No, I wasn’t officially tagged in the interview game of The Next Big Thing as seen recently on Miss Snark’s First Victim http://misssnarksfirstvictim.blogspot.com/ (although that would have totally rocked my world!), but I have decided to play the game here on my own blog for nothing more than pure fun. And it is my blog, after all:)
I want to add that I adore Miss Snark’s blog, a blog for aspiring authors. I’ve learned a lot by participating in the monthly contests & actually won a round back in January to have my work critiqued by Literary Agent Stephen Barr. (He’s been backed up apparently & I haven’t actually gotten anything back from him yet, but I have been diligently practicing my writing all this year in anticipation!)
Anyhow, here are some of the Q’s & A’s:
Q. What is the working title of your book?
A. MISERY LOVES COMPANY
Q. Where did the idea for the book come from?
A. As a child, my family would drive by this old yellow school bus parked in the woods on our way to camp each weekend in the summer. I used to wonder about the children that I saw playing in the yard. It was somewhat haunting and I’ve never forgotten it.
Q. What Genre does the book fall under?
A. General Fiction
Q. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
A. (laughter!) Jodie Foster as adult Cotton Sparrow & Dakota Fanning as child Cotton. Rocky, Cotton’s sister, could be played by Sandra Bullock perhaps. Josh Lucas would be a perfect David.
Q. What is a 1 sentence synopsis for your book?
A. When tragic events and lean times force ten year old Cotton Sparrow and her family to take up residence in an old abandoned school bus in the remote town of Promise, Maine, she learns first-hand about poverty, hunger and hopelessness.
Q. Who or what inspired you to write this story?
A. My own childhood.
Q. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A. The story touches on domestic issues that are often kept hidden, as in my own home life while growing up.
Q. When do you expect to have the book completed?
A. My goal is to have Misery Loves Company completed, multiple revisions & edits, by year end 2012.