I am so appreciative to Isabella Louise Anderson for tapping me for The Next Big Thing Blog. What an honor. I know Isabella through a Facebook writing group she started, Chick Lit Goddesses where authors go to other writers for answers to questions and to assist others with theirs.
I have the names of next week’s authors at the bottom. Do check in with them to see what books will be coming your way. And keep up with Isabella’s doings, too, at http://chicklitgoddess.com
What is the working title of your book?
I am writing The Quick and the Dedd for NaNoWriMo. I’ve had a tickler file on this book forever. NaNo will jumpstart the story for me, then come the revisions and edits.
What would the book jacket blurb say?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I’ve always been fascinated by ghosts and all things paranormal. I lived in a Civil War era house as a kid, and it was haunted. I remember the footsteps crossing the end of my bed and footsteps on the stairway to the second floor. Our parents laughed at us, but I remember us three kids huddling by the parents’ bed in fear. I still regret I didn’t attempt communication, but then, I was a kid--and scared!
This particular story idea came about because I wondered if love could survive the boundaries death set. What causes spirits to linger? Could there be a crossing over? What would it take to prompt a crossover? And what if a woman is depressed because someone she loved was murdered, and she’s about to lose her business? Would someone who was murdered want his killer brought to justice? And just how could Isabella Quick and Riley Dedd partner up to accomplish that? I love the word play with her name and his.
What genre does your book fall under?
Paranormal romantic suspense. I hope it will have its tense moments as well as a lot of comic relief from quirky secondary characters. And of course there is the Isabella/Riley impossible connection.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I can see a bulked-up Julianne Moore as Isabella. She has Isabella’s red hair and could have her overly-curvaceous body. A young Sean Connery would make a perfect Riley Dedd. Both will have to drop their British accents though. I can see a tarted-up Reese Witherspoon playing BFF Trini; Danny DeVito as Isabella’s ex, Bobby; J.K. Simmons as Trini’s boyfriend, Stan; Bryan Cranston as Jack Barnes, the CEO of the rival security firm, and a young Allison Janney as Cara, the office accountant.
Sheri Fink http://sherifink.blogspot.com
Nola Sarina http://nolasarina.com
S.A. Stolinsky http://www.act-it-out.com
H.D. Thomson http://www.hdthomson.com
Annie Weissman http://www.thesinglesenior.wordpress.com