Which Novel Next?

If I tell you my one-sentence pitch, will you tell me which novel you’d rather read?

Model for Deception
When her model partner disappears, a Memphis fashion model uses her “clothes whisperer” skills to investigate the case, only to discover clues to the murder of her long-lost favorite cousin.

In the Name of Mississippi
A young documentarian returns to the South to film a historic civil rights lawsuit, but when the case begins to fall apart, the mixed-race young man must confront his own uncertain place in the world.

1011 St. Lawrence Street
In the racially charged 1970s, the death of the family patriarch deprives a Raleigh, North Carolina family of its moral center, affecting two young cousins—Casey, the beautiful outcast and Emily, the reluctant favorite—quite differently.

The Bone Trench
A controversial private prison project brings Mother Mary and her son Jesus back to modern-day Memphis where Mother Mary is determined—this time—to protect her son from harm.

I’ve finished revision on Train Trip: Lucinda Mae’s Quest for Love, Honor, and the Chickens, and I think I’d like to revise another novel before I return to Jazzy, my Katrina novel. But you can vote on that too: As Hurricane Katrina approaches, an eleven year old girl must evacuate her beloved New Orleans to stay with her deceased father’s family in Mississippi as she awaits the birth of her new sibling.

What do you think?

here’s to Creative Synthesis . . .

loglines, novel revision

Comments (9)

  • All of the above, but maybe because I’ve heard more about it, I’m particularly interested in The Bone Trench. They all sound like great novels. Your repertoire is very well-rounded!

  • Ellen Morris Prewitt

    Tom said if he didn’t know anything about them, just based on these sentences, he’d vote for The Bone Trench too—followed closely by Model for Deception, of all things! (You should do sentences on your novels too—I’d love to read them)

    • I’m actually prepping something of the sort. Your feedback in my one idea has sparked me to actually TOUCH it, so I was hoping to send you some fragments of that one and some others soon. Since I’m BAD with the summaries, maybe you can help me with the sentences. 🙂

    • Ellen Morris Prewitt

      Thank you so much for weighing in. Jazzy has a special place in my heart. I love the little girl narrator’s voice, and it has been written as I fall in love with the city. One vote for Jazzy!

  • Ellen Morris Prewitt

    Thanks so much for reading them and voting—it’s been so interesting to see what resonates with folks. And it’s giving me more information than I ever would have thought! I’ll let y’all know how it turns out.

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