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#1 Joey

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:45 PM

My son came up with this idea about four years ago and wanted me to write a children's holiday book but more as a thriller after reading some of Eoin Colfer, except funnier stuff and less dark elements, but still thrilling.

He's living undercover in an American suburb, head of a special Elven Forces team appointed by the Man in the Red Suit and is on a mission.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:47 PM

I love the idea, but it's a bit to close to one of Harlan Ellison's short stories, I think it's in Dangerous Visions. The story describes a 007 version of Santa Claus who is forced to wear the red suit when he's on a mission.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:53 PM

i really love it! :laugh:

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:10 PM

Well the Man in the Red Suit isn't any sort of secret agent. He has his own job, and that's very different from that other book (which I haven't read). He has others who help him and thwart the other side...and I won't divulge my ideas for who they are or what their evil plans may be. The group of elven agents actually protect him from those flying and swarming around The Other.

Trust me, different. Very. Just checked out that book and thanks for the heads' up, but our plots are different. Been playing w/an outline for it the last few months when bored.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

And actually I screwed up the name I came up with. It's going to be J. JINGLE HEIMERSCHMIDT, UNDERCOVER ELF.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:02 PM

I love it! I'm sure I'm not the only one singing the song in my head.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:01 PM

Great title, great idea

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:13 AM

Thx. Can't take the credit, came from my son. Back when he was 10. He's 13 now. Avid reader!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:54 AM

I've even thought of hooks already for this one.

"Four feet of frosty fury."
and
"His Fist Put the Fa in Your La La La!"

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:42 AM

love your hook!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:20 AM

Sounds like a winner.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:35 AM

Sounds like a winner.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

I might start on this one along with the sequel to TDB. It's fun and it will probably pull me through the holidays giving me something more to do. Driving home from work today, I began to work out a few more things in my mind regarding plot.

Not sure what age this would be for, but I'd aim for Harry Potter-ish age readers, which could be any age maybe? I'll just eliminate any foul four letters and keep any elven romance on the down-low.

Do y'all think it'll be difficult switching temporarily from adult to either middle grade or YA for this one? I'm thinking it needs to target middle grade kids, and esp those who still believe...like the proverbial Virginia.

When my son came up w/the idea, he still did. I miss that part of Christmas magic and maybe this will bring some of it back. :wub:

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:39 AM

I think it needs to be J. Jacob Jingle Heimershcmidt (his name is my name too) :)

Funny though. I like it!
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:05 PM

I like it! Sounds like something I'd read to my son. :)

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:12 PM

Joey, you rock - like always. :biggrin:

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Love it!




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