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Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Next Big Thing
So, the ever lovely K.M. Walton, the author of CRACKED and the soon to be released EMPTY, tagged me in The Next Big Thing blog post. Basically, it's a fun list of questions for us writer's to answer about our current book or WIP. I've linked two other blogs taking part at the end of this post. Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing: What is the working title of your book? The working title for my book is Seven Tears. I'm currently in the querying process. Where did the idea come from for the book? The idea came to me while I was in the middle of reading another book. The book I was reading was one of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I totally don't remember which book it was exactly (if you know of the series, there are quite a few books), but the MC mentioned the myth of the Selkies and my mind sort of took off. What genre does your book fall under? Hmmm- paranormal/fantasy/mystery. Oh, and it's YA. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I have absolutely no clue. I think I would want someone unknown to play my characters. However, at times Ian Somerhalder reminds me of one character. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Seventeen-year-old Bree Anderson never believed in the Scottish myth of the Selkies--at least not until her tears fell into the ocean and a dead body appeared. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? About 4-6 months. Give or take. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Ohhh boy. Um, The Body Finder meets Shiver meets Shade Who or What inspired you to write this book? I love all things Scottish and I love all things that have to do with myths. So, put them together and, BAM! Inspiration for my book! What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? There's a bit of mystery, hot boys and some make out scenes. Plus, it takes place in Scotland--the Orkney Islands to be exact. What else do you need?