I'm taking part in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. I was chosen by the incomparable Kim Carmichael to participate. You will find her link below as well as the link to the person who has chosen to take part on 12/19.
If you comment you get a chance to win a ten page substantive edit of your project. If I receive 10 or more comments I will give away two ten page substantive edits!! Comment away folks.
What is the working title of your book? Weeping Women Springs
Where did the idea come from for the book? I had this idea back in college and it took me about 25 years to get it on paper.
What genre does your book fall under? Historical speculative
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie? Julianne Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer as the leads.
What is a one sentence synopsis of your book? Against the backdrop of World War II, a small Arizona town faces the tragedy of losing all their young men, and the women must find a way to regain hope.
Will your book be self published or represented by an agency/publisher? Publisher
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Thirty days 2008 Nano project. It's still in the revision process with a goal to complete in the coming year.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Lynn Austin's A Woman's Place: A Novel
Who or What inspired you to write this book? I had this image of a town that had chosen to isolate itself from everyone like in Brigadoon. Why would they do that and what would happen to the townspeople? Weeping Women Springs is that story.
What else about your book might interest the reader? If you want to experience loss and renewal, this book is for you.
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Look for Dana Griffin's Next Big Thing Blog post on 12/19 http://www.dana-griffin.com/