1) What is the title of your book?
2) Where did the idea come from?
3) What genre best defines your book?
Well, it’s supernatural, for sure. It has death, but not an overt amount of it, so not horror. I’d say supernatural thriller.
4) What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
Beth Lowe- Helena Bonham Carter
Sheriff Frank Cutlip – Billy Bob Thorton
Ben the coroner – Kevin James
Dan Wigand – Liam Neeson
And we’d have to gross at least $300 million just to make payroll 🙂
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis?
Small town folks thrown into a deadly battle with something they’d only seen in a late-night movie.
6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft?
About three months, and then another month or so editing it until I was satisfied enough to submit it.
8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’ve seen movies (mostly B’s) where small towns get set upon by hordes of bees, roaches, lizards, spiders, and flies. But I’ve not seen one like mine. Sorry..that sounds smug, but it’s true.
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I’ve watched all the early werewolf movies with Lon Chaney Jr. and Sr., and most of the newer ones too. I’ve always been fascinated by werewolves. They have immense power, yet are helpless against the pull of the moon. Total savagery, yet maintaining a small shred of humanity at times. They’re a walking – or loping, if you will – paradox.
10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
There aren’t any characters with exceptional abilities. No expert martial artists, or wizards, or guys who hire out to wreak mayhem. It’s in a small town, and some very ordinary folks are compelled to deal with something very much out of the ordinary.
“The Clearing” launches March 1st on Amazon. I hope I’ve piqued your interest enough that you’ll consider picking up a copy 🙂
And now, my list of NBT recipients:
Hunter S. Jones
Emily (The Light Bearer) Guido
Stan R. Mitchell
Copy the questions, and keep the train a’goin’!