The Next Big Thing Blog Challenge!

The talented and fabulous Stephanie Lawton has graciously tagged me in The Next Big Thing blog challenge, where you get to learn all about someone’s book/WIP/ms. The idea for Steohanie's book Want came from a snooty lady at a Mardi Gras parade in Mobile, Alabama, for example. Who knew?!

On to the official business–requirements of the challenge:

  • First: Answer the questions below.
  • Then:  Spread the fun and tag 5 more awesome people to participate.
  • It’s also nice to link back to the person. Sharing is caring!

What is the title of your book / WIP?

The Star Child

Where did the idea of this book come from?

From looking out the window on a starry night.

What genre would your book fall under?

YA Fantasy. However, it will probably appeal to a crossover audience. Especially those of us looking for more YA reads that are no so YA!

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

When I wrote the book originally, I thought of Robert Schwartmann from The Princess Diaries. However, he probably wouldn't be my pick now. One of the closest options for Kellen is Logan Lerman. Calienta would probably me played by an unknown actress. Why? Because I have yet to see anyone like her.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

The world is about to be cloaked in darkness- only one can stop the night.

Is your book published or represented?

It will be published on September 21st, 2012 with Inkspell Publishing.

How long did it take you to write it?

Nine months for the first draft.

What other books in your genre would you compare it to?

Who knows?! That's such a hard question. Many readers have compared it to Twilight by Stephenie Myer in terms of the romance/fantasy/reality aspect. However, think making any comparison is like trying to sing a Michael Jackson cover. 🙂

Now, the really fun part. Tagging 5 more people! I love a lot of people’s work, but these are the five folks whose brains I’d really like to pick on this! Your turn!

  1. Brooke Moss
  2. Bonnie Trachtenberg
  3. Carol E Wyer
  4. Linn Halton
  5. Melanie Robertson-King