The Next Big Thing – An Interview Chain

JF Juzwik sent me this question list a couple days ago. A network of Indies are answering the following ten questions and then passing them on to five other indie authors. You can see JF’s answers at her blog,

1. What is the working title of your book?
BILLY GRIST. It will be available in 2013.

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
The death of a friend. Tower 2. 9/11. I’m still pissed off about it.

3. What genre does your book fall under?
Comic Fiction.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Tough one. Billy Grist is a man-boy. Gotta go with Justin Bieber.

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
We really don’t know sh&**t about anything.

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I have no interest in using an agency, ever. I am an Indie. I self publish.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Six months. And the first draft was terrible. It was 75,000 words. The final draft will be special I think…I hope…

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I can’t really say. Maybe Blue Beard by Kurt Vonnegut. BILLY GRIST has diverse plot lines that come together in the end.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Greed and stupidity. BILLY GRIST was my first book. I thought I could write a best-seller, but I quickly recognized the folly. But, a funny thing happened along the way. I found I enjoyed writing. So, I plan to keep doing it regardless of sales. It was really quite a surprise for me. I never dreamnt of being a writer. Now, I think I’ve sold enough books to call myself one. (Hundreds not thousands.)

10. What else about your book might pique the readerโ€™s interest?
The book will be a comic fiction masterpiece. I’m going to do rewrites until it’s perfect. The rewrites may take most of 2013. Per Larry Bird. “It’s not bragging if it’s true.” BILLY GRIST will be great, even if nobody buys it ๐Ÿ™‚

Per the rules of this game, I have forwarded this interview to five other indie authors, who may also answer these questions, if so moved. These authors include: Russell Blake, the author of countless awesome thrillers, including JET. Peter Palamountain, who wrote a very interesting and inspring book about the perception of austistic youth, Show Me Your Face; Gae Lynn Woods, the author of the amazing The Devil of Light; JJ Toner author of some great short stories, and the Ben Jordan thriller, Find Emily; And, Carrie Rubin, physician and author of The Seneca Scourge, which I am enjoying now.

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