My good friend and author Diane Craver tagged me in the Next Big Thing Blog. I’m sorry to say my branch ends with me, but if anyone who’s reading this wants to pick it up and continue with it, please do!
Anyway, today I’m going to be talking about my upcoming Soul Mate Publishing release No Going Back. There’s no release date yet, but you can bet when there is I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops!
On to the interview!
What is the working title of your book? No Going Back
Where did the idea come from for the book? We get US Magazine and it’s full of Hollywood socialites so I thought of taking one of these Paris Hilton types and making her likable, making her someone who wants to get away from all that and lead a normal life.
What genre does your book fall under? Contemporary Romance with a dash of the paranormal.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I would choose Anna Torv (Fringe) as Ari. She has such a fresh, natural beauty that doesn’t need a bunch of makeup. And Jeffrey Dean Morgan is my Sam. He’s hunky, he’s got that five o’ clock shadow thing going and I could easily see him (and swoon) on horseback.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Ari Milbanke is tired of life in Hollywood and wants to give her children something normal, though normal didn’t include an old rundown house with a ghost and a gorgeous new neighbor.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? It’s currently under contract with Soul Mate Publishing. No release date yet.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? It actually didn’t take long to do the first draft, maybe six months (for me that’s not long). But to get it completely edited and submitted it was another 2 years easily.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Boy, I’m not sure. I set my stories in New England like Barbara Delinsky, but I can’t compare myself to her. She’s too wonderful. And she doesn’t do ghosts.
Who or What inspired you to write this book? I wanted to take a character who people would think was shallow and just interested in money and make her a real person for her childrens’ sake. And I liked the added element of Sam’s own business-he runs a horse rescue farm to give her something that would give her more focus.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Horses, spicy scenes, the ghost of a girl with her own tragic love story, and a satisfying Happily Ever After.
Now, if anyone wants to pick this up all you have to do is answer the ten questions above, post it next Wednesday, and link it back to my blog. Oh, and tag five more people.
Thanks for stopping in!