So my wife and I were discussing our upcoming trip to Disney World/Universal Studios Florida, and I brought up the new Harry Potter “Land” at Universal. My wife asked if J.K Rowling was getting a piece of that. I’m not sure but I bet she is making a mountain of cash from that. That got me thinking…
We should write a book for the teen set and soak up the sweet sweet profits. So we set about coming up with the idea (Which is to say, I kept throwing out ideas and my wife tried to go to sleep)
So Harry Potter took wizards and witches, Twilight took vampires and werewolves…so what’s left? We’ve got mummies and zombies! BOOM! Genius! A love story about a zombie and a mummy fighting over the same girl. Both are the walking dead but their worlds are about to collide.
But wait…don’t want to just do a zombie/mummy version of Twilight. We have to add another level. Hmmmm well Dan Brown is also making a crap-ton of money selling his books about religion…what if we make the zombie a Catholic and the mummy a Muslim? Oh yeah…now the whole thing is more than just a teen love story, it’s a metaphor for the east/west culture clash! Can’t you just see all the subtext and hidden meaning? Of course you can’t! It’s hidden. But when you get to the end of the book it’s going to hit you like a ton of bricks and melt your brain (Uh oh…I think I just made the zombie hungry).
But maybe that’s not enough to set our book series apart from the pack. It needs another gimmick. That’s when it hit me…why not set the whole thing in SPACE?! Yes! the woman the two undead creatures are fighting over is trapped on a space station where a supply ship from Earth has dropped of some artifacts for study. An ancient curse awakens the mummies and turns half the station’s personnel into zombies. Now the zombies fight the mummies for control of the station while our heroin does her best to keep out of the line of fire while trying to make it to an escape pod and is befriended by both a zombie and a mummy. She falls in love with both of them but not only does she have to choose between the two…she also has to chose between getting to safety and true love!
Billion dollar book franchise! I dunno why my wife rolled her eyes and went to sleep…this is like printing money! Where’s a book publisher when you need one? All I need now is a title. (None of you better steal this idea! This is MY gold mine!)