Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The next big thing

A while back LG over at Bards and Prophets tagged me with this and then Dianne asked if I would join her in a blog hop for the same thing so, without further ado:

1. What is the working title of your book?

The Unsolved Case of Kassandra Dyer

2. Where did the idea for the novel come from?

3. What genre does your book fall under. 

That is a very good question which I am still pondering. YA/NA? Just NA? Adult? It is contemporary with aspects of magic realism, but what age group to market it toward is still a big question mark in my head.

4. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

This is Kass’ story, of how she fell and where she went and what it will take to get back home – if she can. If she even wants to.

5. What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie version? 

Well, I do have a pic of her but since the whole shebang about other people’s pics I don’t dare to post it. But Dakota Fanning would be a top choice even though she doesn’t look a thing like Kass, or maybe Chloe Moretz. Unfortunately, neither of them have freckles.

6. Will your novel be self-published or released through a traditional publisher?

I'm old fashioned: traditional.

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

9-10 months. If I remember correctly I started it about a year ago and I am now about to query.

8. Who or what inspired you to write this novel?

See #2. Alan at Publish or Perish. His picture sparked the idea. I thought, what if someone fell - to what they thought was their death - and woke up damaged, but surprisingly alive? What would happen next? 

9. What else about your book might pique reader's interest?

Some of it is true.

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

Well, there is one book I can think of but I'm ashamed to say I can't remember the name or author.

Additionally, the following people are also participating in this hop so go check out what their next big thing is and have an awesome Wednesday!

L. Blankenship


  1. Loved hearing more about your book Marcy. Good luck with the querying.

  2. I'm still pondering the right age group for you book, too. Thanks to the circumstances of Kass's (ahem) experience, it's hard to pin down by current rules. Right now, I'm guessing NA.

  3. i love this story! hope you get it out soon!

  4. Lovely to read more about your book!! Yay!! Take care

  5. Love the premise of your book. I think it gives you the opportunity to have fun exploring some great issues.

    And I know what you mean about being worried to post pictures.

  6. I am totally drawn in by the title of this story! Love it.

  7. Intriguing premise! Good luck as you begin the querying process.

  8. That does leave me wanting to know more.

  9. I love your blurb. I definitely want to know more .'s a really interesting premise.

  10. I'm "old fashioned" too -- sounds like a good one!

  11. wow, that picture--what an inspiration and so sad, to fall this way!

  12. Inspired by a rock - now that is unique! But that rock does have a lot of personality.

  13. Yay! I wondered if we'd get to hear about your novel. I remember reading an excerpt where your character fell. What an interesting concept to work from -- damaged but alive.

  14. I love your inspiration. That's a great photograph!

  15. I can't wait to see this book in hardcover. :) And what an interesting inspiration..and the fact that parts are true?! hmmmmmmm....

  16. I love when that spark on an idea turns into a full-fledged novel. Your book sounds wonderful!

  17. LOL! This was a great tease and now I'm really curious about your book. Good luck with querying!

  18. I wait breathlessly for your query status. I believe this is the One for you.

    Absolutely kept me guessing all the way through.


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