The Next Big Thing Blog Tour

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?


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?

1.8 years.

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.



  1. While I have pre-ordered Impulse, and I’m looking forward to it, I have to admit I was disappointed that it isn’t a sequel to 7th Sigma, which is the book of yours I most enjoyed since _Blind Waves_ (which is one of my favorite books, period).

    So I must ask you: is there any hope that there will be a sequel to 7th Sigma any time in the near future? While it doesn’t absolutely require one, the door was clearly and (and clearly deliberately) left wide open…

  2. I can’t put my copy of impulse down!! Thank you so much for writing this — I’ve been a fan of the Jumper books for years, and this is just as awesome as the others! I wish you would write more in this series!!!

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