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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I've been tagged by a great fellow author Scott Bury to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. The idea is we all answer interview questions and link to each other's blogs. Each author asks five other authors to participate. Here is the link to Scott's post.

Sounds Great, right?

So, here is The Next Big Thing Interview:

What is the working title of your book?

My new Gwen Michaels book is tentatively titled Betrayed.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I'm not sure where the plot of the book came from but the idea for a sequel to Secrets came from one of the first readers to love it, Grace G. She was so excited about the idea of a sequel I just couldn't resist. I felt some pressure and excitement to write a sequel, but nothing would come to me. The more I pushed the fewer ideas I had. Then one afternoon the light bulb just went off and I thought what if one of Gwen's old teammates showed up. Someone that should never have been able to find her? And I went with it.

What genre does your book fall under?

Definitely mystery/thriller! I love them.

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

Always a hard question. Twenty years ago it would have been Demi Moore, no question. Now, I'm not sure. If I had to choose, I think Sarah Michelle Gellar would do a really good job. I did recently see another actress named Maggie Grace in a movie called Lockout and she had a really good mix of toughness and humanity that would work well for Gwen Michaels.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

What if your worst enemy showed up on your doorstep and needed help?

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

Self published, as all my books are.

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

Technically the first draft took a year, but I was actually working on a different book at the same time with my co-author Maren Kaye (Treasure Hunt). So the first draft took about three months of real time.

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

Ugh such hard questions. It's hard to compare because I haven't really found any real kick ass female heroines who never need 'rescuing'.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I guess I should have read ahead since I answered this earlier. Everyone really does have Grace G. to thank for the sequel. Her enthusiasm was irresistible.

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

I think the relationship between Gwen and her husband Jack will really intrigue readers this time. They face a lot of challenges now that he knows about her past.

In the coming weeks I will be posting links to the author authors I have tagged for this blog hop!  Stop by and check them out.  In the meantime here are some other participants (not recruited by me) in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop:

Mira Brown


  1. Great to read your answers to these questions!

    But as for a kick-ass heroine who doesn't need rescuing, you should check out Russell Blake's Jet series.

  2. Interesting concept, to say the least. :)