Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:
What is the working title of your book?
RED RIGHT HAND
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I love the Lovecraftian Mythos. Not so much Lovecraft’s actual writing of it, but what other writers have done, specifically Robert E. Howard, and in urban fantasy you are always looking for the thing that noone else is doing so viola! An urban fantasy take on the Lovecraft Mythos.
What genre does your book fall under?
Dark Urban Fantasy.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hmmmmm. No idea. I need a good actress to play Charlie, the main character. She has a lot of depth and has to go through a LOT in the course of this book.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A woman with PTSD is dragged into a war of horror by the elder god Nyarlathotep.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I will be shopping it.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I have been working on it a bit over a month with two huge breaks in the middle for the release of the second Deacon Chalk book and Dragoncon (and the resulting con crud that kicked my ass for near 10 days.).
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
It’s very dark and violent so probably the Deacon Chalk books I write. Also the John Taylor series by Simon R. Green, but only at their darkest. It’s near to a horror book so if you read Brian Keene you would not mind RED RIGHT HAND.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I wanted to see the Crawling Chaos in our world.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
This is a different take on a mythology that is new to urban fantasy. Lots of horror books have been placed in the Lovecraft Mythos, but this is the first one to take an urban fantasy slant….it’s like AMERICAN GODS meets HIGHLANDER by way of APOCALYPSE NOW.