Monday, May 6, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Tour

Hey there, 

I'm participating in The Next Big Thing Blog Tour with some other authors.  We tag each others blogs and all post answers to the same set of questions.

This tour follows an interview format and for simplicity, I am answering the questions on my own blog rather than exchanging answers/posts with another author.  I'm tagging a few fellow authors at the end of the post.

1. What is your working title/title of your book?
The next Vanna Ames novel is Zombies may Bite but Vampires Suck

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
It's a sequel to The End of the World Sucks

3. What genre does your book fall under?
Contemporary fantasy or dystopian fiction

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Thanos, maybe Jaye Davidson.  It's difficult to find an actor that short but that has an ageless face so the ambiguity about the age can remain.  

Vanna, Alexa Vega.  Lot more short actresses than actors.

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

In a post-zombie apocalyptic world, Vanna has a vampire to keep her alive, but at what price?

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


7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Since I'm a National Novel Writing Month participant, End of the World Sucks was done in 30 days  This is taking longer because I had a manuscript in 30 days, but I'm fiddling with it more.

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

I am a cross-genre writer.  This isn't a zombie book and my paranormal love story is not sweet romance.  I would compare this to Gone with the Wind and The Arabian Nights.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Initially I had no romantic entanglements in the first book, but was convinced otherwise.  With that development, that led to further story needed to explain what happened next.

10. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

A vampire in a zombie book is one way of viewing it, but I also aim towards post-zombie outbreak.  What are people doing with themselves in this world?

I'm tagging some other authors to talk about their next big thing:
Liz or L.G. O'Connor   She's also a NJ author, and she writes urban fantasy.

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