Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Guest Post: Author Shelley Workinger
Solid (Solid, #1)
Settling (Solid, #2)
Sound (Solid, #3)
I always assumed that my next book after the SOLID series would be one of the two ideas that’ve been nagging at me for years now: a ghost story involving a football team or a horror piece about bugs. Yes, seriously! I know either of those would be a huge departure from the fun YA fiction route I’ve been on, but creativity is truly an untamable beast. ;)
And, of course, when the time came for me to sit down and actually flesh out my next outline, even more new ideas showed up at the party! These latecomers are a pushy bunch, so those two above-mentioned ideas are being tabled yet again in favor of one of the 3 titles below. The good thing is, I am equally excited about all of them, so I’m looking for some reader input on which to pursue first. Thanks in advance for your opinions!
But all of that changes when he glimpses a wild-eyed girl in the shadows on his way to work and something stirs inside him for the very first time. Without thinking, he jumps out the back door of the subway car and follows her to an underground world where any sensation can be bought…for a price.
Now 13 years old, Sol actually has a pretty great life; his parents (who never thought they could be parents) adore him, as do all of the other adults in the colony, and he has everything he needs – perhaps even more than most as everyone tries to compensate for his only-ness. But Sol’s tired of only seeing other kids through the school tran, as well as hearing their stories of vacations across the solar system that literally revolves around him but that he can’t experience. He’s determined to find a way out of the sun and into the universe, even if he’s the only who believes it’s possible.
So what do YOU think? Which would you most like to see on the shelves next?
The Solid Series