Today we're part of a blog hop, officially known as THE
If you've never heard of a blog hop (which we hadn't until a month ago), it's a bit like a game of tag. Our official assignment reads:
BIG THING” is to raise
awareness of our work, or work in progress. We do that by answering ten
questions about it. We graciously thank the person who nominated us, and tag
four to six other authors whose work could very well be THE NEXT BIG THING. NEXT
And now, tag we're it!
What is the working title of your next book?
Pitch Green, set to come out
. We're also working to finish its sequel, Mojave
Green. March 16, 2013
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Ever since we were boys, around campfires or at late night gatherings, we have told a scary story that was sure to mesmerize and scare the socks off our listeners. Our children now delight in terrorizing their children with the same story. We took the seed of that tale, and turned it into Pitch Green, the 1st book in our Dimensions in Death Series.
What genre does your book fall under?
Young Adult Horror. Definitely scary.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
That is a hard question. Perhaps Hailee Steinfeld, who recently played Mattie Ross in True Grit, for our female protagonist. Not sure who would match her male counterpart. Gabrielle Anwar, from Burn Notice would do nicely for the FBI Agent who unknowingly helps them. For the two old FBI agents at the end of the book, Bruce Willis and Clint Eastwood.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Two teenagers try to discover why children in their little town keep disappearing, only to uncover an evil presence lurking in a old mansion that will kill them if they cannot discover its secrets.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Our book is being published by Jolly Fish Press.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About 3 or 4 months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Partly because grisly murders and threats of more stalk Bod, his main character, but mostly because we love Neil Gaiman's writing.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Andy and Berk attended the Backspace Writers Seminar in New York City, November 2010. We attended different subgroups, both of us hearing from many agents that they wanted YA Horror manuscripts. After the general session we found each other and said almost simultaneously, "We have a scary story to tell!" We wandered the streets and subways of New York City, talking plot and characters.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Pitch Green will keep you up all night reading it, and then still keep you up listening for that stinky something that is coming to eat you.
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Here are the fabulous authors we’ve tagged to tell you about their Next Big Thing!
They will be posting on 1/16/2013. Enjoy!
Adrienne Monson - http://www.facebook.com/l/
fAQFe5cYbAQH81eTD4WIQxZD4EbgdI fINdLV9Znbgjzfshw/tinyurl.com/ acvychx
Elsie Park - http://t.co/7hIP00i
Jenniffer Wardell - http://jennifferwardell.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-next-big-thing-beast-charming.html
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Here are some authors who are posting this week with us, also tagged by C. Michael McGannon.
Vicki M. Taylor – http://vickimtaylor.blogspot.com/
Pam Funke – http://thefourhorsemenseries.blogspot.com/
Berk & Andy