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Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday's Fractured Features- The Next Big Thing Blog Chain...

Heidi L Kleinman Murphy has chained me to this The Next Big Thing Blog Chain. Heidi L Kleinman Murphy is the author of  Small Deceptions

To see her link go to: http://www.murph4slaw.blogspot.com/
By joining this blog chain I get to answer a few questions about my WIP (work in progress) and generate a little excitement for my work before it's out.  :O)  So here we go to my answered questions:
*My work In Progress is titled: Just Another Player
*Where did you get the idea for your book?
Strange that is... I was sitting at my kitchen window staring off into space when this idea came to me. It kept niggling my brain until I finally decided that I should write it down. It has since developed into a two part Suspense/Thriller novel that's quite different from the original romance it started out to be.
*What's the genre of your book?
Just Another Player is a Suspense/Thriller with a touch of Romance weaving through the pages.
*Which actors would you choose to play your characters in the movie?

..Suzanna Delrio - Natalie Portman (although she's taller than my character. Humm, I might have to fix that.)
..Dielan Delrio - Well of course this has to be Matthew McConaughey
..Tony Delrio - Daniel Craig
..Kabe Hampton - Pierce Brosnan

..The Great One - Joe Manganiello

..Lexis Bennett - (Suzanna's sister) - Scarlett Johansson
..Marnie Hyatt - (Suzanna's bff) - Jennifer Aniston
*My elevator pitch:
Thirty-one year old Suzanna Delrio witnessed the burning and subsequent death of her husband. She now fears her children will be left orphans when a stalker begins terrorizing her.
*Will your book be represented by a publisher or self-published?
I'm going to pitch it to publishers.
*How long did it take you to write the first draft?
You really don't want to ask that question. It's been on the drawing board it seems like FOREVER! Yes, years.
*What other books compare to yours in your genre?
Authors/Books that come to mind are:
.Clair M. Poulson - all his works
.Traci Hunter Abramson - all her works
.Lisa Jackson - although my language/scene is not so graphic.
.Stephanie Black
.John Grisham
My novel is a mixture of them.
*Who or what inspired your book?
The first real book I remember reading was Kidnapped - The Lindbergh Case - that was an on the edge of your seat story! I read it for English class in school many thousands of years ago.
*What else about this book might pique a reader's interest?
I wanted to write a story about a woman's struggles in life and an addiction that seems to consume her after the death of her husband. The human element of her life with family and friends and what her addiction leads to and how she deals with it; all at the same time she's being stalked and harassed by some unknown evil person. But it also has a touch of humor and love interests, along with the bond of an unfailing friend. This is a down to earth thriller with no dirty/foul scenes or bad language in it - which I hope will be well received and liked.
*Now to fling the link out to someone else. How about:
Chas Hathaway?Tina Scott?Jennifer Brown Bennett?
Heather Horrocks Author?

Come on Down and join the Next Big Thing Blog Chain... .
If you want to join us, just and then you find 3 or so other writers who want to chain in and add their links to your blog. The questions that you answer on your blog about your WIP are on my blog.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday's Musings...

So today I spent the whole morning trying to get signed up for the ANWA Conference coming up in February... I was ready to throw my computer out the window because I thought it was the user (me) that was the problem. Luckily I found that's not so...
Problem was fixed and after literally hours I have finally gotten myself signed up; motel room reserved; AND the amazing thing is that I have gotten brave and signed up for a pitch session as well. Whew!
Now I say whew because I've never had the courage to sign up to do a pitch of my work before and its a scary thought. In the process of the whole thing I hope I don't do something stupid while trying to pitch my book. Yikes, I'm going to have to go around stopping everyone I know and everyone I don't know and pitching my book to them so I get a little practice and don't make an idiot of myself when it really matters... Well at least I have a few months to syke myself into it...  :O)
Wish me luck everyone!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wacky Wednesday...

A Book Review...
Wacky Wednesday by Theo. LeSieg
Ha today is Wacky Wednesday for sure
And I want to share with you my lure.
So what started this silly post,
For me to Wacky Wednesday host?
I had a granddaughter who liked me to read
For learning n knowing she had a great need.
So children's books we bought by the score
And reading them to her wasn't a chore.
One of our favorite books to read over again-
One that brought giggles and a great big grin;
It's Wacky Wednesday by Theo. LeSieg
Where wackiness reigns throughout the gig.
This book written in nineteen-seventy-four
Of it, all of my grand-kids truly adore.
Now it starts with a shoe on the wall,
A shoe that shouldn't be there at all.
And sends you on a fun hunt for the age
For the wacky things hidden in the page.
Then you look for six things that are wrong
Out the school door ten things more join the throng.
It's a fun way for children to learn
As they count the hidden things by turn
Now if you have never read this book
I highly recommend you go get hooked!

I say Wacky Wednesday is as fun for parent as it is for child!
It gets five stars from me!  *****
~Joyce P. Smith

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday's Musings - on Tuesday...

Here are a few pictures I took a few weeks ago that I think go along with this month's theme.  :O)
Eerie looking things -

Papago Park, AZ - March 17, 2012

Witch's Hair tree. Cottonwood, AZ - Sept 15, 2012

Goblin tree - at Montezuma Castle National Park, AZ- Sept. 16, 2012

Witch's best friend. Cottonwood, AZ - Sept 15, 2012

Witch's Moon! - Maricopa, AZ - Sept 27, 2012
Hope you enjoyed the pics. Have a great goblin Month!  :O}