Authors everywhere are taking part in this fun game that promotes an about-to-be-published book and also introduces writers to a broader reader network! I was tagged by L. M. Steel – read more about Lee and her books on her website: http://www.lmsteel.co.uk/
Now, I’m supposed to tag five other authors, but I don’t want to force people to participate, so if you’re reading this and you’re an author, drop me a line and I’ll tag you in my post.
Here are my answers:
1. What is the working title of your next book?
It has had many, but right now it’s: The Witch of Luna Hill
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
It actually started with an idea for a children’s book about a girl mowing the lawn in front of a haunted house. Where that came from, I don’t remember. But somehow it evolved and morphed into something completely different, though, there are still some hauntings in the book. And a girl.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
Oh god, I suck at determining genres, but I’d say fantasy/M.A./romance
4. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Just one sentence??? Jeeez…well, um…?! Okay, here goes:
The first step to restoring peace in Bragimark rests on the shoulders of the reluctant Aia, a poor and hardworking young woman who was brought back from the dead a year ago, and her new friend Merian, a privileged student of noble blood with the heart and soul of a freedom fighter.
5. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
6. If your book was made into a film, which actors would you cast as your characters?
Hmmm…?! I don’t know – I don’t want to put a specific face on my characters. Obviously, their features are described in the book, but I don’t want to put a face/body from real life on them. I think that it is one of the best things about books – that you, as a reader, have your own image of what the characters look like.
7. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I haven’t read that many fantasy books, actually. I’m completely out of my comfort zone with this one, as I’m usually more into writing chick lit/contemporary stuff. So I don’t know..!? But if I were to compare it to a TV-show, it would probably be Merlin bar the dragons and other mythical animals (and with more masturbation…!!!!)
8. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Have no idea. It came to me from many directions. It was one of those stories that gradually formed in my mind, and I wrote every single idea down for months before I even started writing the book, borrowed something from my very active dream world and was also inspired by some TV-documentaries about wars in Europe and films about romance in historical film which I LOVE LOVE LOVE.
9. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It’s a love story. No, actually, it’s three love stories. Two romances; one that promises eternal bliss, but is torn apart by a magic spell, another that is only slowly growing. And then there is the friendship between two young women who’ve never really had best friends before.
And now it’s time to tag people!!! I’ve asked politely, I really have. Okay, here goes:
Geoffrey David West – who I’ve only just ‘met’ – but he has the coolest website, evah!! Well, maybe not ever, but it’s really cool and simple and … cool. I really like it. And he has written books about doll houses and leatherworks, but also a mystery/thriller called ‘Rock ‘n’ roll suicide’, which I think I might just have to get a hold of. Read more about Geoffrey here: http://www.geoffreydavidwest.com/
Blakely Bennett – another author who I’ve only just been introduced to, and who has a very cheeky(!) website. I’m definitely going to check out Blakely’s books – they look super erotic (I can barely breathe normally) – “the darker side of mommy porn”, she says on her twitter profile. Read more about Blakely here: http://blakelybennett.fannypress.com/