Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Meme Me

It's time for a little fun. My friend Nicole Petrino-Salter tagged me for a blog meme. Whoo-hoo! It's nice to be recognized and invited to play. So here it goes.

"The Next Big Thing"
1. What is the title of your next book/work?
My next book is my current book - Darkness Under The Moonlight. I've finished the first draft, but it's under revision so it's not quite done and still "next" in my mind. I did just have a cool idea for a sci-fi/medical thriller, but it is definitely in the gestational stage.

2. Where did the idea come from for the book/work?

My sick mind? I'm not sure what I was doing, but I had the picture of a body floating in the ocean, discovered by a fisherman hitting it with his boat. Who was the victim? Why did he die?

3. What genre does your book/work fall under?
Mystery/Suspense/Thriller. I guess there are differences - I'm trying to figure out where it fits exactly. 

Camilla's ready to go.
4. What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Jenna Dawson - I need an athletic person for the role. Right now I'm thinking Camilla Luddington or Alex Schlereth.

Derek Stephens - I'm not sure on this one. Perhaps Armie Hammer, just a little less on the leading man looks.

5. What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A medical student travels to Thailand to discover the mystery behind the death of her missionary brother.

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

I'm going to shoot for an agency. If it gets good feedback but the market isn't favorable, I would consider self-publishing.

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

*cough*Seven years, next question*cough*

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

I'd love to be compared to Davis Bunn's Rare Earth due to the exotic local and human element. If I could approach his level of writing skill, all the better.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I had recently gotten back into the hobby of creative writing and I had the images that were the genesis of the story. I fiddled around with it until I hit on the theme of human trafficking. With that issue at the heart, even though I got discouraged at times, I knew it was something important to finish.  

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

I'm trying to blend international intrigue, medical suspense, and a heart-grabbing current issue into something readers will enjoy.

Now I'm tagging John Otte, Emileigh Latham, and Morgan Busse, to play. Okay?


  1. How exciting! I love all your answers! And your book sounds SO intriguing! I found your answer to #2 very interesting, made me not feel so alone in my sickness. :D

    Thank you for tagging me. I am thrilled!

  2. Great answers, Jason. And I can see the comparison with Rare Earth from the international intrigue approach to a very serious and now upfront issue. Hope you get your editing done soon to take advantage of the attention this worthy topic is getting. And I love your one sentence synopsis. Perfect.