Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

The Next Big Thing

I am so excited to have been tagged for The Next Big Thing Blog Hop! Thank you for tagging me Teal! I hope I can live up to the hype! Hahaha. 

All right, let’s rock this joint. 

What is the working title of your book?

MD: Lucas Ryan Versus (scheduled release date: May)

Where did the idea come from for the book?

MD: I dreamt it. It was one of those rare occasions when I remembered my entire dream. It was great. I had just been on this wild ride, in my sleep, and when I awoke from the humongous twist at the end of the dream, I sat up in bed and wrote it down. It was a great morning. Lucas Ryan Versus is my first true science fiction story. It’s fun, exciting and full of twists. I can’t wait to show everyone!

What genre does your book fall under?


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

MD: I’m not sure yet. I’ve really tried not to cast the main characters this time. (that’s a first for me!) AND I am a big believer in “unknowns” playing the parts of your favorite book characters. I am anxious to see who the readers think will make a good Lucas.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

MD: A day in the life of the world’s newest hero; video games, homework, high school, bullies, detention, crushes, secrets, other dimensions, monsters, super powers...the end of the world.

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

MD: I’m planning on self-publishing it in May, but I might option it to an agency too. Once the final edit is finished, I’ll get that figured out for certain.

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

MD: About 2-3 months. Not too long.

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

MD: Tough one...hmmm...I’m not sure. I’m going for a Percy Jackson kind-of-thing, only for a little older age. (13-18)

Who or what inspired you to write this story? 

MD: My love for adventure and science fiction movies/television series. 

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

MD: It’s the first in a series of books that I hope will continue on and on. I do not plan an end to the series, just keep going until I cannot write anymore. There is also a musical playlist wrapped inside, like most of my work.

And now, to keep the fun going: 

I am choosing 3 of my favorite authors. All 3 have some exciting things ahead. All three will go down in literary history as fantastic, original voices in words. Rock on, ladies...

I want to thank Teal Haviland again for “hopping” on me! Ha! Until next time peeps! Remember your light and shine on. ~ M