The marvelous Kerry Schafer (one of this year's Debs over at The Debutante Ball where I blogged every Friday last year) has convinced me to participate in The Next Big Thing meme that's been wending its way through the blogoshpere. Click here
to read about her next big thing, which sounds really cool!
Here are my answers to the question:
What is the working title of your next book?
QUICK FIX. Actually, that was the working title, and now it's the official title. I waiting for my copy edits on it. Sometime after that, I'll get the first pass pages (where it looks all typeset, like a real book). That's my last chance to change anything--after that, it's out of my hands.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
The deep, dark recesses of a deranged mind. Bwah-ha-hah!
What genre does your book fall under?
Urban fantasy. Specifically, light urban fantasy, which I like to call LUF. I LUF the funny!
What actors would you choose to play the part of your
characters in a movie rendition?
I see Ciel (when she's being herself) looking something like this version of Hannah Spearritt
, only with greener eyes. Ms. Spearritt is probably a little too old to play Ciel now, so I'm open to other suggestions.
Billy I've always seen as a Matt Bomer
or Ian Somerhalder
type. Again, they might be a bit long in tooth to play Billy, so I'd have to go back in time and fetch a younger incarnation.
Mark? Hmm. A rough-around-the-edges, hunky blond. Maybe Charlie Hunnam
, or a younger Daniel Craig
, would do.
What is the
one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Gaaah! I HATE trying to sum up a whole book in one sentence.
Okay, how about: "QUICK FIX, like its predecessor IN A FIX, is one damn thing after another, only with a baby orangutan instead of Vikings."
|Photo courtesy of morguefile.com|
Will your book be self-published or represented by an
I'm repped by the incredible Michelle Wolfson
of Wolfson Literary Agency. QUICK FIX will be published by Tor. It's due out Aug. 20, 2013.
Oh hey, look...apparently you can already pre-order it
! Alas, no cover image yet. Unless they've put one up since I wrote this post.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the
That's hard to say. I had started it even before IN A FIX sold, and then I had to stop while I edited IN A FIX. With all the pauses...maybe a year? I'm really lousy at keeping track of stuff like that.
What other books would you compare this story to within your
I've heard that if you like humorous paranormal stuff, like books by MaryJanice Davidson and Katie MacAlister, you should enjoy my Ciel Halligan books. I hope that's true!
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Not to sound too woo-woo about it, but I have to say Ciel herself. She started talking to me one day (after I saw her name on a license plate), and just wouldn't shut up.
What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
Let's see...did I mention there's a baby orangutan? And booze and food and sex, oh my! Oh, and you get to meet Ciel's parents, her other two brothers, and Auntie Mo. You think your family is complicated? Ha! You got nothing on Ciel.
This is the part where I'm supposed to tag other people to play. A lot of you have probably already participated, so I tell you what...anyone who wants to do it, consider yourself tagged! You may blame me for it. :)
P.S. Sorry, but you'll have to hump along without a camel pic this week. I'm hoping the baby orangutan will make up for that.