I’m really thankful to my fellow Indie Author Jeff Whelan author of the remarkable Space Orville for tagging me for this Blog Hop!
Basically, it’s an opportunity to talk about our ‘Next Big Thing’, linking to the person who tagged you the week before, and tagging 5 other authors for next week.
It comes right on schedule, since my Next Big thing is almost ready to see the world. My Sore Hush-a-Bye, my novel, will be released next month.
So, let me tell you all about it!
What is the working title of your book?
My Sore Hush-a-Bye is the title of my novel, which will be released in November, 2012.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
I believe it’s a coming-of-age mystery, but some people have classified it as a psychological thriller.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Oh my, can I dream of it? Okay!
For Camille, I can’t think of anyone… Maybe a new, unknown actress. (who would rise to fame after this blockbuster… Okay, I’ll wake up now! :))
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Growing up can change everything…
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self-published. I love to do it all! (Yeah, I am a control freak…)
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I thought it would take me ages, but somehow I finished it in less than three months! (Camille really wanted me to tell her story and kept whispering in my ear incessantly.)
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
That’s a tricky question—difficult to answer without sounding presumptuous—but I believe that “What They Do In The Dark”, by Amanda Coe, “A Thousand Cuts” (American edition) “Rupture” (Original British edition) by Simon Lelic, “Black Heart Blue”, by Louisa Reid, “Still Missing”, by Chevy Stevens and “Cemetery Girl”, by David Bell, are books with similar themes.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Again, I think this post explains it all. In short—Mama Cass was a huge inspiration.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
What? Do you mean my charming smile is not enough? 🙂
Seriously now, I like to write about dark and twisted themes, in the hope that one day they will only exist in fiction. Unfortunately, there are loads of kids suffering the same ordeal that Camille describes in my book. Since most of them are never going to have the chance to tell their stories, I think it’s important to read this one (and many others from other authors), even if it’s fictional, so people will perhaps be more alert to recognize the signs. There may be a child right next to you in need of help, and you may not see it if you don’t know what to look for. I hope that my fictional story might help giving voice to helpless true children everywhere.
Now it’s my turn to tag 5 other fellow Authors, who will post their answers next Wednesday on their blogs.
Please meet my dear friends and amazing authors: