Monday, September 10, 2012

Be Inspired Blogship Meme

So, I got tagged by Hali Baumstein for this bloggy thing where I’m supposed to talk about my current project. Luckily, since it’s a blog, you can’t see my horribly red face as I write this. (End moan.)


Here’s the dirt on my most recent completed project:

1.      What is the name of your book?
2.      Where did the idea for your book come from?

One day, my main character popped into my head and said, “Hey, I’m Charlie!” I could hear him so clearly that I had to write him down.

3.      In what genre would you classify your book?

Definitely YA contemporary fantasy. Possibly UF. While it’s full of faeries, it’s also set in a city, with cell phones and movie theaters and homework. Not fun, magical homework where if you screw up your rainbow potion explodes and paints everything multi-colored.  Math. English.

4.      If you had to pick actors to play your characters in a movie rendition, who would you choose?

I honestly have no clue. It’s not something I think about much. Maybe someone no one’s seen before? Fresh faces.

5.      Give us a one-sentence synopsis of your book.

When seventeen-year-old kinetic Charlie Brimm meets bard-faery and rock singer, Len, he discovers Len’s aura satisfies his hunger like never before…and her band has plans to sacrifice him.

I’m not a good one-liner…

6.      Is your book already published?

No, but who knows about the future?

7.      How long did it take to write your book?

Around six months. I was totally shocked by how focused I was on INSATIABLE. Normally, I’m a multi-project girl, but Charlie demanded all my brain-power. Of course, there’s revision times not included in that…

8.      What other books within your genre would you compare it to? Or, readers of which books would enjoy yours?

Readers of Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series might enjoy mine. Really, anyone who likes a twist on faeries. I think, though, even if someone isn’t a big faery fan, they would enjoy it, too. If they like a little magic thrown in with their rock music, it’d be for them.

9.      Which authors inspired you to write this book?

I think everyone I’ve ever read probably. From Ursula K. LeGuin to the classics to Cassandra Clare. They all inspire me, all make me think, “what if?”

10.  Tell us anything that might pique our interest in your book.

Charlie’s an easy-going, music fiend who just happens to feed on human auras. It keeps him alive, but because his metabolism is off, doesn’t really satisfy him. But Len’s aura is special. He likes her, too, but dating a faery is a no-no. His folks aren’t too happy, to say the least.

Besides rock-singing faeries? How about malicious aura-mimickers, a creepy doctor, and a kick-ass best friend who keeps Charlie from losing it all together?

11.  Tag five people!

Amanda Burckhard She’s a wonderful writer and CP. And recently agented, too!

Summer Heacock She’s quite lovely and funny. Oh, yeah. TAG YOU’RE IT!

Kate Brauning Another lovely CP and writer and busy, busy woman!

Nikki Urang CP, excellent writer, and all-around wonderful person!

A certain Feaky Snucker, who will yell at you when you need it, and who tickles me to no end.