Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mark Rubinkowski's Current Query

Today I have something new and different. Well, not really that different, I mean it's another query, but Mark is a guy I met in the Forums at WriteOnCon, and he's pretty new to blogging and writing. He has a blog, which you should follow, called Living in the Middle of Nowhere, but it's new, so there isn't much content yet.

Here's his query:

Super heroes used to exist. They protected society from the threats of super villains and mad scientists. People used to look to them for safety. One day, seventeen years ago, everything changed. The heroes accused the rest of the world of being lazy and deemed it undeserving of their protection.

Sixteen-year-old Mark Novak lives in Springfield,Illinois, which is run by an demented man. He is an ordinary boy whose favorite class in school is History of the Superhero and has a huge crush on a new girl. One walk into the woods with his friends changes his destiny forever.

Mark and his friends start to develop powers after a chance encounter with a hidden base in the forest. Even though they barely understand what is happening, they will be forced to face down threats from science gone horribly wrong and the consequences a few acts of standing up for ones self can cause. Along the way, they begin to uncover the answers behind the disappearance of the heroes and that they may not be the heroes everyone thought they would be. Mark and his friends are faced with a choice. Use their powers and save their failing city or standby and let things take their natural course.

That's it.

Please save your feedback for tomorrow, and thank Mark for his courage.

9 comments:

Nancy Thompson said...

Will do. Thanks, Mark!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this query tomorrow.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome Mark!

mshatch said...

A big thanks to Mark for sharing his query. I'll be back tomorrow to check out what Matt has to say :)

KarenG said...

You got my attention with Springfield, Illinois. My two diamond novels are set in the town down the road from Springfield-- Jacksonville. Now to check out Matt's blog!

Slamdunk said...

Welcome to the world of blogging Mark.

I'll have to return tomorrow then Matthew to see what recommendations that your group has...

The Pumpkin King said...

Thanks for the support! Never knew blogs would open up a new community of people to me. Now I just need to figure out what to write about.

Creepy Query Girl said...

cool! Look forward to it.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

super interesting...
i'll be interested to hear about the advice for this one.