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THE NEXT BIG THING’ BLOG HOP
We are blog hopping our way through some new reads. This is an awesome way to be exposed to some wonderful authors that you might not have otherwise been exposed to. Be sure to follow our blog hop and be introduced to some exciting reads as well as works in progress. Below you will be able to learn a little about myself and some authors who I’ve had the privilege of working with. Be sure to check them all out. Sylvia Hubbard, Phette Ogburn, and LaCharmine Jefferson are all awesome authors that I am delighted to brag about!! Special thanks to Madeline Sloane for asking me to participate. Madeline Sloane has published several history books, she segued into fiction as an independent author. In addition to “Consequence,” her booklist includes “Distracted,” “East of Eaton” and “West Wind.” Her books are available in print and digital format at all major booksellers. Check Madeline out at http://www.madelinesloane.com/.
Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:
Q: What is the working title of your book?
A: Abandoned Property
Q: Where did the idea come from for the book?
A: I came up with an idea to do a series of books that would consist of titles that reflect real estate terms. These were titles that most of us could relate to in one way or another. The concept was to follow the lives of a group of people who would go through issues that reflect life as it is for many of us today. Stay tuned for future works in the Eviction Chronicles as it’ll all tie in together.
Q: What genre does your book fall under?
A: Lesbian Fiction
Q: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
A: The Role of Kori Maitland would go to True Blood’s Rutina Wesley. Thandie Newton would act as Layla Bradford. Shawntae Harris ‘Da Brat’ would play Jay Winters. Nelsan Ellis of ‘True Blood’ would play Darius, Tasha Smith of Tyler Perry’s ‘Why did I get married’ would play Caren. Kerry Washington would play CoCo, and Carmen Ejogo of Sparkle would play Carina.
Q: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A: Abandoned and left to deal with their broken lives as if they were whole; Kori, Layla, Jay, and Darius continually destroy relationships and themselves because they never knew their worth.
Q: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Q: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A: Abandoned Property is still a work in progress. The intricacy of the characters will differ from the appetizer that I gave in the first book in the Eviction Chronicles called 30 Day Notice. This book will give a lot more substance to the characters and should be completed by the beginning of the year 2013.
Q: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
A: I am not sure that Abandoned Property could be compared to any other book in my genre. Once again I’ve gone through extreme lengths to make sure that there is something for every one to not only relate to, but to also look inside themselves.
Q: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
A: The Characters in the first book were an inspiration, but mainly the readers. I wanted to give them something deeper; a deeper look into the lives of the characters from 30 Day Notice and an even deeper message within the pages of Abandoned Property.
Q: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A: 30 Day Notice was the appetizer. All I can say is get ready for the entrée. Abandoned Property is like the meal that you’ve been waiting for.
Something you’ve been craving but wasn’t quite sure that you have room for but you’re going to eat it anyway because it’s just too good to pass up.
Here’s a list of my tagged blog hop authors for next week. Check out their blogs next Wednesday, October 31st, to read about their WIPs and New Releases:
Sylvia Hubbard: Sylvia Hubbard, a Native Detroiter, romance suspense author started independently publishing her work in 2000. An avid writer & reader, in the same year she started Motown Writers Network, an organization geared to connecting Michigan’s Literary Network and increasing literacy in Metro Detroit. Always grateful for her fans for her success as a top AA erotic author on Google and one of her books reaching #2 Bestsellers in Erotica on Amazon in 2012, she’s a constant work in progress as she completes her 32nd novel by the end of the year.
Phette Ogburn: is a wife, mother, and confidant who enjoys writing about real life issues that provoke thought and awareness. She’s a member of the Motown Writers Network and co-facilitator of the Motown Book Club. She published a book of short stories August 2011 and, her first novel, Innocence, GA, is due out December 2012. Her movie, Sext Messaging, started production June 2012 and the short film, The ID, is slated for production late November 2012 ~both are adaptations from her book It Can Happen To You.
L.A. Jefferson: L.A. Jefferson is a natural hair enthusiast & blogger as well as a women’s contemporary fiction author. She’s active in the writing community as a member in Motown Writers Network and an adult literacy tutor.