THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP

Welcome! I’m excited to be a part of the TNBT blog hop!

What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way for us writers to help readers discover great new authors.

First, I want to thank August McLaughlin for inviting me to participate. If you enjoy a good psychological thriller be sure to check out her new novel, IN HER SHADOW, which Edgar nominated thriller author D.P. Lyle calls “A tale of personal terror that resonates on many levels, with twists and turns that will keep you on edge from page one to the end.”

You can find out more about August on her Blog

In this particular hop, we are asked to answer some questions so you get to learn about our current work in progress as well as some insights into our process. Here are my answers, and don’t forget to check out the authors I’ve tagged below for theirs! I hope you enjoy it!

What is the working title of your book? Goddess of War

Where did the idea come from for the book? A few years ago I became involved in  great group of writers who posted flash fiction on Fridays. One of the pieces I wrote for this was called “Mario’s Goddess”. Basically a sanitorium worker falls in love with a patient there named Alice Lois and breaks her out. Turns out she’s the Goddess of War. Alice has been haunting me lately, begging me to tell her story. She wants to be understood. (Read the flash piece HERE)

What genre does your book come under? Honestly, I’m not sure. Psychological thriller? Literary? Mystery? Probably a little bit of everything. Luckily for Alice, pinning a book down to one genre isn’t as important anymore since physical bookshelves are going away.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Alice is such a mixture of naive innocence and unbridled power, its hard to think of an actress who could pull her off. Maybe Christina Hendricks. She’s got the red hair and rockin’ goddess body.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Alice Lois, Goddess of War, just wants to be Alice Lois, soccer mom.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? This book is still in the research and planning stage. And will be for a while while I write book 3 in the Pet Psychic series.

Who or what inspired you to write this book? As I mentioned, Alice’s story started as a flash piece. This is a good time for me to let you know you can share your flash fiction through the #fridayflash twitter group and be a part of a great community of writers HERE.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Alice is a very unreliable narrator. The reader will see the world through her eyes and must decide for themselves if she really is the Goddess of War or if she belongs back at the sanitarium. Honestly, I’m not even sure yet.

Below you will find #fridayflash authors who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases!
1.Jon Strother (the man behind the #fridayflash community)
2. Olivia Tejeda
3. And a special shout out to a #fridayflash pal, Cathy Olliffe-Webster, who’s already answered these questions about her soon to be published book, which sounds so good!
Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions.

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