Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Today I'm happy to be part of a Tag game with some wonderful authors. Enjoy the following interview that will allow you to catch up on my current writing project, then hop over to the other author's blog to learn more about them.

1, What is the working title of your book?

Family Secret

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

It came from a writing exerise I did a few years ago. I looked at a picture and just write whatever popped into my head. Later the idea bloomed into a story.

3. What genre does your book fall under?

YA Paranormal

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

I've always been a Smallville fan. When I started writing this story I pictured my main character, Tom, as a younger version of Tom Welling who plays on Smallville. I never really thought about who might play the other characters. I think Tom's girlfriend, Sarah, could be played by a younger version of Allison Mack who is also a actress on Smallville.

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

A teenage boy finds out that his parents have kept secrets from him that end up putting him in danger.

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

I'm hoping Muse It Up Publishing will publish this story too. In Nov. I will have my first novel, Ghostly Clues, published by them.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I can't answer that because I'm still in the process of writing the first draft. I still haven't figure out the ending to this story.

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

I've always been a big fan of R. L. Stine. One of my sons collected all the Goosebump books. So I'm thinking this story would come close to one of his books.

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

I would have to say my sons. Before I had sons, I just mostly read girly books, books where the main characters were girls. But once my sons were old enough to read on their own, I started to read more books where the main characters were boys. So I started to want to write stories where my main characters were boys. Even though I still write stories where the main characters are girls. Ghostly Clues has a girl main character. To get into my boy characters, I need to look at the world through my sons' eyes. So they inspire me to do that.

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

This story holds a lot of different things that will pique the interest of boys from bad guys, ghosts, withces, demons, and maybe something else I haven't even written in yet.

I hope you enjoyed reading this. Check out the other author's blog to see what she is up to.

Keep checking my blog or my website to see when Ghostly Clues comes out.

1 comment:

  1. Kay, I love your concept for Family Secret. And it's great you use your sons for inspiration. Kathi