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The Next Big Young Adult Novel Series

June 17th, 2010 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

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!)

9 Responses to “The Next Big Young Adult Novel Series”

  1. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Tim, your story sounds suspiciously similar to mine. Except the heroine is addicted to heroin. The mummy is her dealer. He wants to keep her on the space station with him. The zombie wants her to get off the space station with him and get clean. She’s managed to fall in love with both, so now the question is does she stay on the space station with the mummy and drugs? Or does she leave the drugs and the mummy to survive with the zombie she also loves? It’s quite clear she loves the zombie more, but is it enough to let her overcome her addiction?

  2. Andrew, TANcast's #[square root of -1] Australian fanNo Gravatar Says:

    Mike, this isn’t your idea at all. Shame on you.

  3. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Actually, you’re right Andrew. I totally ripped off Tim’s idea, and just added my “Heroine addicted to heroin” idea to his. Heroine addicted to heroin is something I want to write about at some point, though. Just because saying “Heroine addicted to heroin” amuses me. lol

  4. GeoffNo Gravatar Says:


  5. GeoffNo Gravatar Says:

    If WordPress let us post pictures (or even links) in comments, you’d be seeing Captain Jean-Luc Picard facepalming right now.

  6. CJ (TANcast's #1 Mormon Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Mr. Babb I’m planning on someday writing a biography about your life and I just wanted to see if you liked the title I have chosen. Tim Babb: Innocence Perplexed. How do you like it?

  7. GeoffNo Gravatar Says:

    Oh wait, I guess it does let you post links.

    Picard is disappointed, Tim.

  8. Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    @Geoff it got flagged as spam. I unflagged it 🙂

  9. Alissa (TANcast's #1 Female Fan and NEW #3 Fan wooo!)No Gravatar Says:

    Tim might hate me for this, but all I can really say is narf. Sorry dawg.

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