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09:10 am: The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is a round robin effort to promote authors new works. Here is mine. Below are some links to others…or at least to their websites:


What is the working title of your book?

The Raven, The Elf, and Rachel – Volume Two of: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin


Where did the idea come from for the book?

It is based on a roleplaying game run by a friend.

What genre does your book fall under?

Young adult fantasy

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Tiffany Tang to play Rachel…or a little girl version of her. Someone like Jeremy Sumpter in Peter Pan to play Siggy.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Intrepid Rachel Griffin discovers there is a world even more secret than the World of the Wise and it’s dangerous, though that doesn’t even begin to stop her!—all while she is adjusting to her new life as a freshman at Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts…oh, and falling in love.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Don’t know yet. My previous books are with Tor.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Book One took about 9 months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Harry Potter meets Narnia meets Nine Princes of Amber meets Lovecraft meets Fringe.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I fell in love with the game the book is based on, with the characters, and with the journey of discover and revelation the characters undertake.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It starts in a world without monotheism: no Jews, Christians, or Muslims. Only, it turns out knowledge of these things have been removed by magic. There is no knowledge of the Powers of Good on the world…but that has not kept the out the Powers of Darkness.


Other authors to visit:

Douglas Cobb:  http://douglascobb.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/the-next-big-thing-blog-hop-article-douglas-r-cobb/


Mindy Klansky: http://www.mindyklasky.com/index.php/2012/12/the-next-big-thing/


Misty Massey: http://madkestrel.livejournal.com/


Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon. (link)


Date:December 23rd, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)

Rachel Griffin Book One

I read chapters 1-4 on your website and I'm hooked. I saw you were writing the second installment, but I can't seem to find the first anywhere. Has it already been released or do you have a release date? If it has been released, where can I buy a copy?
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Date:December 23rd, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Rachel Griffin Book One

Alas...it is not available anywhere yet. There are several possibilities in the works. I will definitely post the moment it becomes available.

Thank you, though!
Date:December 23rd, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Rachel Griffin Book One

So very excited! I loved both Harry Potter and Chronicles of Amber. I can't wait to see where the story goes. I've ordered all the Prospero books, very excited to read them as well.

Happy Writing!
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Date:December 24th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)

Re: Rachel Griffin Book One

So very glad! Hope you enjoy them and have fun!

(The Miranda I know? Or another Miranda?)
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