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I've been working on a new Book of Mormon novel that I've titled Daughters of Jared for now. (I'm keeping the running word count on my sidebar.)
Here is part of my pitch letter to my publisher. The committee has given me the green light on this project. Sigh of relief since I'm over 100 pages into the book.
September 14, 2010
Dear xxxxx and xxxxx,
Re: Daughters of Jared
In a similar vein as my Book of Mormon “prophet” books, I’ve decided to write a novel that focuses on the era of King Jared (#2). If you recall, in Women of the Book of Mormon, I included a chapter titled “The Daughter of Jared.” While researching that era, I was intrigued with the story that takes place in the Book of Ether and the cycle of kings’ rising and falling due to secret combinations.
Yet I wanted my book to not just be a story of warning, but a story of hope, and it has become both. For the main character Naiva, the younger sister of Asherah, is able to learn the truth even though she is raised in spiritual darkness. In sharp contrast to Naiva is Asherah, who is the eldest daughter of Jared (the one referred to in Ether 8–9). Ash will do anything to reinstate her father’s throne, and instigates plans to have her grandfather, the current king, executed.
The difference in this book, compared to my other historical novels, is the approach. I’ve written it in first person, all from the younger sister Naiva’s point of view. It could even be considered women’s fiction. I’ve tentatively titled the book The Daughters of Jared and intend for it to be stand-alone. Although it might be interesting to have a mini-series of “women” novels or “groups of women” from the Book of Mormon era, alternating release dates with my regular Prophet novels and/or non-fiction works.
I look forward to hearing from you.