Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:
What is your working title of your book? Pain and Ink. (Emphasis on the “working”.)
Where did the idea come from for the book? It was all a dream. No, seriously. I was inspired by my hometown of Charleston, South Carolina and some of the native Geechee people there. I wanted to tell a different story of a town that people usually love for its beauty and history. There is a darker side to the Holy City.
What genre does your book fall under? Paranormal mystery with a splash or two of romantic tension.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? This was a hard question for me. Here’s the closest I could get.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Against the backdrop of one the South’s most charming cities, a killer is resurrecting the practice of Root, the Carolina’s answer to voodoo. And not believing in its power is no protection. (Yes, I know that’s two sentences.)
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Haven’t gotten there yet, but I hoping for an agency.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Still going…
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? John Berendt’s “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” and Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”.
Who or what inspired you to write this book? My family. I wanted to recapture a bit of the mysterious world I grew up in and do my part to keep a language and a way of life alive.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? My great-aunt was a rootworker (read “hoodoo woman”) There are several spells and rituals that I included in this book. They are altered slightly to prevent any unwanted “results” for anyone that might want to try them.
Before I get back to writing, thanks to Gynger Fyer (The Romance Arsonist) who tagged me for The Next Big Thing. http://gyngerfyer.blogspot.com/
To spread the love, I’d like to tag:
Dahlia DeWinters (“The Sultry Scribe”)
Horror author Mark Taylor from Filing Words
and Nico Serene
I’d love to hear about your Next Big Thing.