The Next Big Thing

So, my lovely Crescent Moon Press sister JR Tague tagged me in a post about her YA Zombie/Paranormal novel “Leveling Up.” The idea of this blog meme is to get a sneak peak of “The Next Big Thing.” At the bottom, I’ll be tagging more authors. If you follow along, you might discover a best seller before it’s released!

What is the title of your book?

January Black

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I had a still frame image…a boy in an overgrown garden, looking at the stars. At the time, it was October and NaNoWriMo was about to start. The economy had been a hot mess for a solid year. And I had just purchased Dream Theater’s “Dark Clouds and Silver Linings.” That’s about all I can say without giving something away.

What genre does your book fall under?

Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Iris is Taylor Swift, and Hadrian is Ryan Reynolds.

Matty…I have no idea. Jesse Eisenberg maybe.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A deceptively simple question puts a young genius on a collision course with a deadly law.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

JB is under contract with Crescent Moon Press, slated tentatively for release in January. (Wouldn’t that be awesome if it makes the date?)

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript.

Five months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Across the Universe, by Beth Revis (maybe?)

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Would you believe it was the 2008 financial collapse? I know it’s not a fun answer, but…*shrug*

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

There was a bit in JB about a janitor with a 192 IQ who somehow felt that mopping the floor at a county courthouse was the best use of his time. Sadly, the story ran long, so it got cut.

Now, to tag in people. How about…?

Happy Friday!

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