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First, I’d like to thank fellow author T. L. Smith and Peter Lukes for inviting me to participate in this event. You can click the following link to learn more about her work.
In this blog hop, I and my fellow authors, in their respective blogs, have answered ten questions about our book or work-in–progress (giving you a sneak peek). We’ve also included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why we write what we write–the characters, inspirations, plotting and other choices we make. I hope you enjoy it!
Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!
1: What is the working title of your book?
Party of Five – A game of Po
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
I wanted to recreate an adventure in the spirit of the D&D pen-and-paper role-playing games, basically. I wanted to point out the fun factor through the characters and their adventures, the way players identify with their characters, without turning everything into an epic quest. So in essence, the idea is one big D&D adventure written down.
3. What genre does your book come under?
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
That’s kind of an easy question because I do like to put faces to the characters in my mind. For the two sisters, Lernea and Parcifal, I would choose Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel respectively. For Ned Larkin, probably someone like Nathan Fillion but probably younger (or younger-looking). Winceham is a dead giveaway for the likes of Sean Connery, but I’d love someone like Brian Cox as well, but of course they’d have to look way shorter on camera. Then there’s Theo – who I think would be a nice fit for Michael Cera.
But open to new talent as well, if any producers are reading this.
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Add a dash of fire, a pinch of lightning and some magic to your life, and remember: it could all be just a bad trip..
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
It’s self-published and I’m currently writing the third novella that will form the final part of the novel.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
From the first novella, down to the third one and the final draft, it’s in the order of six months.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Pretty much anything from the works of Terry Pratchett, or perhaps Douglas Adams. I can’t think of a novel where the party is the main character and so much the individuals.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I like to think of the “Party of Five – A game of Po” as somewhat between some of R.A. Salvatore’s works with the wit and humor of Terry Pratchett’s works, so it’d be fair to count the works of those two authors and of course my personal experience as a DM as the inspiration.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Pirates. Conspiracies. Politics. Witty dialogue and evolving characters. Also, ships in space and all sorts of craziness.
Who’s next on the NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP?
So glad you asked!
Below you will find authors who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on Works in Progress and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!
Peter Lukes’ blog: http://www.peterlukes.blogspot.com/
Jasper T. Scott’s blog: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6922521.Jasper_T_Scott/blog
Clarissa Johal’s blog: http://clarissajohal.blogspot.com/