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!