Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Next Big Thing

Christine Pope tagged me for the interview meme "The Next Big Thing" which I'm happily participating in. Below are my answers to the meme questions. I hope you like them.

1) What is the working title of your current/next book?
Dragon Prey.

2) Where did the idea come from? 
Dragon Prey is the sequel to Unicorn Bait. I’d originally written Unicorn Bait to be a stand-alone novel, but readers had so many great follow-up questions that it inspired a sequel. 

3) What genre does your book fall under?
Fantasy, but it also has humur and romance.

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Ooh, I’m terrible at this. I don’t know. A young Meg Ryan for Naomi? I think she’d have the perfect mix of comic timing and physicality to work, and she could dye her hair brown like In the Cut. Jason Momoa for Tavik. I really liked him as Conan. Betty White could be Granny easy. Imelda Staunton for Yula. And Mr. Squibbles would be pure CGI with a distorted voice to make him sound like a mouse speaking. How weird is this cast?

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  
The real Lady Naomi comes to claim Tavik, and a dragon inadvertently helps her do it.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? 
Self-published like all of the others.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft?  
For over a year now. I’m almost done with the first draft.

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  
Terry Pratchett maybe, though his work is far superior.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?  
The fans are literally the only reason this book is being written. I had firmly told myself Unicorn Bait would be a STAND-ALONE novel and was pretty set on that, but the fans thought otherwise. Which is awesome. I’m really surprised I came up with the sequel to this story.

10) What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
A lot of stuff is returning in this book and being expanded. Naomi has to go through a hell of an ordeal in this one. Many of the questions readers had at the end of Unicorn Bait are answered, such as where did that first unicorn horn come from? 

Now, I'm supposed to tag 5 people, but I'm never any good at that. If you'd like to take part, leave a comment and I'll add your link here. Your post is supposed to go up Jan. 2nd, though I'm no stickler for this so if you're a little late to the party, it's fine. 

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

I always pictured Tom Hardy as Tavik. :) Can't wait for the sequel!

Destiny said...

I absolutley LOVED this book!!!! I am waiting for the seaqule!!! Would have live a bit more naughtiness but- oh well! Thank you so much for the hard work! I am recommending this boom to everyone.

Thanks again-
DESTINY HANEY

Destiny said...

Eh- please forgive the kindle sized keyboard typos?

S.A. Hunter said...

Anon,
Tom Hardy does look like a good candidate. :-)

Destiny,
I know what you mean about the naughtiness. I somehow wrote what was supposed to be a tawdry romance without any sex. I blame the unicorns.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi!!
I'm looking forward to reading Dragon prey, and now have to search up a lot of those actors you listed (except Betty White of course!) also, I want to start making a blog with a random book I am trying to write (I'm on a second draft, the 1st sounds like a 4 year old wrote it) and I would adore some advice! THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF BOOKS!!!!!

from, an eager reader, Kelly

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Kelly,

If you want to start a blog, it's super easy. My blog is hosted on Blogger, but your other choices are Wordpress and Livejournal. I know a lot of people swear by Wordpress, but I've always found Blogger to be pretty easy to use and have stuck with it. None of them require you to pay anything for set up. All I pay for with the blog is the domain name - sahunter.net - It's only $10 a year. You might look at webfictionguide.com for examples of stories being posted online and how they're doing it to see if there's a model you like. Thanks!