Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Next Big Thing


Two writer friends of mine , BK Walker author of  Immortyl Kisses: Warrior Rising and Aya Katz author of Vacuum County, tagged me in something called a “Blog Hop,” which is a cool new way for writers to talk about their work, support other writers, and help readers find new writers they might not know about. So, in the spirit of self-promotion AND goodwill to man (and woman), I happily accepted the baton, so to speak, and will play along. To do so, I will begin with adhering to the format, which appears to be posting the Blog Hop title, the rules, the questions (with answers) and the links:

BLOG HOP — The Next Big Thing
The rules for the Blog Hop are as follows:
1. Give credit to the person/blog that tagged you
2. Post the rules for the blog hop
3. Answer these 10 questions about your current WIP (work in progress) on your blog
4. Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:
What is the working title of your book?
Hush Baby

Where did the idea come from for the book?

There was a newspaper report last year in December, about a 2 year old boy who had gone missing.  After an extensive search the mother came forward and confessed to killing him.

What genre does your book fall under?

Reality fiction.  Is that a genre?

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

I would choose Ryan Reynolds to play the part of Kyle Rushton, Charlize Theron to play Sylvie Rushton, Kristen Stewart as Marlene Twigg.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When a father investigates the death of his son, he unearths secrets that were best kept hidden.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Definitely self-published.  It is too difficult to find an agency when you live in the wop-wops like I do.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I’m still busy with the first draft.  I hope to have it done by the end of January.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’d probably compare it to Defective, Not Telling and The Case of Billy B, some of the other novels I have written.  I enjoy writing and reading reality-type stories.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My brother and his twin boys.  I love being around them and was thinking about what it would be like to lose them.  How would we cope?

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
People who enjoy reading stories which could be real, psychological thrillers and who enjoy books that look at how people handle stressful situations, will find this book of interest.

If you won fifty million dollars in a lottery, what is the first thing you would purchase?
I’d buy each one of my three children a house.
So that’s it, my official first Blog Hop blog entry. It was fun to do, especially the casting the movie thing. Thanks again to BK Walker and Aya Katz (don’t forget to check out their books and blog) for inviting me to play along. Please check out these other writers’ work and blogs as well.
Karoline Barrett
MaryLynn Bast
Aya Katz
J'aime Rubio
Sheri Swift

Cindy Vine is the author of Not Telling, Defective and C U @ 8, available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the Apple iStore.

1 comment:

J said...

I enjoyed reading about your books past and present. Way to go Cindy!