When I pulled up my email and saw that suspense writer Bianca Sloane had tagged me in the Work in Progress Blog Tour, I was so excited. Bianca’s books are full-out thrillers with her third getting closer and closer to publication. Check out her WIP blog post here.
Here are the rules: Provide the link back to the post by the person who nominated you (see above). Write a little about and give the first sentences of the first three chapters of your current WIP, then nominate four other writers to do the same.
Sounds fun. Here we go!
Title (currently under construction/will most likely change or hey, maybe not):
Beatrice Button’s life’s been turned upside down with the sudden death of her parents. She and her two younger brothers find themselves in foster care, struggling to put back the pieces. But when they discover that they have not one, but three aunts, who they’ve never heard of, much less met, things turn even more upside down … literally. The Toolie Aunts are travelers. Realm hoppers. In their flying machine they zip from world to world, exploring strange and bizarre places that could only exist in dreams and Beatrice, Thomas, and Theodore get to tag along. The Button children discover beauty and fun, excitement and thrills. But with every great adventure there is always a terrible danger slumbering in the shadows … and Beatrice wakes him up.
I got the idea for this one during the final stages of The Orphan and the Thief and the idea exploded with possibilities. Initially it was very silly and fun, brainstorming the children’s ridiculous adventures with the Toolie Aunts — the SETTINGS! — , but with a single vision of an empty room, a black tomb, and a glowing hand-print, my fun idea turned seriously terrifying and I had my ah-HA!
Beatrice woke fully and completely as if someone had doused her with water.
The taxi was cold and cramped.
The Toolie Aunts (as they liked to call themselves) embraced Beatrice, Thomas, and Theodore with the enthusiasm to rival a cheerleading squad.
I’m nominating the following four awesome writers to reveal their WIPs. Check out their blogs and books!
R.G. Dole: http://dolewrites.wordpress.com/
Joseph Lallo: http://www.bookofdeacon.com/author/jo-lallo/
Karen Dowdall: http://karendowdall.com/
Claudia White: http://www.claudiawhitebooks.com/