Thursday, 28 March 2013

Blog Hop Day!

Hi Guys!
So today is thursday - and you know what that means? BLOG HOP!
What IS a blog hop you ask? Well... it's a blog event where I answer some questions about my upcoming writing and authorly evdeavours. I then tag 5 other authors and they do the same in a weeks time :) It's a great way to find out what your favorites are writing while being introduced to other authors! I definitely encourage the authors I've tagged to go and say "hello" to each other!

I would like to thank L.G. Castillo for tagging me in today's blog hop.

So without further ado - here goes!

1. What is the working title of your book?
The Color Keepers

2. Where did the idea come from for your book?
Actually, I had dreamt it. I was around 14 yrs old at the time, and I wrote down everything that happened. As time progressed and my writing skills got better, I decided to use the idea as the base of my novel :)

3. What genre does your book come under?
Young teen Fantasy/Adeventure

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Ooohh - Definitely a hard one. I've been asked this question before, but I always change my mind! I think I should stick with the more main characters. First our three heroes :) 

Emily - She's definitely a shy kid... she's got a lot of issues with her family and it's hard for her to make friends. A loner. So the actress definitely has to be a GOOD actress. Which is why... I choose:

Hailee Steinfeld - 
I loved her in "True Grit".
AMAZING actress!

Second character - would be her crush/love, Sam :) This is someone who has to PERSONIFY cool. Someone who can carry that swag in and bring it to the table, yet also be clumsy, funny and a bit of a wimp when you get to know him more. That is why I choose...

Josh Hutcherson -  
Really amazing young actor :)

Next up, Emily's goofy and lovable 12 year old sarcastic twit of a brother, James.
Now the kid who plays him has to be as cute as a button, not to mention a good actor and someone who can pull off being cute AND annoying. Which is why I choose:

Asa Butterfield - 
Loved him in "Hugo"!

Last but not least, the most evil, yet beautiful woman in the book. THE CROW QUEEN!
This is someone who has to have the most beautiful face, yet pull off being a total witch! She has to be evil, yet show a soft side. Which is why I'd LOVE to see - 

Liv Tyler - 
Loved her in "Lord of the Rings"!
Would really love to see an evil side :)

5. What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
A young girl, must overcome her inner turmoil to save the world, with the help of the two she trusts most.

6. Is your book self-published,  published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
Self pub :)

7. How long did it take you, to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Oh, sheesh. I'd say the actual writing of it, took about a few months, but it took almost 3-4 year to perfect it. As I matured, there were things I needed to change. 

8. What other books would you compare this story to, within your genre?
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure. As far a whole new world and all the characters, some might see an Alice in Wonderland type feel. It also has a bit of a Narnia feel :) As it involves going THROUGH a doorway to another world. Much like Alice and Narnia. The characters, the talking animals.... definitely.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I, much like the main character of my book, tend to put myself down a lot of the time. I was really unsure about finishing it AT ALL, let alone publishing it. My grandmother, stuck with me and persuaded me to keep going. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be doing any of this :)

10. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
I really think that the whole idea of a new fantasy world for kids/teens to go into is such a great thing. Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter... they were all books that involved another world, somewhere that was an escape from reality. I think that really is necessary growing up. You need to have your own little world to go into. I'm really hoping that this series can eventually grow into something huge :) I'd really love that.

Okay - So below you will see all the authors I have tagged to take part in this :) Be sure to mark it on your calendars if you see an author you love! Even if you don't know who they are, go check em out, cause they might have a book that will become your new FAVORITE! :)

1. Kristen Iversen -
2. Claire Svendsen -
3. Ruthi Knight -
5. Andrea Heltsley -

That's all for today folks :) Get ready for the big cover reveal this upcoming Monday! :)

Catriona Crehan