The Next Big Thing

I’ve been tagged in one of those writer memes. It’s so prevalent that I was tagged by both Nathan Crowder and Angel Leigh McCoy. Here are my answers. At the end are links to the next three authors I’ve tagged. When they post theirs, I’ll edit the post to be more specific to their own blog post.

1) What is the working title of your next book?

For the book I’m planning on coming back to this year, Fish Out of Water

2) Where did the idea come from for the book?

There are a lot of mythologies that have been tapped for paranormal romance. I though that there needed to be more exploration of the Lovecraftian mythos when it came to that.

3) What genre does your book fall under?

That hazy realm between paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

In an ideal universe, I’d want Kate Jackson from the time of Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A female private investigator reconnects with her first love and has to save the planet from vast cosmic forces.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I haven’t decided, though I’ve been leaning towards self publishing just because this is such an unlikely sort of genre.

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

I haven’t finished the first draft, but I imagine it will be a couple months all told.

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

My inspirations for this have been The Southern Vampire Mysteries and, to bend genre a bit, the Kinsey Milhone mysteries.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I have a general desire to combine unlikely elements, and the Lovecraft mythos with romance is the most unlikely I can imagine.

10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

The protagonist is just a normal person caught up in extraordinary circumstances. In other books I’ve read of this type, there is a superhuman either inherent in the character or that they gain over the course of things. My goal for this is to have my protagonist rely on her more mundane strengths in facing the unknown.

I now call upon Sanford Allen, Jamie Lackey, and Emily C. Skaftun to do the same!

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