Saturday, April 6, 2013


*clears throat*


Nope, I got nothing. BUT I'm back now! And... yeah, Atticus, man, you and I need to just make a planned date and just... I dunno, feel free to torture me relentlessly until I finally am able to interview you and put you up on my blog. I apologize profusely. Love you?

ANYWHO, hi guys! I've been AWOL but it's all good 'cause I got tagged and you KNOW how much I love talking about myself, and so here it is! Getting to Know You, part three thousand, two hundred, ninety-six!

((PS. I was tagged by Avonlea, my very good friend from our SHIFT adventures. XD ))

((PPS. This is for The Lucky One trilogy, which I am hard at work on. I'm focusing on this rather than Death and Other Things I Fail At because I've stared at that one too long and Lucky's feeling neglect (even though I write him allll the time in SHIFT. *eyeroll*).))

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:

What is your working title of your book (or story)? The Lucky One, The Last Seraphim, and The Phoenix Rider
Where did the idea come from for the book? It wasn't supposed to be about angels and demons at all. At first it was just about a boy who had like really bad luck and fell in love with the guardian angel who saved his life many a time. But then I was like, "What if the angel was a demon? What if the boy was more important than just being unlucky? And wouldn't it be hilarious if his name was actually Lucky?" And you know, with these questions, it sort of evolved from there.
What genre does your book fall under? Erm... good question. I think it's light YA Urban Fantasy, with elements of Supernatural and Humor. And the second and third books could be darker YA  Urban Fantasy with the same elements. It has a lot of different supernatural creatures in it that could be classified as Fantasy or Supernatural or Paranormal and it's hard to find a place where they all belong. :P
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Luke Anthony Freeman AKA "Lucky" - Jake Abel OR Justin Hartley. I'm leaning towards the latter, although he looks a bit older (I know, it's weird, just bear with me here) because his hair is perfect. XD

Ava Jean Rafferty - Galen Hooks. You guys don't know her, unless you watched the Ne-Yo videos for "One in a Million" and "Beautiful Monster" from his album Libra Scale. Soon as I saw her I knew she'd be perfect for Ava-- drop dead exotic beauty that didn't even seem real, an attitude that totally matched my character's, and an air of superiority that just screamed "succubus." 

Dominic Henry Williams AKA "Dom" - Lee Thompson Young. Another person I found perfect to play one of my characters. He's old now, but still. Slap some glasses on him and he's the perfect Dom! XD

Tyrone Brock AKA "Brock" - Houston MacPherson Had a tougher time with this one. I didn't have a set image of him in mind, and I didn't want to be mean with googling "Old ugly actors" so I settled for "Actors over 50" and got this. Heh. Sorry Houston?

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Lucky Freeman was never normal, and that was before he learned he's a half-angel, half-demon hybrid with a destiny to save all of mankind... and the Supernaturals who hide from it.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? An agency I hope! I have a friend who self-published though, and she's very successful. If all else fails at least I have a template to follow, right?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? One month. Yeaaaaah. NaNoWriMo writing. Lots of fun. I'm on the second draft now and it's slightly less terrible? I think? *cringes*
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Oh gosh. It's like a cross between Percy Jackson (Rick Riordan (but who doesn't know that?)), and Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Lish McBride), and The Gatekeepers (Anthony Horowitz)... and maybe even elements from the TV series Supernatural. Yeah. It's a jumbled mess. XD
Who or what inspired you to write this book? I really loved the climax to Lish McBride's Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. I wanted something similar and literally built an entire series around that one scene. Haha it was crazy and when I first wrote it I literally had no idea what I was doing, but I wrote it and it's there and I'm really very proud of it... even though it's terrible.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Well if you think angels are good and demons are bad, you're in for a shock. The story is really just an old fashioned adventure, with cliches you'll see coming and plot twists you don't, in the spirit of YA in every aspect except, you know, the gross kinds. It's a ride, for sure, but hey-- Meg Cabot liked it! And no, I will never let that go. :P

TA-DAAAAA, I do love me some interviews. XD There you go, my novel in a nutshell! You can find the cover and a few chapters of it when you click on the "Connect" button on my blog page, and then click on "My Books". Enjoy loves! Be back soon... hopefully with Atticus in tow. XD

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