The concept is simple: each creator gets a chance to share a bit about their latest project (new release, completed book or works in progress). The opportunity is paid forward to another blogger or group of bloggers who likewise post about their next best thing in exactly one week’s time (23 January 2013).
Thanks to Lynne Stringer for inviting me to participate. Lynne is soon to publish her first YA Sci-Fi Romance novel The Heir and has two or three other books in the pipeline. Check out Lynne at https://www.facebook.com/lynnestringer.author?fref=ts
1. What is the working title of your next book?
The Guardian (part one of a trilogy).
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
My over-active imagination! And the fact that I think angels are pretty amazing creatures.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
Young Adult – Supernatural Romance
4. What actors would you choose to play the part of your
characters in a movie rendition?
This is a tough one! A selection of young ‘up-and-coming’actors would be best.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? (Or what is the book blurb for your book?)
When tragedy takes her first love, Indiana feels an evil darkness
closing in – until a mysterious stranger comes to her rescue.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an
My first novel, 'Blue Freedom', has been published by a progressive UK publisher, Sunpenny Publishing. I’m also considering approaching some literary agencies.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of the
Too long! A bit over 18 months, with some decent-sized gaps in there when I moved house, got too busy/slack, etc.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your
One of my young beta-readers has compared ‘The Guardian’ to the ‘Halo’ series by Alexandra Adornetto.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
With such a glut of darker paranormal books for young adult readers on the market, I thought I’d take the plunge and write a series that offers hope and a more positive representation of the supernatural (no vampires or werewolves! :) ).
10. What else about the book might pique the reader's
‘The Guardian’ is perfect for those who enjoy realistic romantic drama with a supernatural twist.
It gives me great pleasure to link you to the Next Big Thing
(uploaded next week on 23 Jan 2013) of a talented Australian debut author:
Adele Jones has recently had her first novel, 'A Devil's Ransom' - first in a sweeping historical maritime series - accepted for publishing by Sunpenny Publishing in the UK (due for release in February 2013). To find out more about Adele and her writing, visitt http://www.adelejonesauthor.com/.