of the Midnight Ball

Mind you, I am not comparing my writing or my story with either of these wonderful authors, but for someone who enjoys a fairy tale retelling, they hopefully would love my book, to:)

Which authors inspired you to write this book?

I hope it doesn't sound like vanity, but I have to say me. I wrote another fairy tale mash-up retelling about Sleeping Beauty and an old Celtic myth and loved the concept of writing a fairy tale. I have ALWAYS had a soft spot for Princess stories but wanted to write something beside Snow White or Cinderella. The Pink got my attention because firstly, it was about a male MC and second of all, It was bittersweet. I love a story that moves me emotionally:)

Tell us anything that might pique our interest in your book?

The first three sentences from my query:

Most seventeen-year-old girls receive gifts for their birthdays. Not Prism Chase. She is the gift.

And here's a little more:

She's the wish maker, and she's tired of it. She wants to find someone who will love her because of who she is and not because she fulfills his every wish.

He is looking for revenge, not love. But can his anger be forgotten long enough to let her inside his heart? He doesn't realize it yet, but she may be more than what he wished for in every way imaginable. And none of it involves revenge. 

Who would I like to pass the torch on to?


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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shoutout! This sounds wonderful, I've never heard of the fairytale, The Pink, but being a wish granter seems like an interesting premise and one that can give the mc loads of possibilities. Good luck.

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    1. Hi Suzanne! Thanks stopping by!
      How cool would it be if there were a real wish granter? Not a genie, though. A Fairy!

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  2. Your main character is an Alex? Awesome!

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    1. I know! Alex fit him perfectly. Of course he's royal so Alexander it must be. But Alex for friends!

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  3. "Most seventeen-year-old girls receive gifts for their birthdays. Not Prism Chase. She is the gift."
    That packs a solid punch!

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    1. Thank you Michele! I think I like it too:)

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  4. Thank you so much for passing this on!

    I think your story sounds really interesting and I wish you the best of luck! We could all use some.

    Thank you!
    Heather

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