Monday, February 11, 2013

The Next Big Thing TNBT

TNBT is an enjoyable exercise to help promote authors and their work in the form of a chain letter. One author tags another author or authors and so on. Each person answers a questionnaire about their current work, places the results on a blog or web page and adds their name to the bottom of the list. Next they mention it on Facebook, Twitter or some other social media vehicle. I'd like to thank Britt Vasarhelyi, who just published her exciting new thriller, Escape To Panama, for tagging me. My tag goes to a stimulating new author, Rafael Pizarro,, whose memoir is currently titled, Letters to Dangerous Women. Rafael's writing, based on life experiences, is sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always gripping. His characters are often painfully real.
Keira Knightley
 My Q & A:
What is the working title of your book (or current project?)
                A Trace of Evil
Where did the idea come from for the book?
                It’s sort of a modern Gothic, ghost and all.
What genre does your book fall under?
                Paranormal mystery
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
                Keira Knightley and Chace Crawford
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Chace Crawford
                 Dani Trent, fearing for her safety, escapes the clutches of a controlling boyfriend, only to find she’s sharing her new home in Salem with a controlling 18th century ghost.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
                Unless I have to beat the agencies away from my door, I will probably be self-pubbed.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
                I wrote a 53,000 word first draft during National Novel Writing Month. That was three years ago.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
                Vamps and shape shifters are more popular now than ghosts but Heather Graham has some good ghostly mysteries. I particularly liked “The Séance.”
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My best friend, Reba, who died too young, always pushed me to write. However, the intervention of my muse, who added a supernatural element to every story I tried to write, inspired the birth of my macabre tales. And, so, I gave up on the cozy in progress and penned a paranormal.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
                A little humor and romance to offset the chills, a trip through Salem, MA in the 18th Century and a more entertaining glimpse into Salem, today. 

The current branch of this chain:

Libby Fischer Hellman
Naomi Hirahara
Holly West
Travis Richardson
Sarah Chen at
Michael Harris
Kathy Kingston
Madeline St. John
Britt Vasarhelyi
Margo Carey

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