Cristin Bruggeman @cristin ?active 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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I am writing a historical novel set in the late 3rd century AD in Armenia, the Roman Empire, and Persia. Here’s my pitch:
Chaos makes for an ideal hiding place, and Rome is again consumed by civil war. Praetorian cavalryman Tiridates is in the thick of it, rolling with the shifting powers and giving his allegiance to whichever emperor the legions choose to follow. Few people know who he really is; no one knows what he’s done.
His hopes for ambiguity are crushed and his past thrust into daylight when another Armenian exile, Grigor, turns up at the camp looking for him. The situation is bleak. According to Grigor, the Persians have come upon their homeland like locusts. He knows Tiridates is the last living prince and heir to the Armenian throne—if Tiridates does not act the nation will cease to exist. The news devastates the prince, especially because he blames himself for his father’s death. If he can restore Armenia to its former glory he might redeem himself, but that’s easier said than done. His allies are treacherous, his enemies deadly. Before he can claim the throne Tiridates must navigate the ruthless ambition of Roman warlords, the manipulations of the emperor’s seductive daughter, and the unstoppable Immortals who defend Persia.
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|What I want in an awesome Critique Partner||
Deep critique. I am experienced with critiquing.
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|What is your writing experience?||
Unpubbed. I have won a contest. I write as much as I can each week, but I also have 3 young kids.
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I just read Water for Elephants and loved it, I’ve also been reading Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, which is well written and a lot of fun.
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|More About Me||
I am American, but I’ve traveled extensively for the past 10 years, and recently became a dual national when I received my Belgian citizenship. My husband is Belgian, and we have 3 daughters: Rena (4), Roxanne (2), and Valerie (infant). I am a writer and a poet. I’ve been working on my novel for about six years, and am close to being done. It took me this long because of all the research it required as well as the demands of motherhood. But hey, slow and steady wins the race, right?
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