Jill Archer. author of the Noon Onyx series, tagged me on a post last week. You can read her post at this link. Thanks, Jill.
Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:
What is your working title of your book?
The Wish Keeper
Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is the third book in the Whispering Woods series. I had a series arc mapped out before I submitted the first book to my publisher. I love series and have always enjoyed seeing characters grow through stages of more than one adventure.
What genre does your book fall under?
Young Adult Fantasy
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I'd cast Dakota Fanning for the main character, Mia Taylor. I think she's an amazing actress, and she could play this part well. The character requires an actress who can be tough and vulnerable at the same time. (Click HERE to see her if you're not familiar with her.)
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A gifted teen searches for an out of this world killer and battles her feelings for the one person she needs to save.
I made that up on the spot and hate doing loglines.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I will submit to my publisher, Etopia Press.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'm still writing. It doesn't take long, but I took a break to write another book (not in this series). Total time for writing and revising will be under three months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I'm not sure about books. I pitched the series by referring to some popular television shows like Fringe and Heroes.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Prior to writing the first book in the series, I passed a little red booth in a rural area on my daily commute to work. My imagination went from there. I also listen to a lot of science podcasts and learned about synesthesia. I thought about what a person might feel like with this medical condition and how much we don't know about it.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I think this one has more surprises than the other two. It's nice to have characters I love who can just experience such an exciting turn of events.
Now, it's my turn to tag. If you take up the challenge of The Next Big Thing, let me know and I'll send people your way on the posting date.