Friday, September 28, 2012

Novel Pitch

Hey all,
I hate to leave my blog stagnant for so long, so I thought I would give you a taste of what I've been working on. I wrote out a one-minute pitch for my novel that should give you a sense of what the story is about. But I need your help. An ideal pitch must reflect the feeling of the genre. If you are not "thrilled", tell me why.

And thank you guys for allowing me to write "favored blogger" in my bio section.

Revel in Red
[ALT title: Red Revel Run]

[Fast-paced] Psychological Thriller

Bourne Identity on speed

Revel Atkinson is found wandering the jungles of the Yunnan province in China. He tells his story of an unlikely athlete, accidentally recruited into an elite training program. When his team is kidnapped by leaders of the Caifu Zai Shuidao, the world’s most notorious Chinese Triad, he must use his wits to survive their torturous and physically demanding elimination process. His morals are tested as he fools the officers into believing that he wants to become a Triad member. The Interpol will call him a convict. Revel will convince them that he was a hostage—no matter how severe the crime or how open the road for escape. This 60,000-word novel has also been adapted into a 120-page screenplay.

The author has worked as a copywriter in advertising for the last decade, is a published author of short stories and narratives in online and print journals, and is a favored blogger. She has a B.A. in Screenwriting from Drexel University.