I am excited to be tagged by a very talented author Lynette Sofras to take part in “The next Big Thing.” It’s all about digging into the heads of us authors and finding out what the up-coming novel is all about. This week it’s my turn to answer a few questions, then “The Next Big Thing” travels on.
What is the working title of your book?
It’s been several things, “The Ring of Secrets,” “The Ring,” and finally –“The Ring of Fate.” Of course, the final title is up to my publisher. I’m like Lynn; one of my biggest struggles is the title.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It stems from the popularity of novels about magic and paranormal. I, being an Inspirational fiction writer pondered over the idea of showing the world a different kind of power that’s shaped in the belief of a divine intervention by God. This novel shows how a symbol used to represent faith can strengthen lives and create a desire for change. Sometimes our mind can initiate havoc in our lives, especially if there is a longing deep inside for something different.
What genre does your book fall under?
It’s an Inspirational Mystery with a bit of suspense. The suspense is more of a human nature’s kind and not life threatening.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I could never figure out that one. I don’t really watch a lot of new movies, so I’m not up to date with the upcoming actors. Hey, I’m still holding on to “You’ve Got Mail” as my favorite movie.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
There are those who’ve been blessed over the centuries because of a tiny gold band, a mysterious object that will transform lives-sometimes forever.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I have submitted it to my current publisher, Prism Book Group. I’m hoping it will be accepted.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Eight months, but I have a hectic life and must choose my times to write. I make lots of notes so that when I can get to the computer for a few straight hours, I can put it together.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I usually find myself torn by this question. As an avid reader I believe that every author’s story is unique. Even if the premise is similar, it will turn out different, “The Ring of Fate” touches on the spiritual aspect of the supernatural.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
The readers of preternatural novels got me to think about the fascination of the unexplained. I want to bring a light on the faith that often works mysteriously in people lives.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Situations aren’t always as simple as they look. A life can change suddenly and not necessarily for monitory gains. Sometimes, things we need the most are hidden, deep down, inside of us and long to be dug up to the surface.
Follow the links below Wednesday Oct 17, where you can pick the minds of:
Debbie Alferio, at http://www.debbiealferio.blogspot.com/
Bonnie McCune at http://bonniemccune.com/
Susan Whitfield at- http://www.susanwhitfield.blogspot.com/
Lynn C. Willis at- http://www.lynncwillis.blogspot.com/
I enjoyed answering these questions and look forward to reading the responses from the other authors next week. :-)
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