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Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Survival Guide For The 33rd Century

I'm still working on the sequel for TOUCH OF FIRE. This is my second draft. The first one was leaning more toward urban suspense and that's not the genre I want to embrace. We write fantasy in this house.

Struggling with the sequel did give me some insights. I want to continue writing post apocalyptic stories. For that to happen I need to get the heroes closer to Armageddon. LOL. (Right now they've traveled back in time to pre-apocalyptic Earth.)

But the first book, which comes out in bookstores on April 28, is a primer; a guidebook, if you will.

I realized (after the fact) that it does indeed offer excellent advice on how to live, behave and thrive in a post apocalyptic world. So I've decided to market it as a guide instead of a novel.

You think I'm kidding, don't you?

Check out my short post over at Samhain and tell me if this marketing ploy will work.

Evil empires, DNA meddling, swine flu, global warming... hmm...conspiracy theories galore. Come to mama!


Zacery Nova said...

Sounds like a plan to me!

- Zac

Maria Zannini said...

(grin) I wish I had thought of this sooner.

Margaret said...

LOL! Sure, maybe... I don't know. All depends on how close they are to creating Elementals. After all 2012 isn't that far away.

Maria Zannini said...

We'll leave the magic to fiction. I certainly don't want to come across any of those people--especially the water Elementals. I can't swim!

catie said...

Hehehehe! Clever Maria. :D I'm a post-apocalyptic, dystopian junkie so not only will I be following your series, I may be asking for advice when it comes to my own novels.

Maria Zannini said...

Hey great! A sister-in-arms. We need more post apocalyptic fiction. There is so little of it out there--unless you count the zombie stuff.