Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bran Hambric: The Specter Key TRAILER!

BRAN HAMBRIC: THE SPECTER KEY // Buy or read a preview at

In an earlier post, I blogged about the sequel to a book series that I'm REALLY excited about. The book series is the Bran Hambric series, and is written by blogger/YouTube phenom Kaleb Nation. You may know him as the guy behind, the hilarious website in which Kaleb himself reads and blogs about his journey of reading the entire Twilight saga. It's quite hilarious, to say the least.

Now, onto Bran Hambric. The first novel, BRAN HAMBRIC: THE FARFIELD CURSE, takes place in an alternate world and, more specifically, in a city named Dunce, where magic is outlawed. Our main character is fourteen-year-old Bran, who was taken in by a bizarre family named the Wilomases after he was discovered in a locked bank vault at age six. He soon discovers he possesses magical abilities, and that his mother's former masters are after him, attempting to get him to finish the job his mother started. It's a wild adventure, with some interesting characters and some truly funny moments! All in all, a great read that anyone of any age would find entertaining!

Now, for the randomness (well, not that random)...

Do you think it's possible for your first story to be your first? I mean it in this sense: J.K. Rowling got the idea for Harry Potter on a train ride, and it just stuck with her. Stephenie Meyer had a dream about Edward and Bella for TWILIGHT, and it stuck with her. Christopher Paolini loves fantasies, and one day started to plot out/write a novel titled ERAGON. Kaleb Nation randomly imagined a boy and a banker on a roof, waiting for a burglar to come, one March night...

So, my point is, is there a such thing as a story that must be written? Because, honestly, sometimes I find myself questioning the very story that slammed into my head, wondering if it's simply a pipe dream story, so-to-speak, or if I was truly meant to have this random idea plow into my brain.

I tend to overthink things, so honestly, I don't know. But I do know that I'll keep querying, and querying, and querying...

But, if I find myself seventy-years-old and still querying this story of mine seemingly zillions of years from now, I'll then put it away.

It'll probably be then, however, that an agent scoops me up. :)

Leave your thoughts below (and remember to check out Bran Hambric!)!

Until next time, happy writing!


  1. Bran Hambric sounds so cool! A definite must-see.

    As for stories that must be written, yes, I think they're out there. As a young writer, I thought that's how every writer got the ideas for their stories - they dreamt about them. As I grew older, I realized that not only dreams, but day to day life can inspire. Be thankful that a story stuck with you so tightly, you had to write it down. It's a testament of your creative side that you can take a resonating thought and turn it into something people will want to read. And I'm sure, it'll be a bestseller in no time!

  2. Thanks for the amazingly nice comment, Nathalie, that made my day! :) And yep, after reading your comment, I think I now believe it to be true that a single idea can, in fact, turn into a novel.

    Thanks again!

  3. Thanks for recommending this book -- I'm intrigued and will look for it! Thanks too for finding and following my blog. I look forward to reading much more from you!

    Happy weekend!

  4. I hope you find your success before you are 70 (with your current project or a future story that makes its way into your mind)! I admire your determination. I recently started getting discouraged and started writing a blog draft about when it's time to move on and leave a manuscript in a drawer. Sorry...that's not motivational thinking! I do believe that some stories are meant to be told. (christy)