Monday, September 3, 2012

The Next Best Thing

Since this Wednesday is set aside for the IWSG,
I thought I’d post a little light fluff for today.

I was tagged in The Next Best Thing!   How cool…thanks, Amy!  Okay, here goes…

What is the working title of your book?
The Mistaken

Where did the idea come from for the book?
From song lyrics—30 Seconds To Mars’ Hurricane.

What genre does your book fall under?
Adult psychological thriller

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
When I wrote the book, I had Andy Whitfield in mind for my male protag, Tyler Karras.  Alas, Andy has since passed from cancer, but I still can’t picture anyone else.  RIP Andy.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Vengeance tastes sweet the day Tyler Karras pledges his wife's killer to sex-traffickers in San Francisco's Russian Mafia, but when he mistakenly targets the wrong woman and jeopardizes the deal to secure his brother’s freedom, Tyler’s forced to protect them all from the very enemy he's unleashed. 

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be traditionally published by Sapphire Star Publishing and released on October 18th.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Including the outline, 3 months.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Hurricane’s lyrics—“Tell me, would you kill to save a life?  Would you kill to prove you’re right?” made me wonder what could drive a decent man toward violence.  And from that, The Mistaken was borne.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
From my CP, Lisa Regan:  “The Mistaken’s protagonist goes on a pretty despicable downward spiral, and the reader is with him from high to low to high again.  The book questions how far decent human beings are willing to go in the name of revenge and how to put one’s life back together after horrible tragedy.  It asks questions about forgiveness, for others and ourselves once we’ve crossed the line.  The main characters aren’t police or military or special ops forces.  They’re just regular old people.” 

And tag, you're it!


Natalie Aguirre said...

So impressed you wrote the first draft so quickly. Happy Labor Day!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You forgot to add that it rocks!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Next month!

Emily R. King said...

Wow! Great one sentence pitch!

Melissa said...

Enjoyed this post! The Mistaken sounds like a great book. Can't wait! :D

L.G.Smith said...

Sounds intense. Just watched (well couldn't really finish it -- too disturbing) a movie about sex-trafficking called Trade. Stomach churning stuff.

Cassie Mae said...

I can't wait to read it! And picturing Andy in the lead. Mmmmmhmmm. :D

Thanks for the tag! Now I have something to post for tomorrow, ha!

Juliana L. Brandt said...

Guh- I am so excited for your book to come out! So soon, too!

I love your inspiration. That is a very interesting question- of what a person would and could do.

Livia said...

Congratulations on your tag! I usually don't read psychological thriller but your storyline looks intriguing! :)

Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

Wow! You wrote the whole thing in three months! That's incredible! The story must have been begging to get out after you heard the lyrics. The story sounds captivating.

Carrie Butler said...

I can't wait until The Mistaken is out. I'm going to brag about knowing you to everyone! ;)

P.S. Thanks for the tag! It's very similar to the Be Inspired meme, so I'll just link to my answers from that one. :)

Chuck said...

That really was a quick write. I doubt I could get a good (or even a bad) outline done in three months.

I am looking forward to the release and marked my calendar.

Great story on your lyrical inspiration for the book.

Eva Gallant said...

Looking forward to reading your book!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

You are such a great inspiration, Nancy. Three months to complete the first draft, including the outline - that is awesome! I'm setting this time frame for my next novel, although I might need 4 months instead :-)

Ravena Guron said...

oooo very cool!

M Pax said...

I still miss Andy. Sniff.

Looking forward to your release. :D

Dana Mason said...

I can't wait to read it!