How it works is, I answer ten questions about my current WIP or release and then tag five other writers to do the same in the following week.
Here are my answers and the writers I've chosen to tell you about their novels are:
Anna Campbell, Annie Seaton, Ann B Harrison, Jenn J McLeod and Natalie Moress
Well, now that the five have been announced, here are the questions:
What is the title of your current book?
White Ginger, released 7th January 2013!
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It might sound corny but my husband was in Nepal (again) and I was missing him so much that the idea of soul mates finding one another in a tropical paradise (as opposed to a snowstorm!) became my debut novel.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Keanu Reeves and Drew Barrymore
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Arne finds his soul mate in Amelie, but his battle against a big developer threatens more than just their community—it endangers their love and their lives.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
White Ginger is contracted by Lyrical Press
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Most of the first draft was written in the five weeks my husband was away, then polished and repolished over the next two months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Difficult to answer; while this is a contemporary story, it has suspense elements too.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I love the grand Broadway musicals that incorporate themes such as racism; South Pacific was the first musical I ever directed so I chose Kauai (remember Bali Hai?) as my setting then used my idea of soul mates meeting in a similar paradise.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
Find out my biggest phobia—I gave it to Amelie, my heroine. She has to overcome it to keep Arne (Keanu) safe! I think love can inspire us to do amazing things.