Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn’twant. Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her.
Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.
And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.
Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.
The storm is coming . . .
Sounds totally awesome, huh? I can’t wait to read it! Now on to the questions!
Hi Brigid! Tell us about yourself in two tweets or less.
If you were going to set up a Facebook page for your book, how would you describe it?
I’d definitely post the cover, which I haven’t seen yet. I can’t wait to see it—but much like being pregnant, there’s not a whole lot I can do to speed up the process.
Describe your path-to-published in five essential steps.
- I wrote a book. This sounds basic, but it’s not. This is the hardest step. It’s also the most important. You can have the greatest idea in the world – if you can’t get it down on paper in a way people want to read about it, you’re going to be stuck at square one forever.
- I queried the hell out of it. I didn’t find an agent. So…
- I wrote another book. I queried the hell out of this one, too. And when Tamar Rydzinski requested a partial, I accidentally sent her 30 double spaced pages and 20 single spaced pages. I felt like the world’s biggest idiot. And the worst part is that just that morning, I had read an entry on the Bookends blog about taking a little extra time to make sure you’re sending what the agent requested. It all worked out, however, because Tamar ended up requesting the full, and then offering representation. Then the best thing EVER happened.
- That book didn’t sell. Why is that the best thing ever? Because it allowed me to start a new project, ELEMENTAL. This book is stronger than the one that landed me an agent. I learned a lot from the editorial rejection letters. I kept my story focused, and I never took my eye off the ball. ELEMENTAL garnered almost immediate attention from editors, and…
- It sold at auction the last week of January, this year.
I don’t think that sounds trite at all! Especially because I’ve experienced it first hand. Aren’t writers/industry folk awesome!
How did you snag your agent?
How did you celebrate when you found out ELEMENTAL sold?
Brigid, thank you so much for sharing your story with us! I can’t wait to see ELEMENTAL in print!