We’ve got ANOTHER Silver Pen to share with you today! Jamie Walker in Tapei, Taiwan, has already written >15,000 words!!
Read below to learn more about how fantabulous Jamie is! And maybe YOU will feel inspired to hit Silver Pen too.
Is this your first book? If not, what was the first book you ever finished writing?
Technically, my first book was about my mom’s preschool classroom pet rabbit, Shadow. More recently though, I wrote a 75,000 word travel memoir about the process of moving to Taiwan [I’m from Michigan, USA] and the first few years of being an expat. It’s marinating on my hard drive for a bit before I’m ready to edit and complete it.
What’s the working title of your NaNoWriMo17 project?
Give us an elevator pitch of your project.
Alexandra is a hematologist looking for answers about a unique enzyme her research team has discovered – especially once she finds it in her own bloodstream. But her work is interrupted and her world turned upside down when she is accidentally turned into a vampire. Despite her initial disbelief [and disgust at blood in her morning coffee,] scientific curiosity wins out and she begins to adapt. Her reluctant mentor — a British aristocrat from the early 1800’s — enlists her help in solving the rash of murders that have been plaguing Chicago. The vampire population has been dying out, and they can’t afford to lose many more of their number.
Things only become more complicated as the body count rises. It turns out that not only has the government been keeping the existence of vampires a secret, but almost everyone in Alex’s life has been hiding things from her — from her boss to her new boyfriend. There’s murder and mystery, vampire politics, a little romance, and a lot of weird science. And also a cat named Charles.
Share your favorite line/short paragraph from your book so far.
For the first time since becoming a vampire, Alex actually felt like sinking her fangs into someone.
What inspired you to join the Mighty Pens?
I knew I wanted to join NaNo again this year, and that writing to support a good cause would give me even more motivation. The Mighty Pens seemed like the perfect opportunity. It is my personal belief that a better education for all, especially girls and young women, will lead to a better future for our world.
Congratulations again, Jamie!! And keep on doing what you’re doing!!