Friday, December 7, 2012

THE NEXT BIG THING is a chain of book and author recommendations. Bestselling adventure novelist Sean Ellis  tagged me.  When you're done here, please take the opportunity to introduce yourself to them, as well as to the five authors I've tagged below. 
1. What is the working title of your next book? THE MENAGERIE
2. Where did the idea come from for the book? This is Book #2 in the Tombs of Eden saga that brings back Alyssa Moore and John Savage, my two globetrotting heroes who discover the truth about the Extinction Event that took place over 64 million years ago when the dinosaurs suddenly disappeared.  
3. What genre does your book fall under? Action-Adventure; Thriller.

4. What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition? I would have to say
Jason Statham as John Savage and Jessica Alba as Alyssa Moore.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? What if something other than a meteor crashed into Earth more than 64 million years ago, the catastrophic event that wiped out the dinosaurs with a single blow, leaving behind a remnant of that destructive force deep beneath the Yucatan with the ancient writings of early man and a menagerie of the universe’s deadliest predators?
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? I believe it will be published through the Hive Collective, hopefully by 2013.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript? It’s still in the works. After the success of The Tombs of Eden, I stopped all other works to concentrate on this particular piece.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I’d like to say books written by Andy McDermott, Clive Cussler and James Rollins.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book? The Tombs of Eden was my first attempt at writing an action-adventure with an archeological theme, the interest stemming from books I’ve loved reading in the past, which include works by Michael Crichton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So with the current success of The Tombs of Eden, I’ve decided to keep the saga going with The Menagerie.
10. What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest? My stories are never linear with explosive action. I also love to throw in twists and turns that no one sees coming, and to flesh out characters so that their insurmountable odds also becomes the reader’s.