Fellow RPLA Winner, friend and author John Cammalleri invited me to be a part of a blog chain called "The Next Big Thing." Authors give a preview of their current works-in-progress by answering some pre-set questions and we invite other authors to join the party.
Please follow the links to John's Blog and those I've invited (below), so you can get an idea of their books and, in two weeks, how they answer the same questions. Here are my answers:
What is the working title of your next book?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
At speeds exceeding 60-mph around Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco, fifteen-year-old Finn and friends throttle down at the most prestigious go-kart race in the world.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My son (the inspiration for Finn) and my husband are nuts about cars. Living in Europe put Monaco on my bucket list.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Watching Formula One racing is favorite pastime in our house. Finn's hybrid engine go-kart represents my belief in cars going green.
What genre does your book fall under?
Realistic Fiction for Middle Grade / Young Adult
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
What else about the book might pique the reader's interest
Finn is pressured into corporate espionage by his boss at the race shop. Competition among teams is fierce on and off the track.
Meet the authors/bloggers invited to The Next Big Thing on April 13. Check out their blogs and get to know their work.