The Next Big Thing: Daughter Of The Hunt
So there’s a writer’s meme flying around called The Next Big Thing wherein you answer 10 questions about your current work in progress. I thought it sounded like fun, so I totally nabbed this from pal Jessica Corra.
- What is the title of your book? Daughter of the Hunt
- Where did the idea come from for the book? It was a flash of a scene, really. Of a wild, unbroken stallion mysteriously kneeling so that this little three year old girl could mount him, and then carrying her around like a pony in a petting zoo (to the awe of a crowd of onlookers). I wanted to know who this kid was, why she could do this. And that’s where my heroine came from.
- What genre does your book fall under? YA paranormal
- Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I’m gonna cheat on this because I don’t actually know many teen actors. I actually nabbed inspiration images from Dreamstime.
- What is a one-sentence synopsis of the book? When her mother is kidnapped by the Wild Hunt, a teenage girl must leave her Montana ranch for another world, where she becomes a pawn in a war of the gods. I’m not really happy with that summary but it’s the best I’ve got for the moment.
- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? This won’t be one of my self-pubbing projects. My agent, the Magnificent Laurie McLean will be shopping it the traditional way.
- How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript? I started it last December and I’m still going on it. It’s a long book, and I should be finished by the end of November.
- What other books would you compare this story to in your genre? It’s intended to be a trilogy, a grand adventure, with a love triangle (first one I’ve ever written). I think it would appeal to fans of Julia Kagawa’s Iron Fey series.
- Who or what inspired you to write this book? How is that different from number 2? I’m writing it because this is who’s talking to me. Which is, largely, why I write anything, I suppose.
- What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Cowboys and Celtic gods. Come on! What’s not to love? It’s a coming of age story. There’s romance (though that’s not the primary focus). And it deals in a mythology that’s not often touched on (to my knowledge) in fiction.