Wednesday, 28 November 2012

'The Second Wife' is My Next Big Thing

I have been tagged by fellow Horror author, Keith Pyeatt to talk about my Next Big Thing - my current Work In Progress.

As part of this process, I needed to tag some fellow authors and I chose Steve Emmett, a horror writer and editor whose debut novel, Diavolino is an occult thriller set in Italy. I also chose bestselling erotic romance author SUZ deMELLO, who has written over fifteen books, plus a number of short stories and articles on writing. My third author is Rowan Shannigan, author of YA Paranormal novel, Awareness.

 So, here I go,  with my answers to the ten set questions:

 What is the working title of your book?

 "The Second Wife" 

 Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is going to sound quite bizarre, but it all started with a Churchill chair. You know the sort, it's for people who suffer mobility problems and has electrically operated controls to tilt it to make it easier to get out of, has a head rest that can be lowered and foot rest that can be raised. The one I am familiar with belonged to someone who died and for some reason I always feel uncomfortable about it and will avoid sitting on it. From there it was a short hop to the rest of the story.

What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal Horror . 

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Charlize Theron
Lovely question. The first wife - Emily - is a ghost, blonde, slender, beautiful in an ethereal sort of way, but there's something far more sinister underneath. I need a strong actress for this role. So, maybe Charlize Theron. 
My main character, the second wife - Chrissie - is very different, so I'm thinking Rachel Weisz. As for the husband - Joe - Christian Bale would be great
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Emily died on Valentine's Day - if only she had stayed dead 

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

Rachel Weisz
Neither. I am hoping my present publisher - Etopia Press - will be interested 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I'm still working on it! 

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Christian Bale
"The Woman In Black" has been an inspiration

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

It all started with an idea that popped into my head one day. I don't know where it came from. Most of my best ideas happen at random moments like that.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

"The Second Wife" is a scary ghost story about a deceased first wife who will not let go and a current wife who, though scared half to death, is determined to win.