The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I was recently asked by S.L. Coelho, the wonderful author of Black Loon Lake to take part in this Blog Hop, which started on the She Writes website

For this Blog Hop I am to answer 10 questions about my work in progress then tag another author to do the same.

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:

1. What is the working title of your book?

Right now the working title is “The Morrigan” because a great deal of the story centers around the Celtic “Raven” Goddess.

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

My main character Katie has been the protagonist in previous unpublished work and I simply fell in love with her spirit. I had a story rolling around and just felt the character would fit in perfectly.  Also an interest in my Irish heritage and Celtic mythology is something I have always wanted to explore.

3. What genre does your book fall under?

It would most likely fall under  Young Adult, Mystery and Fantasy.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

To be honest I haven’t really thought about this.  I think my characters are very distinct in my head so I really don’t want to mess with a good thing! 😉

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

Fourteen year old Katie has endured more than her fair share of hardship: an accident, her parents divorce and moving to a new town but when she finds an ancient artifact, the real trouble begins.

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

It is to be published by Professor Owl’s Publication Centre,  a small online publisher.

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

It’s still a work in progress. I have spent a great deal of time working on research and although it’s taken a while to flesh out the story, I am happy with the way it’s turning out.

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

It’s hard to say – I think it’s pretty original in some aspects but it would be along the lines of (and perhaps wishful thinking) Percy Jackson meets Harry Potter with some Agatha Christie for good measure.

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

A love of archaeology, mythology, my Irish heritage and a need to share a protagonist who despite challenges, lives a full and interesting life.

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

I think it will be relatable to readers in the fact that it shows that although you may have limitations, you can still triumph over adversity.


So if you’re an author and I tagged you for this Next Big Thing Blog Hop, read on. Here’s how it works….

Rules of The Next Big Thing

Use this format for your post. Include an introduction to your interview post and a link to the person who tagged you for participation. Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress). Include some pictures if possible. Tag at least one and up to five other writers/bloggers by sending them an email and then add their links to the end of your interview post. Their answers should go up the week after.

Your blog post follows a week after mine November 22nd – 29th . If you are on She Writes, you put the post up there too. Your blog post should be labeled: The Next Big Thing Blog Hop.

Here is the author I’m tagging: Sylvia W. McGrath  @

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