Tuesday, 20 November 2012

My Next Big Thing

Thank you to the awesome Wendy Steele for this. Head on over to her site and take a look at the great things she does. Lots of positivity and happiness there!

What is the working title of your book?
"The Eve of War (Veetu Industries #3)"

Where did the idea come from for the book?
 It's the continuation of the series I'm working on, with the first two being "Mars on the Rise" and "Selling Mars". It was only supposed to be one book, but people were asking what happened next. Everything snowballed from there!

What genre does your book fall under?
It's generally considered to be LGBT Steampunk. Although I tend to lean towards "Crazy things which come out of Rae's brain which someone, somewhere, likes".

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Mars on the Rise took 18 months, Selling Mars took a year. The Eve of War, so far, has taken a year and it's not finished yet.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
War of the Worlds, V for Vendetta (even though it's not Steampunk), The War in the Air.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Lots of things! Music, photos, books, things people say, places I've been. There's actually a style book on my Facebook page of things which have inspired the books.

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

That it's not your normal Steampunk?! A friend described it as "sexily unconventional steampunky stories".

And now it's time for me to pass this on to a few other people. Please say hello to:

Michele Poet, author of the award winning "50 Shades of Blue"
Sam Stone, wonderful lady and author of "Zombies at Tiffany's", which is beyond brilliant!
Linzi Cooke, author, musician, multi-talented and extremely funny lady. You couldn't ask for more!

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