My fellow Authors and friends have put together a blogg share where we all share and follow one another as we are asked 10 important questions about our work. Mine is about my latest project ‘Bellazard.’
1) What is the title of your book?
The title of my book : “Bellazard.” The Reptilian series for children book 1.
2) Where did the idea come from?
This is a children’s version of my young adult warrior series, The Voxian Series which is now about to get book 3. My grandchildren are constantly hearing about the adult books from the people around the family who read them, and my two granddaughters asked me to produce something for their age which is 8 – 10, so I have.
3) What genre best defines your book?
The Genre is Children’s fantasy adventure for children aged 7 +
4) What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
Wow, hard question especially as Bellazard and the Reptilians are Dinosaurs and Dragons, the voice of Bella would probably be Dawn French, and Grail the Dragon would have to be John Hurt, with Liam Neison as Blaze, the leader of the Dragons. As for the children they are based on my own grandchildren so they would have to play that part for me.
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis?
A Fabulous adventure, your children can visit this weird and wonderful Voxian world.
6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self-published on Lulu.com who then produce it for amazon, Barnes and Noble as a nook book.
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft?
Not very long, because the basis of the story was already there in the Voxian series, the adventure happens between Orion and Sky, so it was just a case of giving the children another mission. I believe it was start to finish in around 5 days.
8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
In fairness, I have never seen or read anything like these books anywhere.
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My grandchildren, who love the thought of being children with superpowers, they even suggested what powers they should be given.
10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
It’s got short and sweet chapters, the kids are like real ones who are naughty, funny and extremely versatile, children love the characters because this isn’t a book about a Dragon or a Dinosaur, it’s a world of all of those things with children thrown in to play and have an adventure with them .
I’m leaving Jims words here:
“Now, I must pass The Next Big Thing to five more victims… erm, friends. Watch for the answers provided by my nominees and support their efforts by picking up a copy of their books. If you like them let them know by posting a review. It’s your praise and criticism that keep us going!”
( Maybe not criticism so much hey guys?)