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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Next Big Thing: Authors Tagging Authors!


I have been asked to take part in The Next Big Thing: Authors Tagging Authors!
I’ve been tagged by Iain Parke (www.facebook.com/iain.parke?fref=ts), Author of Heavy Duty People (http://amzn.to/WsvfPM).

What was the working title of your book?
Actually my latest, Second Time Around, was just released in early November 2012. So that’s the book I’d like to talk about, if that’s OK.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I started thinking about how it used to be required for women to wear hats for all occasions and thought writing about a woman and using a particular hat associated with important events in her life might make an interesting story. I even did internet research and collected a variety of hat images to inspire the plot.
But then the story morphed to be about a recently-widowed mature business woman who is suddenly confronted with a man she believes is her first love. Except…he was supposedly killed on his way to propose to her twenty-eight years previously. The story is a romantic/suspense set in Dallas, Texas with the action taking part in the 50s & 70s.

What genre does your book fall under?
I call it a romantic/suspense but it could also fit under the category of women’s fiction. I asked my publisher to catalog it as ‘silver romance’ but she said there wasn’t any such genre.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I think Susan Sarandon would make a marvelous Dolly Summers and her love interest could easily be filled by Harrison Ford.

To keep the chain going, I’ve tagged five authors so we can all learn and be inspired by each other. They have to answer the questions and pass it on.

Carmen Peone – author of  Heart of Courage http://www.goodreads.com/ Heart_of_Courage
R. Grey Hoover – author of  Kicker http://amzn.to/SpCmbI
Conrad Guest – author of The Cobb Legacy http://amzn.to/S97cFV
Peter Watson Jenkins – author of  How I Died (and what I did next) http://amzn.to/TZPySo
Carol Carroll – author of  Inconclusive Death http://amzn.to/WswmPn

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