So I was invited to join THE NEXT BIG THING. It is a chain of book and author recommendations. One author tags five others, who then each tag five others. The idea is that we all help people out there learn about all the good stuff that’s just out or coming soon. Kane Gilmour tagged me on his blog and now it’s my turn.
1. What is the working title of your next book?
Dark Wings Spread
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
It's the second book in a trilogy. I really can't say I had this idea, with cards and notes and stuff, because I really don't. I just kinda write as I go, the ideas just flow. I mean I have a basic idea of how it's going to end but all that stuff in the middle is still coming to me.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
4. What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Milla Jovovich would make an awesome Aingeal. The only other person I can think of would be Colm Meaney (Mikes from Star Trek) as Aingeal's boss. Here is a Pinterest board of my character line-up.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Aingeal goes through a second, darker transformation after being knocked down by another tragedy.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self published. I really wish I could afford to go through an agency... someday maybe.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
Still working on it, but been about three months and about 3/4 done.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Not sure really... I mean, I'm sure there are other books out there that are similar but I cannot think of them off the top of my head.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
A dream actually. I dreamed the first part of the story and the rest just kinda followed once I started writing. Aingeal (the lead character) has a very strong voice and she is constantly waking me in the middle of the night with thoughts.
10. What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
Aingeal is quite a strong female lead that is kick ass. She gets knocked down but keeps bouncing back stronger and more determined.
You can see all of our answers to the questions above by Wednesday, December 12th.