The talented and adorable J. M. Blackman has graciously tagged me in The Next Big Thing blog challenge, where you get to learn all about someone’s book/WIP/ms. She’s both a teacher and a writer. Read about Blackman’s Urban Fantasy tale about a kick-ass werewolf that she and her agent are currently shopping, as well as her dystopian snippets she shares on Sundays.

On to the official business–requirements of the challenge:

  • First: Answer the questions below.
  • Then:  Spread the fun and tag 5 more awesome people to participate.
  • It’s also nice to link back to the person. Sharing is caring, y’all.

What is the title of your book / WIP?


Where did the idea of this book come from?

A snooty lady at a Mardi Gras parade in Mobile, Alabama.

What genre would your book fall under?

Upper YA, though it has a lot of crossover appeal to adults. It’s contemporary, heavy and quite sexy.

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

I used to think of Isaac as Matt Bomer, but now I’m leaning more toward Henry Cavill. Dave would be played by South African actor Sean Else, and Juli could be an unknown, though she looks like teen Swedish model Ebba Zingmark.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

Getting what you want isn’t always worth the price.

Is your book published or represented?

It’s published with Inkspell Publishing.

How long did it take you to write it?

I worked on it for at least two years, but I let it sit for months at a time; I didn’t work on it non-stop.

What other books in your genre would you compare it to?

Hmm, it’s got a teacher/student relationship like Teach Me by R.A. Nelson, but that’s not necessarily the focus of the book, nor is it your typical cat-and-mouse chase. It’s psychological like The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, and I’ve had reviewers compare it to Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, though I haven’t read that one so I can’t say.

Now, the really fun part. Tagging 5 more people! I love a lot of people’s work, but these are the five folks whose brains I’d really like to pick on this! Your turn!

  1. Lisa Voisin
  2. Jamie Manning
  3. Stephanie Keyes
  4. Israel Parker
  5. Rebecca Hart