The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing is a series of blog posts where authors talk about their work using the same ten questions. At the end of the blog, we tag other authors who will do the same thing a week later. So not only do you get to find out more about my upcoming book but you also will discover some other interesting writers. Rosemary “Mamie” Adkins, a true friend and Irishwoman from the heart, tagged me and here are my answers:
- What is the working title of your next book?
I am still waiting on the publisher‘s acceptance of my first book, which has the working title A Time To Love. I hope to get an answer soon.
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
I desired to write a book about romance with mirrored true life and would lift the reader into an alternative world, which gives power and strength. Actually, the characters had been living within me since 1993, but it has taken some years for them to be born.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
To be honest, I am not sure. I write in different genres in fiction and non-fiction. At the moment, I think it falls under multicultural, inspirational, romantic suspense, but it could fall under women’s fiction. What I am definite about is that it is a book that men would love to read also.
- What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
- What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Living out your destiny means accepting crossroads, which will occur in your life and lead you to change and move up higher.
- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be traditionally published, and at the moment, I do not want to reveal the publisher’s name due to waiting on an answer
- How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
It took me a month, writing day and night. My characters started talking to me as soon as I sat at my computer and began to type in the first words. They felt I was way overdue in starting.
- What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Far Pavilions – M.M. Kaye – My book is not historical as Kaye’s but it has a purpose and destiny that is unique.
- Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I was visiting the home of my birth in 2008, and several people whom I grew up with asked me when I had planned on writing my first book. It was amazing, because I had talked to no one about the hidden desire I had to write, so they couldn’t have known it. In fact, one person told me he had always expected me to write and wondered what I was waiting on.
- What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
It is multicultural, inspirational, romantic suspense fiction in which I have incorporated aspects of poetry, music and my own love for biblical texts I believe in. Even though inspirational, the book does not avoid sexual intimacy, and humor, hope, and faith runs throughout the book. Most important, this book reveals the strength in women. My female characters are strong women.
That’s it for me. Below are several great writers whom you may want to read.
Peggy Strack – A Stop in the Park
L. W. Smith – Mountain of Death
Micki Peluso – And The Whippoorwill Sang
Nicole Dunlap - Miss Nobody (A Shaw Family Saga)