Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Next Big Thing Blog

Hi and welcome to my blog.

I've accepted the challenge from women's fiction writer Addison James to complete the Next Big Thing. (You can check out her blog at http://addisonjwriter.com

What is the working title of your book?

Family Secret

Where did the idea come from for the book?
 It originally started from a writing exercise I did a few years ago, where I looked at a picture and started writing what I saw. Later I looked at that writing exercise and started asking what if questions. Soon it developed into a short story. Then years later I pulled it out of my file and started revising it and Family Secret started growing and developing into a novel.

What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
A younger version of Tom Welling from Smallville. The moment I started writing this story that is who I pictured Tom, my main character from Family Secret to be like.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
 After the death of his mother, Tom discovers family secrets that his parents kept from him that put him in danger.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
 I’m hoping Muse It Up Publishing will published it just like they did Ghostly Clues
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
 I don’t know how long it took to write the first draft. Family Secret has been through many years of revisions and now I’m almost done with it.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
 I’m not sure. Growing up my sons have liked R. L. Stine books so I’d say a book along those lines.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I’d have to say my sons have especially my youngest who has a wild imagination.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
What boy doesn’t like adventure and mystery. Ghosts, witches, demons and just the pure mystery of discovering your parents secrets before it kills you.
Stay tuned. I have a lot more works in progress that I will be sharing later on.
This writer and friend has accepted the Next Big Thing blog challenge
K. C. Sprayberry author of Softly Say Goodbye. Check out her blog http://outofcontrolcharacters.blogspot.com and see what her next big thing is.


  1. I love this idea, Kay, but am way behind. I'll try to update my blog tonight, as I'm catching up right now. Family Secrets is certainly a great story.

    1. thank you for the crits on Family Secrets. It is almost polished enough to send.

  2. Thanks for sharing your next book, Kay. Looking forward to having you talk about Ghostly Clues on my blog next week. Cheryl co-host

    1. Cheryl,

      Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to talking about Ghostly Clues on your blog.

  3. I love that writing exercise with the photo. Might need to try it!

    Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop, Kay! Many of us have toddlers, young elementary school children, and I'd love for us to get more mature genres so we have something for everyone. Thanks for helping get us there!