I've been meaning to start this blog for many many weeks. It's the first day of a new year and in December I was kindly tagged by Bev Prescott in “The Next Big Thing”–Blog Hop 2012". I'm finally responding to her tag in my first posting here.
I so am grateful for Bev's support and encouragement. Bev Prescott is a fabulous author and blogger. Check out her blog at http://bevprescott.wordpress.com and read all about her newest book on her own Next Big Thing Blog post here: http://bevprescott.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/the-next-big-thing-blog-hop-2012/
So here are my answers to the Next Big Thing Blog Hop:
1. What is the working title of your
2. Where did the idea come from for
This is my
debut novel and it began as a question.What happens to the “happily ever after” in ten or twenty years?
3. What genre does your book fall
4. Which actors would you choose to
play your characters in a movie rendition?
the hardest because I have a unique picture of each character in my head and I’m
not a huge movie watcher.
Cassandra:Not an actor by trade but the closest visually is thesinger Grace Potter.
Helen:Heather Peace (but with an American accent)
5. What is the one-sentence
synopsis of your book?
eighteen years, in the face of losses both new and old, Cassandra and Helen are
fighting to find themselves, as well as rekindle their connection to save their
6. Will your book be self-published
or represented by an agency?
7. How long did it take you to write
the first draft of your manuscript?
draft took a month to write.(It’s
amazing how much time you gain when you give up television.)
8. What other books would you
compare this story to within your genre?
I would never presume to compare myself to these two writers, I have said in the past
that this book came about because RE Bradshaw and Syd Parker started a conversation
in my head about women over thirty-five and I wanted to participate in that
9. Who or what inspired you to write
twenty year relationship and conversations with friends who have been married
for a long time inspired this story.
10. What else about your book might
pique the reader’s interest?
Cassandra's and Helen’s journeys of
self discovery and reconnection will resonate with women who have been in long
term relationships who crave or miss that “spark” that can often fade with
To keep this moving into 2013 I am supposed to tag other writers. Please check out these fabulous women who inspire me daily.