The Next Big Thing Blog Hop is a chance for authors around the world to tell you what they’re working on. The author answers 10 questions about their next book, and tags the person who first tagged them, plus at least 5 other authors. So, I was very happy when I was tagged by by Dianne Gardner. Stop by her site and tell her I said hello!
Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:
What is the working title of your book?
My first novel is titled The Hand of God
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I had always wondered what I would do if I had been Johnny in the song The Devil Went Down to Georgia by Charlie Daniels. Then I wondered what if the choice wasn’t one I wanted to make, but had to make. The book took off from there.
What genre does your book fall under?
Supernatural Thriller. Or Urban Fantasy. Take your pick.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
For the main character of Victor McCain, it would be Chris Hemsworth, of Thor fame.
I would chose Stana Katic, the lovely lead on Castle to play Samantha Tyler.
And Oscar winner Benicio del Torro would be perfect as the Hand of God.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Bounty hunter Victor McCain finds out just how far he would be willing to go to save his brother’s soul.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
My book will be published by Frank Hall and all the wonderful people at Hydra Publications.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took about eight months to finish the first draft of my book. All my previous work had been writing short stories, so it took me time to learn how to write a novel.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired to become a novel writer way back in middle school after reading the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Agatha Christie and others. It just took me the better part of 35 years to get there.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I think the book is a good old fashioned B Movie, just in novel form. You’ll find action, humor, mystery and romance all wrapped up into one book.