I'd seen the Next Big Thing Blog Hop going round this summer and thought it would be a fun one to get tagged in. My dreams have finally come true, thanks to Marcia Richards and Cindy Keen Reynders.
I'm supposed to answer the following questions and then tag five of my soon-to-be-famous writer friends. I obviously answered the questions, but most of the people I know who like to be tagged have, well, already been tagged. Therefore, I encourage anyone who wants to be a part of the blog hop to feel free and cite me as their tagging resource. If you let me know when you are running the post, I'll be happy to link your post on my blog!
I contemplated answering the questions for Finding Meara, which is due to be released in February. I've already talked a lot about that story, though, and will be talking more about it in a couple of months. I decided to discuss the next book in the Adven Realm Adventures series instead. It's still in the early stages, so things could change, but I think the basic structure is ready to be shared.
What is the working title of your book?
Finding Meara Number 2 - I can't figure out a title.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I needed to plot for another book, watched Harry Potter and thought it would be funny to have a Pixie infestation as a part of the plot.
What genre does your book fall under?
I'm going with Contemporary Fantasy. I can't feel comfortable calling it Urban Fantasy.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hazel - I have no idea. Because it's written from first-person point-of-view I never see her face. Weird, huh.
Arden - He's kind of like a Legolas (Orlando Bloom)/Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) cross.
Benolt (Arden's Brother) - Viggo Mortensen as he looks in the Lord of the Rings
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
To obtain the antidote to the Pixie bites which bring her son and younger sister to the edge of death, Hazel is forced to choose between the lives of her family and the lives of innocents.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I haven't even broken 10,000 words yet. I'm trying to get Finding Meara ready to publish in February, so I'm just working on #2 as I have time.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I honestly know no other books like mine. I write weird conglomerations. I did have someone compare Finding Meara to Charles de Lint, but as I've never read any of his books, I can't say for sure.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The 2012 Presidential campaign. It's hard to explain.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
If you like contemporary fantasy, action, forbidden love, and some humor sprinkled in, my book is for you. I believe my ideal reader is aged-out Twilight fans (twenty-somethings and up).
What are you working on right now?