Sunday, 28 October 2012

I've Been Tagged

Last week Jaq Hawkins tagged me in a post on her blog, you can read it here:

http://indiewritenet.com/jaqdhawkins/2012/10/22/tag-youre-it/

What does this mean? Well it means that I answer the questions as she did, but about my next book and also to tag a few more authors so they do the same in a week's time. The tagged authors and their blogs or sites are:

Geoff Wakeling - http://http://geoffreywakeling.com/
Sherrie Cronin - http://tothepowerofzero.org/
Ken Magee - http://kenmagee.blogspot.co.uk/

And now for the questions about my next book and thanks to Jaq for tagging me.


What is the title of your next book?

My next book is called Conversations in the Abyss, it is the sequel to The Cult of Me.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

The story for the trilogy was inspired by Paradise Lost, although it has a different ending! I was also intrigued by the idea of adapting it to a more modern, and for the lead character, a more personal context.

What genre does your book fall under?

It's a supernatural thriller.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

A tricky question. Fiar Francis would be played by Gabriel Byrne. I'd actually like The Rock to play
Officer Hammond - assuming he can do a decent English accent :-)

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

He's already saved the world once and he's now paying the price; it's only going to get worse.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I'm currently self published, although I'm open to offers!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

It usually takes about two months to do the first draft. One month if I'm taking part in the Nano, which I will be in a few days.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Another tricky question. The theme is inspired by Paradise Lost, but the style is very different.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

In my opinion Paradise Lost is the greatest story ever told. As stories go, it doesn't get any more
epic. For years I've wanted to take a different, more modern view on it.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

As already mentioned it is an epic tale, told from a personal point of view. The end of the world has never seemed so immediate.

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