Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Next Big Thing

The next big thing is a blog project designed to help authors get the word out about their projects. Normally I don’t do these sorts of things, just like I don’t host blog tours for authors and books I have not read, but when Bill Crider asks, I say yes. I just am not going to tell the legendary Bill Crider no on anything and was tremendously honored that Bill thought of me. So, I did this one though I don’t have a next book yet. I also did my best to find five more authors to tag, but nearly everyone said they had already done this. Still, I did find a few of us who hadn’t and they will be listed at the end of the blog.

What is the working title of your next book?

Until You Scream My Name is the title of the book I have been working on and off--mostly off- for the last several years.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

From my twisted subconscious. It is a dark and messy place that several therapists have found to be way too depressing to deal with. I would also point out that if you have been divorced three or more times you should not be allowed to call yourself a “marriage counselor.”

What genre does your book fall under?

Mystery. I am hoping that when the book is finally done I can figure out a way to claim to have invented a new sub-genre so I can claim to be unique in over bearing and pompous marketing materials that I will send out all and asunder several times a day.

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

I truly have no idea. The actors that I like, such as Tommy Lee Jones, are all too old and the young ones are playing sparkly vampire types. Besides, Hollywood is weird. When Tom Cruise can play Jack Reacher in a movie anything can happen.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Hero’s best friend is killed and hero is very upset and wants answers/justice.

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

Agency if at all possible. Assuming agencies still exist and we have not all died off to due to zombie fueled sharks with laser beams on their heads that manage to come out of the sea laying waste to cities everywhere…..

How long did it take you to write a first draft of the manuscript?
Still writing first draft.

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

All of them. Except the ones with dead hookers who have hearts of gold. Also, any PI book where the detective drinks, solves cases, and has a secretary he secretly loves.

 Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The therapists say I should not talk about this in public.

What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

There will be bullets, things blowing up, and decapitations---not necessarily in that order. Also--twisted jokes.

The following have agreed to participate as this deal rolls forward crushing all in its wake. Mary Adair, Caroline Clemmons, Travis Erwin, Hunter Shea, and Glen Walker.

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