Friday, October 12, 2012

BLOG HOP: The Next Big Thing - WEEK 16

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The Next Big Thing - Week 16


UPDATE: BRINGING NEW LIFE TO THIS POST BECAUSE THE WONDERFUL MÉLINE NADEAU JUST TAGGED ME AGAIN ON JAN. 24, 2013!

Thank you to Broad Universe member Jennifer Allis Provost for tagging me. Check out her post, then hop on over and visit these authors, all part of my #WordWar2 Twitter crew. We're all finishing our WIPs by Halloween and checking in for daily word counts and encouragement. Then it's onto #WordWar3! I've also included their Twitter handles so you can follow them there and get in on the #WordWar action!

John Edward Lawson (@bizzaroguy) - http://www.johnlawson.org
Deanna Lepsch (@dlepsch) - http://deannalepsch.blogspot.com
Mike Mehalek (@MikeMehalek) - http://mikemehalek.blogspot.com
Jason Jack Miller (@JasonJackMiller) - http://jasonjackmiller.blogspot.com


What is the working title of your book?
ATOMIC ZION

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was the educational marketing director for Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob, so I was consumed with all things Frank Lloyd Wright, including his utopia, Broadacre City, which was never built.

What genre does your book fall under?
Supernatural/Spy Thriller

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





Jeremy Renner as Nicholas Vanko








Emmanuelle Chiriqui as Evangelina Hawk








Will Yazzie as Calvin Coolidge Detsoi






What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
After his grandfather's murder at the Guggenheim Museum, Nicholas Vanko is plunged into a conspiracy dating back to World War II and now must save the world from a genetic experiment gone wrong by finding Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Yet to be determined.

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

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Think most anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I had access to incredible Wright archives, curators of Wright museums and buildings, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and even former Wright apprentices. With this wealth of knowledge, I had to write a Wright book.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Navajo CodeTalker, color grapheme synesthesia, Gypsy curses, skinwalkers, CIA conspiracies, Russian Mafia, encoded blueprints, non-stop action, Fallingwater, NYC, romance, violence, Prague, Arizona, polygamous compounders, insane Senator, ticking clock


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    1. Thanks, Connie! You gave me a big smile. :D

      I am very proud of this book--it was the most complex and difficult project I've ever undertaken.

      Glad you stopped by and commented!!

      :) Heidi

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  2. You had me at Gypsy curses and skinwalkers!

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    1. Holy WOW, Heidi--Has Jennifer told Vikki Ciaffone at Spence City about this? Sounds amazing! BTW--I did Jenn's cover for Copper Girls and Jenn is just plain awesome in every way. This would be so much fun to design. I love this premise!

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    2. I will certainly keep you in mind for a cover design, Lisa! Thanks for stopping by.

      :) Heidi

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  3. Heidi, I love love LOVE the concept for this! I can't wait to see this in print!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I can't wait either.

      :) Heidi

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  4. Navajo Code Talker! I love the idea (and your casting). BTW I'm one of folks Jennifer tagged, and I'm enjoying hopping around some fellow writer's blogs.

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    1. Hi Vonnie! Thanks for stopping by.

      :) Heidi

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