Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Ten Questions

This writers' blog hop simply asks ten questions about your
current story, and then you tag five other writer-blogger
friends to participate next week. Katelyn Shear over at
The Life of a Teenage Writer  tagged me. Thanks Katelyn! 
It took me a little while to decide which story I wanted to
post about today. But I finally decided on A Light From
The Shadows. It's my latest fantasy story that I'm
 working on editing right now. It's also the second book
 in my fantasy series.

1: What is the working title of your book?
A Light From The Shadows

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
Well, I already knew the MC for this book was going to
 be a minor character from the previous book, Darcy Vatain.
So I was thinking about her character and what she's like,
and this story just came up. I know the idea of someone
being physically injured in anger, especially by their father is
something that would tear her up. So I decided that an old
enemy would come back with plans to kill those who 
thwarted him, and some seriously personal problems as well.

3: What genre does your book come under?
It's fantasy with a nice twist of romance in it.

4: Which actors would you choose to play your 
characters in a movie rendition?
I've thought about this, and searched. I finally found
Jenna Bryant for my MC, Darcy. Her eyes are 
the tiniest bit too dark, but otherwise she's just about
 perfect. :)

I actually already had figured out who the hero would be.
 A battleworn hero named Randon. Definitely best played 
by Richard Armitage. 

 For the young girl who is abused by her father, I chose
 Emilia Clarke. She has the perfect delicate look that Rayish 

These are all the characters I've found so far. I haven't
really thought about finding actors for the rest of them yet. 

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 
I don't really have a good one, but this is what I've come
up with:
A lonely innkeeper and a heartbroken man of war must
form an alliance to protect those closest to them from the
man who would take their lives.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an 
independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
It's not published yet, but it will be self published. 

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of 
your manuscript?
It took me all of the month of February to write it. And that's
 the fastest I've ever written a book. 

8: What other books would you compare this story to 
within your genre?
I would compare it to The Dragonriders of Pern, and maybe
C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. It's basically a tale of
good versus evil, where evil has the best chance of winning. 

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
 In the past few years I've been shown how girls who were
 raised in Christian homes can be so easily led astray.
Seeing these girls, who have so much potential in their lives,
throw it away in destructive ways really hurts. So I wanted to
 write a story to show them a better way.

10: What else about your book might pique the 
reader’s interest?
It's got dragons in it. If that doesn't pique your interest, I'm not
 sure what will. It's a story of a girl who has spent the last while
 of her life blaming herself for her father's death, and how she
learns that it was no one's fault, and she has to let it go, and
allow herself to love other people again.

Now I need to tag five more people. First, Sheila Hollinghead
with Rise, Write, Shine!, Kathryn C. Lang with
 Successful Freelance Writer, Cara Bedford with
Hope to inspire..., Emily Smith with My Random Life,
and Tommie Lyn with
Mountains in My Heart...Sand in My Shoes.

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