The Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop is a weekly event in which writers are invited to share eight sentences from one of their works for other writers, readers and random bloggers to read, critique and comment on. Visit their site by clicking on the button below for a list of other participating writers and share the love! Today’s 8 comes from Pool (working title and subject to change), which is still in the early, early stages, so don’t even ask when it’s coming out. 🙂
Norah said nothing, but her heart was pounding. Anything could be in that hotel. “We haven’t sent anyone up in person,” the lawyer had said, “but we took some satellite images to verify the property does exist. Mr. Hodel indicated he hadn’t made the trip himself, but his father may have. Or may not have. For all anyone knows, the property might not have been touched since your great-great grandfather left it.” And he’d looked at her, almost smiling in the way of professional people who think they’re giving good news. “For all anyone knows, the mine could still be there, all ready to go again.”
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Yes, boys and girls, I’m getting back to my B-Movie horror roots with a good old-fashioned “isolated young people terrorized by monsters” book, with kind of a fun twist since the book reads the same way from the monster’s point of view, too! Norah and her friends are soon to be stranded in the Kuluzo Mountains, right at the end of the road in Alaska. There will be action and adventure and blood and guts and quite possibly the strangest romance I’ve ever written (spoiler alert: it’s very one-sided). I’m still in the fun stage of early writing, so it could be a year or more before you see it. In the meantime, please enjoy these intermittent snippets from wherever I happen to be writing that week!