The Next Big Thing – A Chain Letter on Crack

in Entertaining nonsense and profound thought

Or ‘roids. Compost anyone? Okay, so it’s just a really fun Blog-hop where authors get to talk about their work. Nan Reinhardt, tagged me in The Next Big Thing, so I’m answering questions about my current stuff.

(My apoplogies to Nan, whom I swiped a bunch of the above paragraph above from. (Nice grammar, huh?))

What is the working title of your next book?

Bree No 4. After calling Crazy Little Thing Called Dead, New York Kind of Dead for so long that everyone (including me) thought it was going to be called that, I’ve decided to keep it simple this time. And then of course there’s Glimmer Girls, which I’ve been working on FOREVER, but let’s not talk about that.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Luckily for me the end of Crazy Little Thing Called Dead was a perfect set up for Bree No 4. Bree needs to get out of town. She’s got the dullest on the outside, coolest on the inside RV, Stripes, Beans and Hambecker to keep her company. It just screams Road Trip!

What genre does your book fall under?

Romantic Suspense. Somewhere along the line someone categorized my writing as “cozy mysteries,” which is so wrong it’s not even funny. Since then I regularly get emails from disgruntled readers telling me that I have too much violence and sex to be a cozy writer. What I want to say to those people is DUH! There is clearly too much sex, and likely too much violence in my work for a cozy reader to be comfortable. Romantic suspense, people. Maybe I should put warning labels on my work?

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

Hambecker: Easy Peasy – The Rock. (Of course I’d answer the rock to just about any male actor question!)

Bree: Not so easy, I used to say Sandra Bullock, but now I think she’s a little too mature – Not that I don’t think she could pull it off, she totally could – I just think she’s moved on to more serious movies.

one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Gunnar Ericson blames his eroding stardom on Bree and comes gunning for her.

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

Self-pubbed at this point.

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

It generally takes me three to six months to finish a first draft.

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

Stephanie Plum, A is for Alibi, light romantic suspense.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Janet Evanovich, I love her humor.

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

Bree fractures her leg, just like I recently did. My life frequently bleeds into my fiction.

 And here’s where I’m supposed to tag five other authors, but I broke my leg and it’s thrown me right off my game. So if you’d like to do this blog about your book next week tell me in the comments and I’ll list you here!

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Julie December 7, 2012 at 2:23 am

Late again. But I no longer care as much as I used to, and I certainly don’t apologize for it. Right, so where were we? Oh, yes. Nice summations! We love to hear about your work. How delightful of Nan to share and tag. 😛

Also, from the last time. I don’t think you’ve been blacklisted, I think it’s your computer. Dee mentioned checking your settings. I would recommend (because ya know, I’m such a freaking technical wizard, HA!) that you clean whatever it is that needs to be cleaned in situations like this. Or have a professional person run through it with one of their devices/programs. Additionally ask some angels to come help. Comments are half the fun of blog hopping!


Kate George December 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

No such thing as late Julie. Everyone just arrives at different times. I would agree with your assesment about settings etc… Except I use two computers and they both are acting up. I can post on some blogs and not on others. Maybe I need to check my cookies settings on both computers?

But here’s the deal, I can post on some wordpress blogs, but not on others. Like Wil Wheaten, can’t post there anymore. Also can’t post at Delia’s or Megan’s. But I think I can sometimes post on your’s, Julie, and I can post on the Fokker most of the time. It’s uneven. And makes me slightly batty.


Kate George December 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

Unless you mean Glimmer Girls. I’ve got a first, second, third and fourth draft of that story!


Kate George December 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

Uh, no Judy. The first draft is not finished! I can’t seem to get past the beginning. Keep re-writing.


Judy, Judy, Judy December 6, 2012 at 12:29 am

Are you finished with the first draft?


Delia December 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I just did this one the other day. 🙂

Road trip with a broken leg, eh? Sounds like it’s going to be an interesting time. Will Hambecker be helping her *ahem* keep off her feet?


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