I am horribly delinquent on this and I must apologize to Luna Nightwyn and Sophie Davis, but here we go. I was brought in by the two of them. You can find their wonderful blogs below. Also, Sophie is hosting an event on Facebook right now called Fall in Love with Fabulous Giveaways (https://www.facebook.com/events/556374757706194/)
Luna Nightwyn: http://www.nightwyn.com/d/
Sophie Davis: www.SophieDavisBooks.com
This is my Q & A… my interview as it were 🙂 Hope you enjoy reading about my writing experience… well, with these questions 🙂
What is the working title of your next book? The working title is The Awakening and it’s the sequel to The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles… available now at Amazon!! LOL!
Where did the idea come from for the book? Well, its a series, so it’s really The Gathering that was the catalyst. It was when the invasion of Iraq was about to take place. And North Korea was being crazy and I thought, what would happen if World War 3 hit? But I’m kind of an optimist, so I began to wonder what life would be like in the aftermath and since I don’t believe most people would use nuclear weapons, I cam e up with new weapons that killed people but made the land still livable.
What genre does your book fall under? It’s really a culmination of many genres, but I suppose it would best be classified as a Paranormal, Epic Fantasy/ Adventure with Romantic overtones and a Horror/Thriller undertow. that should be a new genre 🙂
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition? Oh, Wow… um, Maybe Jessica Chastain would be good to play the lead character… she’s a little young right now, but maybe by the time she’s the right age… wink, wink… other characters, I don’t know.
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book? Hmmm, A journey of self-discovery set in a post-apocalyptic world of magic, where evil demands a sacrifice, but love is the greatest weapon. I don’t know… that’s hard…
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Ha ha… I’m my own agency. Self-Published and Self-marketed.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript? Oh, wow, from idea to finished book, about 7 and half years. But they always say to write the first book then toss it. I figure I wrote and re-wrote this book like 3 times. So I already did that. 🙂
What other books would you compare this to within your genre? Honestly, I haven’t read anything like my book, but I did have one person compare it to the Dies The Fire Series.
Who or what inspired you to write this book? As I said above, I started to think about war. As far as sitting down to write a novel… I’ve always written and I think when I finished reading the Harry Potter Series and the Series of Unfortunate Events, I though “Why not”?
What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest? Well, I’ve split up the majority of villages by religion. It seems to me that people follow a path to their beliefs before anything else… before race, or heritage. My books are really about change, acceptance and tolerance. That’s where the war theme really plays out… it’s about everyone, everywhere learning to tolerate each other. You don’t have to like each other, but we should all tolerate each other 🙂