My brilliant co-redux-slinging CP, Cait Peterson, is the Next Big Thing, so she tagged me in this meme. (?) (I think that's how it works?)
Anyway, now that I've turned in Solving for Ex, my contemporary YA retelling of Mansfield Park, to Tricia, my awesome agent, I'm diving head first into my next project, which is what this meme is all about. I think you've all heard all of this already, but eh, what the heck?
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea for the book come from?
Well, I'm a sucker for theme in a story, as well as conflicted characters. I spent like five years studying the Bible in grad school and I knew the story of the Exodus from Egypt had both out the wazoo. I thought it would be awesome to retell it for a young adult audience in a completely different setting. (Though there still is a bit of sand.)
What genre does your book fall under?
YA Science Fiction, baby!
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
(model Carolina Thaler)
And her sister Sarra:
And here's Havah's S.O., Orev:
(model Alex Cruz. Yum.)
What is the one-sentence synopsis for your book?
Chrome is a futuristic science fiction retelling of the Biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt with robots instead of taskmasters and plagues of mechanical spiders, twisted circuitry, and leaking battery acid.
Will your book be self-published, or represented by an agency?
My work is represented by Tricia Lawrence at EMLA, who is a ROCK STAR.
How long did it take you to write a first draft of your manuscript? May we see an intro?
I'm only about 40% of the way through, but all told it'll probably take me about three months.
What other books would you compare this story to within the genre?
Probably CINDER. *grins* A retelling of a classic story with robots. Wheeeee!
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The complete and total badassedness of Moses and the whole freaking story. Seriously. Go back and read Exodus 1-15. EPIC.
What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
At the heart of the story is two relationships: a deep and complicated one between sisters, and a devoted, sexy romance. Also: a murderous queen and BATTERY ACID.
Thanks for reading! I hate tagging people in these things, but by all means, if you want to play, consider yourself tagged and link up.
Everyone wish me happy drafting! Thanks! <3 font="font">3>