I’ve had the pleasure of being tagged for “The Next Big Thing” Blog tour by a good friend and talented fellow author, Anne Parent.
She is working on an exciting project, so be sure to click on her name (the link back to her website) to see her Next Big Thing post after reading mine. Here is my latest release.
Ten Interview Questions for “The Next Big Thing”:
What is the title of your next book? For the Love of David
Where did the idea come from for the book? The plot was inspired by a story I heard on the radio years ago in which a woman found a newborn in a bag outside the bank where she worked. She, of course, turned it over to the authorities. But I couldn't help wondering: what if?
What genre does your book fall under? Women’s fiction.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? This was really difficult for me to come up with since I'm not a big movie person. Libby—Anne Hathaway, Marissa—Dakota Fanning, Jeff—James Marsden.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? A college student abandons her baby then steals it from the woman who rescued it.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? For the Love of David is published by Storyteller Publishing.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? A year.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. They all concern a crisis revolving around a pregnancy or a child.
Who or What inspired you to write this book? This book was inspired by babies and the changes they bring. My youngest was a newborn when I started the first rough draft. Whether planned or a surprise, whether wanted or not, a baby changes everything. Children teach us so many things. David causes Marissa and Libby to learn a lot about themselves.
What else about your book might pique the reader interest? Fun facts to know and tell… The cover art was done by the author’s daughter-in-law, Jamie Bradley, the baby on the cover is the author’s great niece, Lainey Bradley, and the footprints are the author’s newborn prints. Other than that, I’m hoping the back of the book blurb will hook readers.
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