Monday, November 19, 2012

The Next Big Thing

Thank you to Rae Summers who tagged me on her blog, "The Next Big Thing," so I can have something fun to blog about for my up and coming new release.

So here are some snippets of information about my novella which should be coming out early next year with Astraea Press. It's a short and sweet Valentine's day romance set in exotic locations.

What is the title of your book?

Reminding Me of You

How did you come by the idea?

I wanted to write something with a Valentine’s Day theme so I began my book with a love-at-first-sight scenario occuring in a gift shop on Valentine's Day. But the book didn't have much direction from there. While I wrote, I watched “Who wants to be a Millionaire” on TV, and they mentioned a song. Curious, I looked up the song on the internet and found the emotional theme for my book – how things can remind you of the one you love.

What genre does your book fall under?

Sweet, contemporary romance.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters if it were a movie?

Alexis Bledel from Gilmore Girls would make a great Mia if her hair was made chestnut and curly and her eyes green. She has the right features and a young look.

I think Tom Welling from Smallville would make a good Bryn with a bit of tweaking.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Mia finds love at first sight the day before she leaves for a long vacation in Europe, and while so many men remind her of the man she fell for, a
Welshman named Bryn reminds her the most, until he becomes a bigger part of her life than she planned.

Will your book be self-published or traditional?

Traditional – with Astraea Press

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

It’s one of those books that I wrote to a deadline so it took me close to two weeks to write and edit. I was very focused and determined to get it done. It is a novella – short Valentine bite.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

It was inspired by the song, “All Kinds of Everything,” by Dana. If you watch it on YouTube (link below), it seems quite old-fashioned but the words are lovely. I couldn't use the exact same song in my book because of copyright issues, but it helped to inspire the romance.

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

The book is a fun, fast-moving story with several settings. If you’re fascinated by Paris, as I am, you will enjoy some of the setting of the story.

I'm going to tag one other author to continue on The Next Big Thing Blog. Skye Wieland, thank you.

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