Monday, December 10, 2012


David sighed as he leaned back in his stiff-backed chair, stretching his aching muscles and popping his back in a series of sigh-inducing cracks. He’d been studying for his Mythological Creatures class for the last two hours now, a dismal flickering light barely keeping his small study room lit enough to read the numerous books by.
He’d signed up for the elective after hearing the class was essentially an easy A. This was before Professor Stocking retired and Doctor Vicks came on staff to take her place. The surly old polish professor was one of short stature and even shorter temper, demanding the utmost attention to detail in his class. Between the long and sundry list of books David was expected to read, he was told he had to research in the Miskatonic Library a minimum of three hours a week. The old coot had even left a sign in the roster at the front desk for his students to check in and out throughout their studies.

The Next Big Thing

What is your working title of your book?
Pride, Love Bites and Jack in the Box

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Pride is a fantasy book that comes from my days as a gamer, whereas Love Bites comes from my wife's love of paranormal romance. Jack in the Box is inspired by my niece and countless horror stories I've read throughout my years.

What genre does your book fall under?
Fantasy and Horror

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I honestly couldn't say.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Jack in the Box: The half-finished works of a madman's dream coming to fruition in a young girls nightmares.

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

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Three months on average

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I have been told my writing is similar to HP Lovecraft, though I don't see it.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My wife

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
All of my books come from a secular mindset with Atheist protagonists. They generally have several metaphors for popular issues going on in the secular movement at the time, as well as characters modeled after popular theists.

And so ends my addition to the revolving blog review. I'll choose five bloggers to challenge with this exercise by weeks end.