Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Next Big Thing!

I was so excited when I found out that I had been tagged as ‘the next big thing’ by Zella Compton. This means that I have to answer the following questions (which I have) and then nominate five other people who I think are ‘the next big thing’ (see the bottom!).

So here goes . . . .

What is the working title of your book?

I'm really unhappy with my working title of 'Holes' especially as its the same name as a successful book and film. I keep hoping the real title will emerge as I write!

Where did the idea come from for the book?

When I was a child I use to love the Road Runner cartoons and the products Wile E. Coyote would by from the Acme company. Also, a bible story I studied about Daniel, when the angel came 24 days after he prayed because he was delayed fighting demons.

What genre does your book fall under?

This book is aimed at the young adult market.

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

I have a character called Edmund who has his own agenda, definitely a good role for Alan Rickman. I'm not sure who would play the teenage characters.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

It's not fun cleaning up a mess you have caused, in fact sometimes it can be hell.

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

I will probably try traditional routes before I self publish.

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

I'm currently on what I call a zero draft thanks to NaNoWriMo, so the whole thing is stretched out during the month of November.

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

I think it would fit alongside the Darren Shan novels.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

It's a story that has been bouncing around my head for decades so I have decided to sit down and write the thing so I can free up a bit of my imagination.

My five authors who are going to be the next big thing:

Rik Atherton
Rik Atherton sometimes turns up at my writers group, The Writers @ Lovedean, I'm not a massive crime fiction fan but the guy tells a good story.

Barry William Doughty
Barry William Doughty is all story, he writes some great page turners, and is a master of tales that end in a sting.

David Swann
Brian Evans Jones
It always amazes me how many poets don't read poetry! My favourite poets at the moment are David Swann, he has this zen thing going on but I couldn't find his blog or web page.

However, my latest poetry crush is the words of Brian Evan Jones, with his fabulous use of imagery. The words just leap of the page.

Callum Kerr
For Flash Fiction it's got to be Callum Kerr, I loved his book Flash 365, if you can hear this guy read.

Sue Hampton
Lastly a very nice lady author who understands how to get everything out of every sentence.

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