I was tagged by the lovely Susan Adrian to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, which is a chance for authors to tell the world about the book they’re working on. The author answers 10 questions about their next book, and then tags another author to do the same. So here I go!
1. WHAT IS THE WORKING TITLE OF YOUR NEXT BOOK?
Ok I’m going to cheat and talk about my upcoming novel HEXED because I’m not working on anything I can share at the moment. So yeah. The title of my book is HEXED.
Three years ago, my sister, who is also a writer, told me about an adult historical novel she wanted to write, which she planned to call THE WITCH HUNTER’S BIBLE. I love love loved that title, and after she decided to ditch it in favor of another I asked her if I could steal it for a YA novel that had been rapidly forming in my head. Thankfully, she agreed, and without me having to resort to begging or violence too. BONUS.
3. IN WHAT GENRE DOES YOUR BOOK FALL?
Urban fantasy? Paranormal romance?
4. WHAT ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY THE PART OF YOUR CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE RENDITION?
Tough question! I (surprisingly) have never thought of this. If they curled her hair Diana Agron could probably be a pretty wicked Indie. A platinum-haired Emma Roberts would be a great Bianca. A dark-haired Dakota Fanning could play Paige. Devon could be played by Alex Pettyfer. Bishop is a tough one . . . Kyle Loza? He did inspire the character. Except he’s a motocross rider and not an actor.
5. WHAT IS THE ONE-SENTENCE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR BOOK?
A snarky sixteen-year-old cheerleader is forced into a centuries-old battle between witches and sorcerers only to uncover the first of many dark truths about her life.
6. WHO IS PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK?
Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books (WOO!)
7. HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE MANUSCRIPT?
About four months. Of course there were many rounds of edits that followed and the book hardly resembles what it did on first draft (which is a good thing!).
8. WHAT OTHER BOOKS WOULD YOU COMPARE YOUR STORY TO WITHIN YOUR GENRE?
Hard to compare your book to others without sort of sounding like an asshat but . . . HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins and PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White for the combination of romance, magic, action and humor.
9. WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?
10. WHAT ELSE ABOUT THE BOOK MIGHT PIQUE THE READER’S INTEREST?
Sexy boys. And kissing. And MAGIC!
And now on to the next writer! I’m going to tag the brilliantly talented Lori M. Lee. Take it away, Lori!