Next Big Blog
Posted by Joan Kayse Nov 30 2012, 12:53 am
What is the title of your book?
The Patrician. First in the Roman series.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I’ve always been a fan of period history especially the Roman time period. I think it started with lazy Sundays watching all the “classic” movies with my Dad…Ben Hur, The Robe. Also a fascination with the intricacies of an Empire. All powerful. All consuming. Corruption undermining lofty goals. Plus I like guys in tunics
What genre does your book fall under?
Historical fiction specifically historical ROMANCE
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
Gilles Marini would make a GREAT Jared. Sigh, love me some Gilles. As to Bryna? A combination of Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence. As for Cuini the cat? Cricket
What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
Love conquers empires
Will your book be self published or represented by an agency?
This week I went live with THE PATRICIAN via Kindle/Nook/Kobo/Smashwords and soon Createspace. I love sharing my stories with readers!
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
THE PATRICIAN is the evolved version of my first manuscript. VERY first one? Probably 18 months. During that time though, I was learning and reading and networking all to make the story even better.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
The decision to begin writing came during one of those moments when you reexamine your life and what you want to do with it. My mother had passed away and the loss of her light hit me hard. I am proud to be a nurse but I wanted to make a larger impact. I love the energy that comes from crafting a story.
What else about your book might interest the reader?
Number one would be the non-traditional time period. I love Regency, westerns but crave the vibrancy of other eras. Vikings, Colonial, Civil War, Ancient….all of them have stories to tell.
As part of the Next Big Blog, I’m to tag four other authors. This opportunity came a bit on the shorter notice side so other bloggsters were committed. But I’d love for you to check out these Bandits websites and their books! www.suzanneferrell.com , www.susansey.com, www.tawnyweber.com and www.jeanneadams.com
Do you have a Kindle? A Nook? What draws you to a new book?
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