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The Next Big Thing

A bunch of authors are doing a fun blog hop to let people know what they are working on. I was asked to participate  and thought it would be fun. Be sure to click on the links at the end to keeping hopping. The following is a series of interview questions I was presented with about my own book that will release later this year.

What is the working title of your book? A Christmas Surprise

Where did the idea come from for the book?  I was trying to think of a fun setting and have always enjoyed visiting Leavenworth WA. The idea stuck and two weeks later I was on a train with my mom. We had a great time visiting with the locals and with my husband’s family as they shared about the Bavarian Village.

What genre does your book fall under?  Inspirational romance.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  This is a tough question. Unlike many writers I don’t visualize an actual person when I write.  I almost hate to say because I’d be typecasting my characters, but I’ll give it a shot. I saw a recent photo of Cate Blanchett  with a cute bob and that picture of her is a good rendition of how I imagine Keira.

For Pete my hero, Greg Vaughan would be a good choice.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  A young widow is ready to find love again, but she must first overcome her fear from the past to move toward her future.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents line is my publisher.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  I’m guessing here, because I can’t remember, but I believe it was a few months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  Smitten. The first story in the book in particular. Birthday Wishes  by Colleen Coble

Who or What inspired you to write this book?  I think my love of romance and the feeling I get when I’m in Leavenworth made me want to write this story. This is actually the category romance I have ever written. For several years I wrote romantic suspense, but was unable to find a publisher for my manuscripts. A friend suggested I try category romance and voila, A Christmas Surprise was born. 🙂

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? For me the setting is amazing. Imagine a quaint German village nestled in the mountains with a smattering of snow and lovely Christmas lights and greenery adorning all the buildings.

If you love dogs you won’t be disappointed. The Hero is a veterinarian, and the most adorable puppies play a role in the storyline.

Don’t forget to hop over to these blogs next Wednesday to find out what their next big thing is. Thanks for reading about my next big thing!