Sunday, 6 January 2013

Visual Dare 1: Between

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We’ll Fall

Her wings are granite. Her eyes are white. She’s wrinkled with cracks. Her toe is missing. 

I’ll catch her when she falls. When the mortar cracks and she tumbles, I’ll catch her and we’ll fall together. We’ll smash on the sidewalk and cheer like scattering coins.

She is beautiful.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Blog Hoppin'

Hey everyone! My friend and fellow author  Julianne Snow tagged me for a blog hop. And when you're tagged, you must respond! Although some of these questions are directed toward a WIP, I've decided to shed a little more light on my book Gasher Creek. Here are the questions and answers:

1. What is the working title of your book? 
- Gasher Creek.

2. Where did the idea come from for the book? 
- To be honest, I'm not sure. I wanted to write a book about loneliness, and thought a western would be a good setting for that. Gasher ended up turning into a book about guilt, but I still think the genre fits.

3. What genre does your book fall under?
- Western, although there are both mystery and paranormal elements to it.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? 
- I think Andrew Lincoln from The Walking Dead would do well as Sheriff Tracker. Jack is a little more difficult. He's a very enigmatic character. Not sure.

5. What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book? 
- Geez, that's a tough one. Boy thinks he's a murderer, boy runs away, boy can't outrun his past?

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? 
- Self-published. This was a very difficult decision but I'm glad I did it.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
- I'm thinking three or four months. It was quite a long time ago now.

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your own genre?
- Honestly not sure. I'm not a big western reader. This story just wanted to be a western. Elmer Kelton and Elmore Leonard are fantastic western writers though. Same with Richard Matheson.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book? 
- It just sorta popped in my head.

10. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest? 
- The most common comment I've been getting is "I'm not a western fan, but I like it." Not being a big western reader myself, I don't think I wrote a western in the traditional sense. Gasher Creek's skin is a western, but there's so much more beneath. It's a drama about guilt, it's a mystery, and it's a paranormal thriller.

TAGGED: The amazing and awesome Thea Gregory . She'll be posting her answers on the 9th of January. Thanks for reading everyone!