Thank you to Charles Dougherty for tagging me in this blog hop. Charles is a successful writer. Check out his site http://www.clrdougherty.com/2013/01/the-next-big-thing-again.html
Part of the Blog Hop is to introduce you to my work in progress by answering ten interview questions.
What is the working title of your book?
Here among the Cinders
Where did the idea come from for the book?
In 2012 I began a series of short stories which were my own warped spin on some of the old fairy tales. Here among the Cinders is loosely based on the fairy tale, Cinderella.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Ian Somerhalder / would be perfect for my Prince Charming character (William Huntly). He’s rugged looking but still would be believable as an upcoming young lawyer.
Gemma Arterton/ would be perfect for my feisty Cinderella character (Cinder Fellows). Cinder Fellows has backbone and courage to spare. Her twin step sisters are dependent on her so she has to be strong enough to keep her small family together.
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Courage and love are often the same thing.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Here among the Cinders will be published by Punk & Sissy Publications
How long did it take you to write your first draft of your manuscript?
A little over two weeks.
What other books would you compare to this story within your genre?
Myrna Mackenzie’s Saving Cinderella!
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Last year I fell in love with the television show, Once Upon a Time. Until seeing that show I had forgotten how much I used to love reading fairy tales. Of course then I began thinking about how would those same tales turn out if they had been written today, since women are so much more independent and less in the need of saving in our modern culture.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I love how capable my Cinderella character is in this short story. I think other women will relate to her. A lot of books portray women as needing to be saved when in reality we are usually the ones holding everything together.