The fabulously talented Alan Lorens tagged me to share some information, and it’s great way to get my blog rolling again!
What is the working title of your book?
CHRONICLE OF DESTINY
Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is a hard question to answer. I have notebooks with the very rough details that date back about eight years. Those notes only barely resemble the final product that eventually emerged, but the ideas were formulating even then. I think that one of my triggers for the concept was a combination of a love for dragons, a fascination with nature, and maybe a bit of a low tolerance for prejudice.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hmm. Based more on look than just acting, I’d pick Tyler Hoechlin for Dominic. For Tariah . . . decisions, decisions. I’d love Jennifer Lawrence for her spunk, but Emma Stone is closer to the look I’d need. If ever someone manages to clone them into a single person, that would be perfect.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
It’s hard to save the world when the world wants you dead.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It is being published by the awesome folks at Hydra Publishing.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
The first draft poured out of me over the course of two months. It got rewritten twice more over the following year before I was truly happy. The sequel followed roughly the same pattern. It’s actually a normal pattern for me.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
This is a hard question to answer. My writing style has been compared to C.J. Lyons and Sherrilyn Kenyon, but the story itself keeps being described as unique and new. I guess I need to read more books to see if I can find a better answer to this question. Oh, darn.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My inspiration is nearly always just a need to write. To tell a story that means something to me. CHRONICLE became a bit cathartic in many ways. Perhaps not on the same level as Tariah, I’ve still endured bigotry, hate, and torment from people that just don’t want to try to understand me.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There’s a very beautiful journey of growth within these pages. Tariah’s path takes many different forms and the reader goes along with her. She blossoms from a simple desert girl with a big secret to the eventual savior of the world. She also blossoms from being a young adult into a woman, and her discovery of her own emotions is powerful. I think a lot of people will relate to the way she feels and learns to feel.
And that’s it from me for now! Look for some artwork to be coming out over the next few weeks! I recently got my Tariah model in front of a camera, and I have more shoots lined up with her and my Dominic as I start to plan a trailer, too!