The Next Big Thing

04 Oct

There’s this blog hop post thingy going around lately called WIP: The Next Big Thing. One of the best authors and someone I’m glad to call friend, Nancy Straight tagged me in this post. Thank you so much for tagging me.

Alright, let me explain how this ‘blog hop’ works: once you’re tagged in this blog hopping post, you need to do a few things. One of them is to thank the person who tagged you…THANK YOU NANCY!

The next thing is for me to answer the questions that go along with the post about my works in progress.

Lastly I’ll be choosing 5 other authors to tag in this post.

Here it goes!

What’s the working title of your WIP?

So, I have three works in progress.  The first is a standalone novel titled, Through the Lens.  The second is the first in a trilogy titled, Remember.  The third is book three, funny enough, in my Cambion series, Angel of Mercy.

Where did your idea come from for your book?

For Through the Lens, I’ve wanted to write that book for a while now and couldn’t get it out of my head until I did.  Remember, I originally wrote a couple of years back and I’ve been tinkering with it for a while.  I wanted to write about something not done before so I put Remember on the “shelf” it in favor of Beg for Mercy.

What genre does your book fall under?

Through the Lens is a young adult contemporary romance novel.  Remember and Angel of Mercy are young adult paranormal romance novels.

Which actors would you pick to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I wasn’t thinking of anyone in particular while writing.  And the guy I made up in my head probably doesn’t exist.  But if I had to choose, I’ll pick for Through the Lens.

For Jessa, I would choose Gabriella Wilde.

For my Josh, a young Josh Hartnett wouldn’t be a bad choice.

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

Through the Lens ~

A girl trying to make her mark in her senior year of high school may end up dying for love.

Remember ~

A girl fighting to get past tragedy to reclaim all that she’d lost only to find herself a target for death.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

For Remember, it only took a couple of months for the first draft.  But years of tinkering will hopefully pay off.  For Through the Lens, it took several months to write.

What other books would you compare this story within your genre?

Wow, that’s a hard question. Through the Lens can very loosely be compared with Before I Fall and If I Stay. But honestly it’s very different.  The similarities are possibly tragedy and a high school setting, but that is where the similarities end.

Remember, I can’t even compare.  And the Cambion series to me is one of a kind.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Inspiration comes from everywhere.  It’s hard to pinpoint.  I get an idea and if it keeps niggling at me, I have to write it down.

What else about your book might pique the readers interest?

I love romance, angst, and drama.  Most every book I write will have at least a dash of each.  I will say that Through the Lens doesn’t really have a love triangle.  And Remember doesn’t have a love pentagon, lol.

I now tag these awesome authors:

  • David Estes
  • H.D. Gordon
  • Amos Cassidy
  • Phillip Simpson
  • Rachel Wade
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Posted by on October 4, 2012 in Blog


One response to “The Next Big Thing

  1. Alexandria

    October 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I think you’re completely right that your Cambion series is one of a kind, and in multiple ways. I never read about a love hexagon! Also, no one ever writes about a succubus or incubus, so I think that’s awesome that you do!


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