Here is my post for the The Next Big Thing-
Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing
1. What is the working title of your book? –Wolfmoon Trilogy.
2. Where did the idea come from for the book? –I was working on a serious project and I decided to start a fantasy to get my mind off it—and the story kept going. It seemed to write itself.
3. What genre does your book fall under? –Celtic fantasy with epic overtones and several love stories woven through.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? –Most would have to be Scottish as two books of the series take place in the Scottish highlands. Book II, Saille, the Willow, is the only one that takes place in the U.S. –I also have several Gaelic speakers, a druid, three alien species and many Celtic gods and goddesses. For MacCuill’s character (druid) I would think someone like the actor who played Dumbledore in Harry Potter or the person who played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?--When newly pregnant Finna’s mother shows up at her door bearing the gift of a magical moonstone, it sets off a chain of events that will shake the foundations of three generations of women, culminating in their participation in an epic battle to save the mystical Otherworld from being plunged forever into darkness.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? –Book I, The Moonstone, has already been (self) published under my own publishing name, Airmid Publishing. Book II, Saille, the Willow, will be out under the same heading in mid to late September. I plan to do the same with Book III, Wolfmoon, coming out around the winter solstice of 2012.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? –Probably around six months. But the seven following drafts and the subsequent professional editing have taken several years.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? –The only one that comes to mind is The Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier.
9. Who or What inspired you to write this book? --As I mentioned, this series wrote itself. I felt the hand of the goddess coming through my own.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? –There’s a lot of information on herbs as well as Celtic mythology in the books. Wolves play a big part in the narrative. For anyone interested in divination I include the Tarot and the Ogham Tree Oracle.
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