By Darvell Hunt
"Arnie just wants to be a 'normal' sixth-grader, but he keeps hearing goofy words inside his head—words with mysterious power capable of turning him into an alien.
"As if Arnie’s troubles aren’t bad enough with his voice crackling and going deeper, he’s telepathically learning a foreign , but he keeps that abnormality a secret—for now.
"As the language lessons progress, he discovers that his elementary school is on the front lines of an alien invasion, and if he completes the language training, he’ll be assimilated into the alien race.
"Good thing he meets up with a representative from the Alien Resistance Coalition (or ARC). Arnie gets sent on a secret spy mission to discover the identity of the boss alien, who’s hidden somewhere at his school.
"But even the ARC can’t help him as he slips behind enemy lines, seeking to stop the telepathic messages and save his school—but he must risk everything, including the ability to communicate with his friends and family, and possibly even having to move way to the home alien planet.
"For the past six years, I have been moderator of a group of over 200 prospective writers called Authors Incognito. I created and now co-write the official blog of this group, which can be found at LDSWritersBlogck.blogspot.com. An award-winning novel excerpt of mine was published in 2005 in Irreantum Magazine (www.aml-online.org). I have also won several awards at the LDStorymakers Conferences.
"THERE’S AN ALIEN IN MY HEAD is a completed middle-grade novel at just under 23,000 words. The full manuscript is available at your request."
That's the query for my current project. I feel pretty good about it, but so far I haven't landed an agent--just a bunch of form-letter rejections. The road to success is paved with those rejections and I fully expect to publish this novel.
I welcome your comments regarding my . I haven't looked at it for awhile and am considering updating before sending it out again.