I’ve been tagged to take part in The Next Big Thing by fellow ORWA member, Karen Smock who writes as Karen Avivi. I answer ten questions about my next book (still very much a WIP) then pass the baton on to two more authors. It’s loads of fun and you never know what you might find out about an author’s book.
So here we go!
What is the working title of your next book?
Shadows from her Past
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It started out as part two in my debut novel – A Shadow in the Past. Back then, it was in the early drafts and it was just before I was offered a contract, I decided that part one could stand on its own and it gave me a great framework for the second book in the series.
In what genre does your book fall?
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
The lead characters would be the same as for the first book in the series – Shirley Henderson as Sarah and Robert Carlyle as Robert.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Finding information that could change the course of history, will Sarah use it to find her way back to Victorian Scotland and save the man she loves?
Who is publishing your book?
4RV Publishing (I hope). Since it’s the sequel to A Shadow in the Past, I really hope, they accept this one.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
Still working on it. I’m a little over half way through but the end is written and providing my characters don’t do something to change that, I’ll be good to go.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’m not sure I would compare it but Leslie Wallack of The Book Nook in Perth, Ontario said it was the Outlander series for Young Adults.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Because it’s the sequel to my first novel, it seemed a natural progression to come up with more adventures for my characters. The first book was inspired by my love of Scotland (especially the area of Aberdeenshire where my father was born).
What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
It’s a time-travel with lots of twists and turns along the way.
Now, to select two or more people to take part who will post their next big thing on May 23rd.
and Janet K. Brown
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This is great news, Melanie! I enjoyed A Shadow In The Past and am delighted to know there will be a sequel. Write on!
Woohoo! Of course they’ll accept, it sounds fab. Happy WiPing and thanks for sharing, Mel!
Sounds fabulous, Melanie! So glad there will be a sequel!
Of course they will accept it. They would be silly if they didn’t if it’s anything like A Shadow in the Past.
I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed A Shadow in the Past, Patricia. 🙂
Thanks for dropping by, Nicky. This weekend is our May Bank Holiday long weekend. Maybe I’ll take advantage and lock myself away and get some WiPing done. 🙂 Somehow, I think the rest of the family might object.
Thanks, Janice. You’re a star!
I think I’m going to have to hold you to that, Vivian. 😉
A time travel with twists and turns – love it! 🙂
Thanks Karen! And for tagging me in The Next Big Thing. It was fun. 🙂