Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Next Big Thing
Recently, author Matthew Darst (author of "Dead Thing" available on Amazon) asked me if I'd like to participate in The Next Big Thing. What is The Next Big Thing? It's a ten question author interview. When this blog roll began, the idea was to tag five other others to do the same next week. Well, being the rebel that I am (and since most authors I know have already done this), instead I am going to give links to the authors I've read and loved their work. Hope you don't mind :)
THE NEXT BIG THING!
What is the working title of your next book?
The Profiler - at least at this point. May change as I go along.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
From the Bob Berdella case in Kansas City, Mo in the 80s. It was the first time I had actually met a serial killer, although at the time I didn't know that.
What genre does your book fall under?
Serial killer fiction/horror/thriller - any of those will do.
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
I rarely think about that. The only time I did was for my novella Vengeance Is Mine and that was only because I did adapt it to a screenplay.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Ordinary people are rarely ordinary.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self. I like being in control.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
It's a long way from finished, only about 20,000 words in at the moment. Hoping to have it complete by the early summer.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
William Cook's "Blood Related" and many other serial killer books.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Curiosity inspired me to write this as I was intrigued by what went on in a serial killers mind. But without my wonderfully supportive husband, Kevin, I wouldn't have had the nerve to write or publish anything.
What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
Lots of research into serial killers. Although Bob Berdella first captured my attention, I've now read hundreds of different bios and the reader will be able to identify the elements of many of them into my killers.
The following authors, in no particular order) are my favorites and I will read just about anything they write:
Billie Sue Mosiman
John Paul Allen
Paul D. Marks