So, again, my friend Kacey Vandercarr, who is just now waiting for her first book, Antithisis, to come out (very exciting, no?), has tricked me into this game thingie. This time you're supposed to answer these questions about what you're working on. Sigh. Oh---kay. Following Kacey's example, I won't tag anybody. I'll just suggest they join in.....
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Two places, probably more, actually, but I'll share two. This is a piece that fits into the history of a family living in a pack of werewolves, so the wolves are all characters I've met before. And the inspiration for my version of faerie comes from one of my favorite authors, John Connelly. In one of his books, he talks about this world being a honey comb world, the ground we walk on is only the crust, and beneath our feet is hollow. Sorry, Mr Connelly, you're stuff is too good. It wouldn't get out of my head.
Who would play your characters in a movie?
Yeah, I'm old, you know, and I have no TV, so I'm pretty clueless about that. My best guesses won't include pictures because I can't figure out how to make them stick. But Gary Dourdan (I think that's how you spell it) for Narin--but a bit younger, and Tom Hiddleston for James, but older, and without the dark contacts from Loki. If anybody else has any suggestions, I'm open.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Right now? It's a story about what happens when you can't run anymore.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Neither, that's my guess.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I predict it will take about 8 months, all told.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys Holly Black, Charles De Lint, or Christopher Rice.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Oh, Wait, didn't we already talk about this? Well, as I said, John Connelly. But also, one of the things I keep coming back to in my writing, is living a hidden life, and the consequences of that.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There's plenty of werewolf smackdown action, evil fairy intrigue, and, oh yes, romance.
Okay, that was pretty hard. But a good exercise, I think. And seriously, I can use some help with the casting......