Okay I guess it’s my turn. All the cool people are doing it. My thanks to Leigh M. Lane, one of my absolute favorite writers, for inviting me to be a part of this week’s Next Big Thing blog posting group. The Next Big Thing is a meme trickling through author blogs of numerous genres, with each participant answering the same questions about either a work in progress or a work currently being marketed. Each author then chooses five other authors to keep the chain going. The all revealing questions:
What is the title of your book?
“The Dark Trek Home”
How did you come by the idea?
It started as short story about a father and son out fishing…they run into something pretty terrible lurking under the pond they are fishing.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters if it were a movie?
No idea. Not a very fun answer, I know.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A man searching for his brother’s killer soon learns the guilty are beyond the law-light-years beyond, and this epic mystery will see many dark days before he finds his way home.
Will your book be self-published or traditional?
Neither, actually. It is being published by Visionary Press Cooperative. A member owned publishing business where we all work together to put out great stories.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I wrote most of it during NaNoWriMo in 2011. I guess I needed a month or so after that to wrap up the story.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Not sure about this one either. It’s a different kind of blend. This story is nestled in a mystery, has enduring characters people can relate too, has zombies, monsters, and, well, many other aspects.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired by happy memories of fishing with my father as a child. And I wanted to stretch myself beyond the typical horror that I had been writing, wanted to slip into the sci if genre a bit and really break free of boundaries that I had been accustomed too. Hopefully this is something different.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Vivid action. Zombie children in a playground. Underground worlds. A grand mystery to find a boy …and two opposing groups with the same: to make it home. And best of all, it is being unleashed unto the world in next couple of weeks! I hope you pick up a copy and let me know what you think!!
Other great writers that are worthy of your time are:
Lisa McCourt Hollar http://lisamccourthollar.com
Jeff Hollar http://www.jeffreyhollar.com/
Sue Midlock http://suemydliak.wordpress.com/
Wendy Howard http://www.minor-insanity.com/
Nicole Hadaway http://dandridgehouse.blogspot.com/
You can find all the best books at Visionary Press Cooperative: http://www.visionarypresscoop.com/
Have a Merry Christmas!