Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I've been tagged in the Next Big Thing blog hop and have to answer a few questions or my ears will drop off and I'll catch the plague. Eeek. I'm supposed to nominate - ie force, torture, threaten - another five writers to take part but I've already asked those before who I know won't beat me to a pulp so I'm going to risk the wrath of khan or whatever and just answer the questions. Oh and suggest you try out the books of a couple of friends of mine if you haven't already done so.

1) What is the working title of your next book?
With or Without him - it really is a working title - I have no idea what to call it. Actually, it's on my laptop under Saying No. I might not settle on the name for months.

2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
A dream about a guy in a room, sitting on a window sill looking out onto a city. Er - he was naked.

3) What genre does your book fall under?

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

This is Gaspard Ulliel. He would be Tyler. He's always one of my heroes! 
This shot of Robbie Williams is a good representation of Haris.

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Think Pretty Woman but it's Pretty Man.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Not self pubbed.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
Still working on it. Started about two months ago and I've written a third.

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Don't know of any.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
A deep interest in damaged guys and their interactions.

10) What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
I pose the question of how far would you go to get what you want. If the price is right, is there anything you won't do?

My writer pals - Dawn and Arlene have been my friends for several years. We started out on the publishing trail together and we've all found homes for our stories. We've supported each other through the depressing times, when we had rejections or tough reviews and we've celebrated the acceptances and the reviews that made us cry with joy. We have our strengths and weaknesses and have been a perfect balance for each other over the years. Laurie Green is the other member of our pack and now she has an agent, we're expecting great things from her. Laurie has been as supportive as it is possible for anyone to be and I can't wait to see her sci fi romances out there for everyone to enjoy.


Fred said...

Sounds like a cool premise. Funny that I've never seen a naked guy in any of my dreams. So much for the theory that the sleeper has no control over the dreams that come to him.

Barbara Elsborg said...

ha ha!!!

Arlene said...

With or Without Him. I like it and I love the pictures. The only reason my stories are out there is thanks to you, your friendship and love, and it's been more than a few years, my friend.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Hugs, Arlene!!!!