Monday Blog Post: Working, Working

Orange, Flowers, Hike, Arizona

Orange flowers from a recent hike.

It’s hot! Well, it is Arizona. Temperature today is 95 degrees. Hope the weather in your area is wonderful.

In the events calendar, I’m being interviewed by January Jones on her web radio broadcast. The Station is W4CY on Talk4 Media, , . The interview is June 22nd, 5pm Eastern and 2pm Arizona time. I’d love it if you could tune in.

It’s 40 days until the first ever Payson Book Festival. We’ll have authors speaking, authors signing their books, music, live radio broadcast, entertainment, workshops and food. Make plans now to come up to Rim Country and enjoy the festival.

I’ll be closing down You’ll notice at the top of the web page the notice. Please do transfer over to the website. I’d hate to lose you all.

Mystery at the Fair edits are in progress. Actually, it’s a re-write. I’m cutting chapters, re-writing and hopefully strengthening the story all for your enjoyment. I’m still shooting for an early July release.

In the garden I have my tomatoes and pepper plants. I still need to go and get some zucchini and yellow squash and maybe a couple other things. The heat is making the whole garden grow like crazy.

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Lost Rainbows released January 25th! I’m pretty excited about it. You can buy it and my other books at: Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or Smashwords today! If you’ve read any of my books, please drop a review on the site where you bought it. It’s a big help to me in the book rankings each vendor uses to promote their books. Thanks in advance.

The Next Big Thing – 10 Interview Questions

One of my writing sisters, Arlene Hittle, asked me to take part in a chain blog called the “next big thing” where I answer 10 questions about my Work In Progress (WIP) and tag 5 other authors to participate in the week following.

At first I didn’t think I could answer those questions.  But I took my time and gave them all some thought and these are my answers.

Also, I couldn’t hold it to just 5 other authors.  Some of the below addresses participated in the exercise, some did not.  However, I think you’ll enjoy all of their blogs.

Connie Cockrell

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:

What is your working title of your book?

It’s currently called TriPoint Station.  That’s too overused so I’ll have to come up with something better later.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I pulled a prompt from a writers’ web site I belong to, Forward Motion.  It was a random pull and the idea just clicked for me.

What genre does your book fall under?

Mine is SciFi but the idea could have been anything: SteamPunk, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, I just went with SciFi.

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

I haven’t written the novel yet so it’s kind of hard to say.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Caught in a TriPoint Station criminal feud while on 24 hour leave, Jolene Harris must free herself from the entanglement and sign onto her new ship on time.

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

I have self-published a book but haven’t yet tried sending a novel out to an agency.  It’s a toss-up really.

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

I expect to get it done in 30 days, during the National Novel Writing Month, November 2012.

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

Just off the top of my head perhaps, C.J. Cherryh’s Chanur Series.  Not that I write as well as C.J. Cherryh, but the story is about people who are minding their own business then get sucked into serious trouble through no real fault of their own.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I haven’t been writing long, so it’s hard to tell.  I’ve always wanted to write a book and now I have one on, one in draft and now, the one I’m writing.

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

It’s about an innocent, caught up in things she never viscerally understood.  It’s always one thing to read about it on the news or hear about it in a classroom.  It becomes more real when it’s happening to you.

Other Blogs:  Arlene, as well as several others asked me to do this interview.  Some of the rest are below.