Every author dreams of being the next one to break through the noise and get noticed, and Independent Authors are no different. Besides, you never know ... right? With hard work and the right marketing – and a touch of luck – any one of us could be the next most-talked-about Author.
Although I'd already participated before, I was invited to join in on this Hop again. Just what is a blog hop? Well, essentially, it’s a sort of game of "Tag", played (at least this time) by a group of Independent Authors.
One author posts, and then tags other authors, who each link back to them. Ultimately, it is a gold mine, and you my fair reader will hopefully increase your "To Be Read" list, while finding new and exciting authors you may never have found otherwise. Some of us are still slogging it out and writing our Next Big Thing, while others are happily releasing them now!
Either way, Fiction Lovers, a treasure trove awaits and I’d like to thank my fellow Authors Heather A. Fowler and Heikki Hietala for tagging me to participate.
Click the links below to find out about Heather's books.
Blog: Bloodthirsty Muses - http://bloodthirstymuses.wordpress.com
Click on these links to find out about Heikki's books.
His novel: Tulagi Hotel
And so, to continue: In this particular hop I and my fellow authors each in their respective blogs have answered 10 questions where you get to learn about our current WIP (Work in Progress) as well as gain a little insight to our process, from characters and inspirations to photographic/cinematic eye candy. I hope you enjoy it!
If this or any other items pique your interest, please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions.
AND NOW, THE QUESTIONS!
1: What is the working title of your book?
The working title for my current WiP is None So Blind.
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
I wanted to do a story which showed how Davide from Ask Me if I'm Happy met Letizia, who readers of Ask Me… will recall was his first adult, serious relationship, which ended rather badly. I had already shown how Emily from Ask Me… had met her first husband, Jacopo, (in Alternate Rialto) so it only seemed fair.
3: What genre does your book fall under?
I'm not sure at this point – I think it's simply Contemporary Fiction.
Well, Davide would be best played by Luca Argentero, who would be best-known to English-speaking audiences as Giovanni from Eat, Pray, Love (the man teaching Julia Roberts' character Italian). I've seen him in several Italian films, and had written much of Ask Me if I'm Happy with him in mind.
The novel's current "tag line" would be best:
The truth hurts most when we love a lie.
6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
This one will be self-published, just as Alternate Rialto and Ask Me if I'm Happy were.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'm still working on it.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I honestly couldn't say, yet. I'll have to wait until it's written to find out!
9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Just the need to get to know more about Davide than we previously did in Ask Me if I'm Happy, and to flesh out some of the stories he shares with Emily about his past in that novel.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It's a look at an Italian man who is not the typical "Latin Lover", who isn't a stereotypical "Mamma's Boy" and who is struggling to be a good man in a world which seems to be demanding the exact opposite behavior from him. In short, an accurate representation of most of the Italian men I know in real life.
All righty, then! Below you will find three authors who will be joining me, by blog, next Wednesday, November 21st. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!!
Hold My Hand: http://amzn.to/oPzYhV
Purchase link: http://www.amazon.com/Couple-Friends-ebook/dp/B0092U7Y2G