The Next BIG Thing

My lovely friend, writing buddy and author extraordinaire, Juli Page Morgan, tagged me in a blog hop, called the Next Big Thing. We answer some questions about our current WIP or published book then tag five friends. They in turn should answer the questions and tag five of their friends…rinse and repeat. In turn we get to follow the links and discover all these cool writers out there. It’s simple and fun.

The Next BIG Thing from me is…drum roll please (badadadadabadadadaba – I know pathetic isn’t it?) The Next BIG Thing is…. NEW AVALON.

Yes! I can hear the applause – the crowd goes wild – but please throw money instead (starving artiste here).

What is the title of your book?   New Avalon.  I am taking a short hiatus from my completed story, REMEMBRANCE,  to work on this story because the characters were calling.  Truth be told I hate editing and needed a break.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Hritik Roshan as
Eirmyd Mordan

A girl at work relayed an eerie experience she had traveling late one evening over the Salem Beverly bridge. The power went out and all the lights on the bridge and the streets of Salem went out. I believe she said there had been a fog as well and…well, my mind went…uh huh. I’m sure a grin came across my face as the “what if” moment hit. What if the witches caused it, what if the fog wasn’t fog but an energy power that would roll up and become a mystical sphere. What if? What if? It just took on its own life at that point.

What genre does your book fall under?

I guess paranormal w/some romance. I don’t really think of a genre when I write, I just let the story come. I figure someone else can decide what it should be classified. I tend to put everything but the kitchen sink in there.

Emma Roberts as Shaelin

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

Oooh good question. I hadn’t thought about it for this book. I think because I am in the early stages of writing and letting these characters take place I hadn’t let myself go there. However, I do know what they look like and if I had to pick current actors:

Tom Cruise as Gwydion

Tom Cruise for Gwydion. Ross Lynch for Tavish and he’d have to have his hair with some red highlights like a strawberry blonde maybe. His female twin would be Jeanette McCurdy and she’d have to have her blonde hair dyed black with blue tips.  Hritik Roshan as Eirmyd Mordan (Shaelin’s other love).    Hey!  This is kind of fun. Now Shaelin my female lead hmmmmmmm not quite sure what actress for her, perhaps Emma Roberts but I’m not sure, I’d have to see how they age her. Not sure who would play Annwyn – maybe Hayden Pantierre?

Must say I enjoyed looking at pics to find my Eirmyd (mm hmm)

Hayden Panetierre as Annwyn

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Oh! Are you kidding me? (you’re not…oh…ok…ummmm)

In a town where the magical ways of auld are now considered the norm, a writer and her children try to stop a power hungry priestess who is searching for a portal key that will open the closed doors of Avalon unleashing all its magical powers.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I’m still working on it. I started the original first 3 chapters over a year and a half ago then put it away to finish Remembrance. Now I’m pulling it back out so basically I’m at the beginning and my goal is to have the rough draft finished by end of February.

Ross Lynch as Tavish

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I’m motivated by my desire to keep writing. I missed it. I was spending too much time in the editing trenches. I wanted to write and this is it.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Jenette McCurdy as Eithne

I want to intertwine a bit of Salem history into the story, ie special landmarks and points of interest. Salem is a beautiful coastal town with much to offer a visitor. There’s more in the air than just the magic of the witches…

So who am I tagging well, I think I am going to tag the following writers.  I love their blogs and writing style.   I know its supposed to be five but  Ms. Juli Page Morgan already tagged some other writer friends so…..

Mike Schulenberg                  Mary W Jensen               Melinda S. Collins

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