I was tagged by Kate Elliot to participate in the Next Big Thing Blog Tour. When I find out where her entry is I’ll edit it in. Just today I was tagged by Madeleine Robins for the same thing and will point to hers when it comes.
What is the Working title of your book?
IMPULSE aka JUMPER III
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It is the logical extrapolation of the events and conditions set up in the original JUMPER book and its sequel, REFLEX.
What genre does your book fall under?
Contemporary Science Fiction
What actors would you choose to play your actors in a movie rendition?
Davy: Martin Freeman
Millie: Rachel Weisz
Cent: Anna Sophia Robb
What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Jumper, the next generation or Teleport hits High School, High School hits back.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Like the previous books, Impulse will come out from Tor books. I am currently represented by Russ Galen at the Scoville, Galen, Ghosh Literary agency.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I don’t want to compare quality but the sort of thing I’m trying to do is in line with Scalzi’s Zoe’s Tale which is almost, Old Man’s War: The Next Generation.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My daughters. Both their characters and struggles, and their needs. (College Tuition.)
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Brian at Goodreads says:
I should not have started a Gould book at 11:30 at night. I finished right around 4:30am. I love the Jumper series. As a bookseller getting Fantasy people to try SF, I would give them Ender’s Game followed by Jumper. Impulse is a wonderful continuation of the Jumper & Reflex storyline. Just to follow the characters 15 years later and get to see back into their lives, and what they have done with their abilities, and how they try to raise a child on the run.
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