A little departure for me:
The Next Big Thing Blog Hop is a way for readers to discover authors new to them. I hope you’ll find new-to-you authors whose works you enjoy. On this stop on the blog hop, you’ll find a bit of information on me and one of my books, and links to other authors you can explore!
Thanks to good friend and fellow author Joan Defers for inviting me to participate in this event. You can click the following link to learn more about Joan and her work. Website: http://joandefers.com And just an FYI, she has a story coming out on March 31st called Like Sugar, which plays on the professor/student trope. You’ll want to get yourself a copy.
In this blog hop, my fellow authors and I, in their respective blogs, have answered questions about our book or work-in-progress (giving you a sneak peek). We’ve also included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why we write what we write–the characters, inspirations, plotting and other choices we make. I hope you enjoy it!
Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!
WHAT IS THE WORKING TITLE OF YOUR BOOK?
I have several going at the moment, so I’m picking something that’s currently out on submission and the most likely to be published fairly soon. The name of that book is HEART TROUBLE.
WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM FOR THE BOOK?
A really bad case of indigestion that made me think I was having a heart attack. Honestly, I don’t know. If I had to guess, music. I’m always making fun of the band Nickelback (even though I really do love their music), and one day I asked someone why all their songs were about sex. Then I thought to myself, “That would make a good opening line for a story.” (I know – I’m deep and methodical O.o) And that’s what I did. The rest just fell into place. I’m a true pantser when it comes to writing. I get a few bones written down, then I go wherever it takes me. I think “pantser” is really code for ADHD.
WHAT GENRE DOES YOUR BOOK COME UNDER?
Firmly in the contemporary erotic romance category.
WHICH ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY YOUR CHARACTERS IN A MOVIE RENDITION?
Oh dear. Well, Erin is a blue-eyed blonde. Of course she’s pretty, and she’s an ER doctor so she’ll need to be smart. So let’s go with Blake Lively.
WHAT IS THE ONE-SENTENCE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR BOOK?
When protecting someone crosses the line into falling for them, you find yourself with HEART TROUBLE. (Amazing, right? Please hold your applause until the end.)
IS YOUR BOOK SELF-PUBLISHED, PUBLISHED BY AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER, OR REPRESENTED BY AN AGENCY?
It will be published by an independent publisher. I hope.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT?
All total, probably 3 months. I don’t do first drafts. I write start to finish, then tweak. God, do I tweak. I need a tweaking intervention. So maybe I DO write a first draft. Who the hell knows?
WHAT ELSE ABOUT YOUR BOOK MIGHT PIQUE THE READER’S INTEREST?
It has a little snark thrown in a few places, two pretty people falling fast and hard for each other, and smokin’ hot sex. Someone may or may not get restrained with a belt. And it might choke you up in one or two spots. To clarify: No one actually gets choked with a belt.
Ms. AmyBeth Inverness will be the next hop you’ll want to make, next Wednesday, 3/20. Please go visit her to find out about the New Release she has coming out! And because she’s much more interesting and professional than I am.