The Next Big Thing

This is the fun stuff! Ten questions about my current WIP.  Now who wouldn’t want to take time to answer questions about their projects? I was tagged last week by another great author Nicole Storey-Bailey, and I have to pay it forward to five more authors.  Woot woot!

Buckle up this is a fast ride through Dragon town!


What is the working title of your book? 

Kiss of The Dragon

Where did the idea come from for the book? 

The idea came froma comment about a ‘dragon complex’ of someone that tends to be miserly.  LOL  A rush of fourteen handwritten pages gushed out before I could rethink the idea, then I fine tuned it, and used it for my NaNoWriMo project.  I have been rewriting and editing it since then.


What genre does your book fall under? 

Paranormal romance.

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

I would probably have to go with  Jake Gyllenthaal. Joe Mangionella can  play his brother Brody.  For the lead female Isabel Lennox, I would choose Elizabeth Gillies. I see my characters adn those actors/ actress would closely fit my mental picture.  It’s ironic becaseu I have talked with some authors that say they can’t imagine their work as a movie.  Are you kidding me?  Mine plays out like a vivid technicolor movie in my head as I go! Who wouldn’t want to see hot sexy men and women?  Dragons flying through the air?  Battles and bloodshed in human and dragon form?Sounds like an epic movie to me! I’ve seen far worse , trust me.  there are some real stinker B movies out there!

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 

Isabell Lennox discovers who she is and finds her fated love in this paranormal romance that crosses time and realms into a world of dragons and magic.

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

I am submitting to a publisher.  I am very hopeful! I like the idea of having a professional editor because I want to put out a good quality product.  If it won’t sell to a publisher?  I don’t know, then I suppose I need to do more rewriting.

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

28 days during NaNoWriMo.  The rewrite on the otherhand has taken me nearly ten months.

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

Hmm,well there are many authors who have influenced me, influenced my writing.  As to similar works, I don’t know.  Katie McAlister has written several books about her dragon world, but it’s not like hers. Well except for sexy hot men.  Then there’s Moning, Barrons has a lasting impression that permeates everything. I’ve also read a lot of Showalter, Gabaldon, and many others.  I”m sure in some way each has impacted my writing.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?  

I think I touched on this above, it was a comment about dragon complex.  From there I took it and molded it into an outline that I followed for NaNoWriMo.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?  I did a lot of research about Celtic mythology for this and another book.  I am a research addict at times.  I have a fascination with medieval weaponry and warfare.  Oh, and one ofthe characters in the book is based on me.  I’ll never tell which one!

So now it’s my turn to tag five of my fellow authors, or aspiring authors.   Look for their posts next Wednesday!

Cathy Brockman

David Alvin

Raymond Frazee

Linda Bolton

Allison Bruning

Write on my friends, write on!