As part of ‘The Next Big Thing Blog Hop,’ I was tagged by the delightful, and much talented, Baxter Clare Trautman. The purpose of this hop is to expose you to writers and their work that you might not have heard of before.
According to the rules of the hop, I’ve answered some questions below about my latest WIP, which are the same questions each Blog Hopper is answering. Other authors will be doing the same thing on successive Wednesdays, on their blogs. So watch out for more.
What is the working title of your book?
Jane Ayre it’s a WIP started during NaNoWriMo, this November.
Where did the idea come from, for the book?
It came out of a weird dream I had one night. I woke up and just knew I had the germ of an idea for a story, and then started building on that premise.
What genre does the book fall under?
Supernatural, for the most part. It could also fall under ‘Adventure’ and ‘Historical’, which would become obvious once the reader gets further into the story.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
That’s easy; I have a habit of cutting up magazines for images of people. Especially TV/Movie magazines, those free ones you get at the cinema. My two leads would be Lana Parrilla of ‘Once Upon A Time’ fame for the Contessa, and Angie Harmon (AKA, Rizzoli) as Jane. Yeah, I know, so sue me already.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your work?
Two very different women looking for their own form of redemption, will find it by helping each other live or die.
What is the long-version of the synopsis?
Haunted by nightmares of her past, Jane is looking for a reason to continue living, while the woman she is going to work for, the Contessa de Pinar del Rio, Maria Teresa Serrano, is looking for a reason to die.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
No representation, and the only agency involved, is my own. This book, along with all my work, will be available over on my website under my Wolfe Press banner. Many works can be downloaded for free.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your MS?
That one is easy, again. 30 days! Remember: NaNoWriMo.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
As I mentioned above, this story came out of a peculiar dream that stayed with me long after I woke, and got up. The characters just begging for their story to full fleshed out, and told.
What else about your work might pique the reader’s interest?
I have no idea, but if you love mysteries, like strong women who fight against the odds, love quirky characters, sf, fantasy, and a touch of the supernatural all wrapped around stories that can be set in the far flung future, the distant past, or in a gritty here and now, in exotic and not so exotic locales, then I hope you’ll find something to read and while away an hour (or two) with my work. Check it out at: WOLFE.
Coming up next on the Next Big Blog Hop is the wonderful Alison Naomi Holt [author of the 'Alex Wolfe Mysteries']. And not forgetting the delightful Anne Laughlin, who is currently on sabbatical writing her next work, Case Files. Stop on by and show your support for these talented writers.