The Next Big Thing - What I'm Working On Next


The talented author and sweet Lady, Marina Adair (www.MarinaAdair.com) was generous enough to tag me in the ongoing game of The Next Big Thing in which authors get to talk about their favorite thing -- their work! Thank you for the honor, Marina!

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:

What is your working title of your book?

A Day Made of Glass

Where did the idea come from for the book?

It grew out of my love for Small towns, for the west, and Professional Bull Riding.

What genre does your book fall under?

Women’s Fiction

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? 

This is a ‘Sister Story.’ I see Harlie Cooper as Emma Watson, and her younger sister, Angel, as Zooey Deschanel.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Shared blood defines a family, but spilled blood can too.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I am represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates, and am contracted in romance. We’ll shop this one when I finish it!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I’m only 45 pages into it -- deadlines keep getting in the way!

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I would say that my style is most like Barbara Samuels O’Neal’s.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I’m fascinated by the agility and courage of professional bullfighters. There’s never been a female bullfighter – so I created a character tough and resilient enough to do the job.

The ‘sisters’ part of the story is a tribute to my own sister, who I lost to cancer at 28.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Harlie Cooper raised her sister, Angel, even before their mother died. When their guardian is killed in a fire, they run rather than be separated by social services. But life in Los Angeles isn’t easy, and when Angel is institutionalized after a mental breakdown, Harlie takes one look at the facility and realizes she has to make enough money to pay for private care. When a rep for the Pro Bull Riding Circuit suggests she train as a bullfighter, rescuing downed cowboys from their rampaging charges, she doesn’t let the fact that no woman has ever done this stop her. Through her thrill-seeking new career, Harlie begins to open up: to Angel, to her newfound friends, and to a bull rider, who wants her heart more than his home. She learns that ‘family’ can be much more than the one you’re born into.


And now, for those I’ve tagged:

Orly Konig Lopez, contest slayer, and the next big thing! (you heard it here first)

http://orlykoniglopez.com/

Florence Fois Talented wordsmith who taught me that, ‘sweet’ and ‘New Yorker’ could be used in the same sentence!

http://ramblingsfromtheleft.wordpress.com/ 

Amy Sue Nathan, whose debut, The Glass Wives, will be released by St. Martin’s Press in May, 2012

http://amysuenathan.com/writersblog/

Claire E. Smith, my constant Twitter buddy

http://lifemusecoffee.com/

Darcy Crowder, Margie grad and amazing writer

http://www.itsonlyanovel.com/

 Please tune into these blogs the week of November 5

Message for the tagged authors and interested others:

Rules of the Next Big Thing
***Use this format for your post
***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (work in progress)
***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:
What is your working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged.

Be sure to line up your five people in advance.

 


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