Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Next Big Thing

            Ages ago, Shawna Romkey tagged me in her post about her novel about fallen angels, Speak of the Devil. Before you check out a tidbit about my next book, check out Shawna’s latest here.

            The Next Big Thing is an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at an author’s work in progress. It’s also a chance for me to taunt some of my fellow authors into sharing a bit of their works in progress as well!

What is the working title of your book?

Free Spirit

Where did the idea come from for the book?

The idea for this book builds off the end of the first book, Magick Charm. I wanted to allow the quirky twin, Rachel, to try a new job, that of a paranormal investigator.

What genre does your book fall under?
It’s a light paranormal romance with a humorous twist.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I honestly have no idea! I would be so blown away if anyone ever wanted to make a movie out of anything I had ever written, I wouldn't care who they cast!

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Paranormal investigator Rachel discovers ghosts are not only real, but they can put a serious crimp into her romantic prospects.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

My publisher is Crescent Moon Press.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I wrote most of Free Spirit during NaNoWriMo, which is a challenge to write 50,000 words in a month. It took a couple more months to finish the first draft, so maybe about three in all.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Any paranormal fiction that doesn’t take itself too seriously! I try to write a light romance with quirky, funny characters.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The fans! I was so pleased that people who read Magick Charm have been asking for another glimpse at my characters’ lives.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Anyone who read Magick Charm knows Rachel has the worst taste in men! I had a great time matching her up with the right guy this time, and I hope the readers enjoy it too. Also, you’ll hear more from Jacqueline, Megan, Pete, Ted, and the musicians from Cajun Fried Steak.

I’m tagging the following authors to share some of their wip with us.
I’ve got to tag my husband, John Marani, and my friends Amy Turner and Samantha Harvey!


  1. Your premise sounds really interesting! Just popping in from the A-Z and I'm always happy to *meet* another paranormal lover.

  2. I'm a new follower from the A to Z challenge. Nice to meet you! :)

  3. What a fun idea! New follower from the A-Z Challenge!

  4. Oh, the taunting and gauntlet throwing. LE SIGH. Hm. Now I have to figure out which snippet.... WAIT A MINUTE. You didn't actually share a snippet!!!!!!! I CALL FOUL! :-)

  5. I can't wait for the book to be published! :)
    - Heather The Evil Twin with Love from the A to Z Challenge @thewinetwins.blogspot.com