The Next Big Thing!

Hello everyone! Today I’m participating in an interview tag-a-thon with a few other authors where we answer questions about us and our work and then tag others to do the same! Thank you Rachelle Ayala for tagging me! So without further ado, here are the questions, and of course my answers…

1. What is the working title of your book?  Tears of War

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?  This is actually the second book in a trilogy called The Dragon’s Call. The first book is Embers at Galdrilene. So this book continues the story of the characters in the first book.

3. What genre does your book fall under? Epic fantasy

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? This took a lot of searching the web and thinking, I have a lot of characters. So here goes.


Character: Serena – Actress: Renee Felice Smith

Character: Anevay – Actress: Katerina Graham

Character: Kellinar – Actor Joseph Morgan

Character: Taela – Actress: Malese Jow

Character: Vaddoc – Actor: Cillian Murphy

Character: Kirynn – Actress: Scarlett Johansson

   Character: Mckale – Actor: Ian Somerhalder


Character: Emallya – Actress: Olivia Wilde



Maleena – Nina Dobrev


Character: Bardeck – Actor: Oded Fher

Character: Loki – Actor: Jae Head

Character: Sadira – Actress: Mila Kunis

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  New light shines on old prejudices and sometimes, the price of defending what is right can be very high.

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  Self-published

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I am still working on it. Started it three months ago and hope to have it done by January. I have a rough outline of major scenes that need to happen, but that is as much as my characters allow me. They think they know better than me and they are usually right but don’t tell them that, it will give them big heads.

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Maybe the Wheel of Time (only not nearly as long), or The Dragons of Pern (in a very basic way).

9. Who or What inspired you to write this book? My husband inspired me to write the first book. My characters drive me to write the second. And Mary Stanton, who introduced me to written fantasy when I was 10 by combining my two favorite loves at the time, horses and fantasy into a great story about Appaloosas and horse gods, inspired me to further explore the world of written fantasy and to eventually begin writing it myself.

10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Tears of War takes you deeper into the characters introduced in Embers at Galdrilene. Driven forward by each of their stories, it explores their pasts and reveals ingrained beliefs that have to be overcame. It shows their struggle as they try to bring the nations together, while learning to balance the power they hold in their hands. It forces them into situations where even the best decisions can have devastating results.

So there you have it! To check out what other authors had to say, click the links below!

Katie Jennings

Christie Rich

C.J. Listro

Rebecca Hamilton

Jennifer McConnel

Thomas Winship

Diana Rubino

11 thoughts on “The Next Big Thing!

  1. Love your character choices, and Elizabeth Giles has the same sort of look as the characters in the Sectret Circle! This looks like a deep read full of intrigue. It’s been a while since I’ve tackled an Epic Fantasy. I might just be time to do it again 🙂

    Thanks again for tagging me! This was fun.


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    • Thank you. 🙂 I had to really think about who would not only be able to pull it off in how they might look like a character (and where that isn’t right on, it is close enough) and how well they would be able to pull off that character’s personality.


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