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Bio: Rae Mariz

Name: Rae Mariz

’10 Book Title: THE UNIDENTIFIED

Publisher: Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins 

Favorite Bit of Writing Advice: Write. Revise. Repeat.

Favorite and Least Favorite part of writing:

I enjoy the process.

But it never ends.
 

Outline or let it fly?

Whatever works.
 

5 things

I’m one of those make-stuff crafty types.

I miss working in libraries.

I like science more than art.

I moved to the other side of the world for love.

I live a remarkably drama-free existence.

 

THE UNIDENTIFIED synopsis

Kid knows her school’s corporate sponsors not-so-secretly monitor her friendships and activities for market research. It’s all a part of the Game; the alternative education system designed to use the addictive kick from video games to encourage academic learning. Everyday, a captive audience of students ages 13-17 enter the nationwide chain store-like Game locations to play.

When a group calling themselves the Unidentified simulates a suicide to protest the power structure of their school, Kid’s investigation into their pranks attracts unwanted attention from the sponsors. As Kid finds out she doesn't have rights to her ideas, her privacy, or identity, she and her friends look for a way to revolt in a place where all acts of rebellion are just spun into the next new ad campaign.

Comments

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dy0ulee
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Interesting book! Welcome, Rae!
andreacremer
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Welcome, Rae! Your books sounds fascinating :)
cynjay
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Very cool - welcome aboard!
gregvaneekhout
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Welcome, Rae! Your book sounds awesome!
blythe_woolston
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Rage against The Game. You have created a very plausible dystopia. I wish I could be certain that I like science more than art. I'm so damn fickle.
suzanneyoung
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
WOO HOO!!! Rae is here!!!!!!!! This book is awesome!!! Can't flippin' wait!!!

:-)
amybre_white
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Sounds very cool and intriguing, Rae! Welcome!

And enjoy your drama-free existence ... while it lasts. (I want a drama-free year, please!)

-Amy (Brecount White)
daisywhitney
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oh wow...this sounds terrific! Very hip and modern
presentinglenore.blogspot.com
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
SOLD!
writerjenn
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Welcome to 10ers! Your book sounds wonderful!
cmobrien
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Dear Rae,

Your book sounds like the society we already have, where school and Wal*Mart are practically the same thing. Nice.
All best,
Caragh O'Brien
rae_mariz
Oct. 20th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
EXACTLY. I tried to do this hyper-contemporary thing, turn current trends up five levels? But the more research I did, the more I discovered... I probably didn't take the insanity far enough, haha.

Truth is stranger than fiction
(but fiction is truer.)
;)

Edited at 2009-10-20 08:05 am (UTC)
christyraedeke
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
Welcome, Rae. I know it's months out but I want to be the first name on your ARC tour list! Dying to read your book...
rae_mariz
Oct. 20th, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)
And thanks for all the welcomes!
sbrezenoff
Oct. 20th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Your books sounds very cool.

PS: The MC in my WIP is called Kid. We might have to duel or something.
seaheidi
Oct. 20th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Welcome! I love your 5 things.
dawn_metcalf
Nov. 6th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
This is a *RIVETING* book concept! Wow!

Welcome to the Tenners!
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