Week 14: The Next Big Thing

I was lucky enough to be invited along on The Next Big Thing blog hop for Week 14. Its my first blog hop so please bear with me!  That aside I hope you enjoy your time here! Don’t forget to hop along to next weeks blogs! Who knows one of us may be the Next Big Thing!

What is the working title of your book?

Sacrifice of Innocence is book one in my detective series, book two (release set for 2013) is Dragon Twins.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I have always been fascinated with cults and their ability to operate under the noses of the general public for a long time before they are found out. Also another thing that I find interesting is whenever a new serial killer emerges, we as a society tend to try and place a reason on why this person behaves the way that they do. One of the things that seems to crop up is the notion that serial killers must belong to satanic cults and practice sacrificial rituals. Most of the time there is no evidence that the serial killers ever participated in any cults satanic or otherwise and these persons are merely deviants of one form or another

This book however is an entirely different scenario but does incorporate and play on the two ideas.

What genre does your book fall under?

I write suspense thriller novels mainly but I have toyed with other genres for fun but nothing serious!

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

Ooo! This one is tough! I am not sure who I would want in there as my characters to be honest. Maybe Liam Neeson for my main character Stan, based solely on his previous performances of a man on a mission.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A cult has been killing children for its rituals and only one cop knows who they are.

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

I started out looking for an agent knowing that a lot of the bigger publishing houses require an author to be represented. I was still looking into finding an agent when I was referred to the publishing house I signed with last December for Sacrifice of Innocence.

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

It took just under a year for Sacrifice of Innocence to be written and about two years to write Dragon Twins. 

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

The Alex Cross by the wonderful James Patterson. Each book has its own plot to solve, but there are threads that tie the entire series together.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My best friend once asked me what one thing I had wanted to do as a child but hadn’t accomplished. That was almost 7 years ago and I am still writing away because of her.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

The constant struggle of good and evil is what gives me the inspiration to write the stories I do. I think we all need that hope that there is justice for the victims of the crimes we read about in the news every day.

Thats it for me folks! Dont forget to hop over to Week 15’s Bloggers & Their Blogs! :

David Cleinman: http://davidcleinman.com/writings/

Danielle Blanchard: http://thebeautifulpeopleawritersjourney.blogspot.com

Katina Ferguson: www.katinaferguson.com

Randy Attwood: www.randyattwood.blogspot.com

Tee Baggins: www.fiftyshadesofgay.wordpress.com

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