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LOGOS: The Writers Voice Blog Post

QUERY: 

Eve is a modern day Indiana Jones; acquiring ancient artifact, looking for clues to history’s greatest mysteries, and of course being hunted by an old and powerful organization.

Roaming the streets of Rome, attending grand parties of the rich, and riding the gondolas in Venice isn’t the only excitement that comes with her new adventure. When the symbol on an ancient tablet matches the medallion given to her thirteen years ago, on the day her beloved grandfather disappeared, she begins to unravel a truth older than time.

Eve is drawn to the energy in the artifacts she’s delivering to buyers, and discovers that not only are these energy infused artifacts a hot commodity, so is she. The flirty men that desire her want something from her and it’s not what she anticipated.

Exposing the truth behind the energy infused artifacts, and piecing together the family connection, might unleash a weapon of mass destruction. Eve is the key for detonation.

LOGOS is a 75,000 word Science Fiction Thriller. The real life disappearance of my husband’s uncle after he got on a plane thirty years ago and featured on Unsolved Mysteries was the inspiration for my novel.

I have short stories that have been featured in Go Read Your Lunch and The Idaho Magazine.

FIRST 250 WORDS:

Somehow I had completed the transatlantic journey my grandfather hadn’t. Not that I was expecting to just disappear mid-flight but it had happened before.

My lungs burned like I’d been holding my breath for the duration of the six hour flight. Only with the wheels down did my body relax enough to allow me to breathe normally.

My deodorant quit the moment they locked the doors. I wiped my sweaty palms across my jeans trying to get rid of the evidence of my anxiety.

Phones lit up throughout the cabin like turning on our electronic devices was part of the disembarking process. I didn’t have a call to make but having it on made me feel slightly less alone.

My phone chimed. My heart stuttered.  I could only think of one person who would call me, and she hadn’t been coherent in more than a year. In fact, the last time she called she had stolen an orderly’s phone so she could remind me to feed her cat.

She had never owned a cat.

“Hello sweet girl.” The voicemail recording crackled over my grandmother’s voice. She sounded surprisingly lucid for someone who hadn’t recognized me in two years.  “Your grandfather visited me last night.” Her words came out in a slow slur like she was talking underwater.

Grandpa had been gone for thirteen years but he still visited Grandma in her dreams.  Her  doctor at the long-term care facility for dementia and Alzheimer’s was worried these dreams were an indication…

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Angela grew up in a small mountain town of Idaho and graduated top of her class of seven. She was born in Boise, Idaho in 1977, the second of four children and only girl. She currently lives in Sun Valley, Idaho where she raises three small kids and blogs about reading, writing and the human condition.

13 Responses to “LOGOS: The Writers Voice Blog Post”

  1. Annette T. Dodd May 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm # Reply

    Good luck in the contest!

  2. Kim Lay May 2, 2014 at 6:02 pm # Reply

    Oooo… I love it!! Great job. 🙂 Good luck!!

  3. Kim Lay May 2, 2014 at 6:03 pm # Reply

    Ooooo…. I love it!! Great job. Good luck.

  4. Angela May 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm # Reply

    I’m just making sure this works.

  5. Copil May 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm # Reply

    Awesome main character, and the inspiration for this is INSANE! Good luck in the contest!

    • admin May 2, 2014 at 7:35 pm # Reply

      Thanks! Uncle Frank is a widowed image in my brain, haunting me for 15 years.

  6. Laura Rueckert May 3, 2014 at 8:23 pm # Reply

    Female Indiana Jones! Sounds great! Best of luck in the contest.

  7. Laurel Wanrow May 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm # Reply

    Disappearing mid-flight! Yikes. Great premise for a SF!

    Best wishes, Laurel

    • admin May 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm # Reply

      Thanks Laurel!

  8. Daniela Torre May 4, 2014 at 7:25 pm # Reply

    I love Thrillers that involve historical mysteries. Science fiction twist? I’m in. Good luck!

    • admin May 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm # Reply

      Thanks Daniela!

  9. Heather Capps May 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm # Reply

    This is terrific. Love the first 250, ready to read more!

    • admin May 4, 2014 at 10:51 pm # Reply

      Thanks Heather!

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