Friday, September 14, 2012

#GUTGAA Tag! You're It! Me! I'm It...

Tamara One Magic Bean Buyer tagged me! First, I still love tag -- I played every tag ever invented (don't quiz me on this) so this is super cool to be tagged, now if only I can come up with some answers to these questions!

What is the working title of your book?
I hope it's not just the working title! GODDESS IN THE MECHANICA. It felt like a long route to it, but once I got it, I did a forehead slap.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I sort of touched on this in my Meet & Greet, but, once I got the time-period and setting and main character (actually, only her circumstances, none of her powers or foibles).

The short answer is, Thor.

And then what if  a genius scientist (mad, of course) was obsessed with alchemy, bio-metal alchemy, changing base metal and infusing it into living beings, and what if gods and legends were a part of this world's real history, and what if he used artifacts of legends and gods and experimented on babies...which all takes place before the story, but I had to get there to understand the young people at the school.

The other short answer is, what if the person you loved was the person responsible for your parents' death? How do you reach a happy ending from there?

What genre does your book fall under?
YA Paranormal/Steampunk...maybe I should call it Mythpunk.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in the movie rendition?
This was hard! I can see my characters in my to figure out actors that would translate, well:
Princess Merida was the first person that comes to mind for Tess, I know she's not real, but since Tamara got to change ages of actors I get to change reality!

Alex Pettyfer is almost perfect, if he were a bit sharper in his cheekbones...or:

Tyler Hoechlin (younger, of course) I really like his pissed-off look.

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
A young woman thinks she needs one thing to avenge her parents' death; an ancient artifact, stolen and in the hands of an evil genius. With help from her classmates, she must retreive the artifact, save the world, and exact her revenge. (Mine's two sentences too!) And probably will change after all the feedback from the query.

Will your book be self published or represented by an agent?
An agent would be ideal. But I'm not averse to self pubbing it either. Right now I need to concentrate on finishing!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscrpt?
I'll let you know when I'm done...

What else about the book might pique the reader's interests?
PIRATES! Air Pirates that is, and one in particular: Captain Arkady Flint...

Anson Mount, practically perfect in every way for Arkady Flint.

What fun! Thanks again to Tamara for tagging me -- link to her site at top, check it out, she is cool and funny and I love her premise for her book.

Now, let's see...I tag
Stephsco and Talynn  ink in the book

Have fun!


  1. Hey anthem Amy! Thanks so much for tagging me. Exciting! I'll let you know when I get mine posted!!

    1. Sometimes spell check is a curse. I have no idea where "anthem" came from?? Crazy iPhone has a mind of its own. SERI, are you stalking me? Hehe

    2. Ha! I happen to like anthem Amy. Spell check kills me on my iPad...I should have added that as one of my inspirations, I was trying to write MECHANICA and it changed it to mech handicap...which got me thinking.

  2. OO your book sounds very cool. Steampunk is a fun genre. Mix it with paranormal and it's awesome. Good luck finishing it.