The Next Big Thing ~ Blog Hop
THE NEXT BIG THING – BLOG HOP
What’s a blog hop? It’s a great way readers can discover new authors! Here, I tell you all about upcoming novel due to come out this August. You’ll also get links below to other authors I’d like you to check out.
I’d like to thank fellow author Suzy Duffy for inviting me to participate. Click the link below to find out about her latest story Wellesley Wives.
In this particular hop, I’ve answered 10 questions, giving you a few exclusives and sneak peeks …
I hope you enjoy!
1. What’s the title of your book?
Tentatively it’s … My Mr. Manny
2. Where did the idea come from?
It was actually a prompt given to me and I ran with it. A lot of my stories come from prompts either wording or pictures.
3. What genre does your book come under?
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I have a Pinterest page, with some unknown people that I picture as my characters. Check it out My Mr. Manny Pinterest! Other than those pictures I can’t really picture actual actors as my characters. They are pretty unique in my mind. However, when readers get a hold of the book they may be able to come up with actors.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
With Mia’s trust in Fate and Destiny, her dreams of love and a big family of her own come true.
6. Is your book published by an independent publisher?
Yes! Renaissance Romance Publishing is owned and run by three very lovely women. They are very knowledgable and hands on. At least one of them is available anytime of day or night. They have great staff and some incredible authors signed on as well. All around, I feel at home with them and very honored to be a part of their company.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
The first draft was written in less than a month, but it was just a short story then. It’s in the process of becoming a novel and I am actually almost finished.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I haven’t read anything like this so far. I mean it’s romance, perhaps almost even chick-lit but I can’t compare it to anything I have read.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The prompt I received helped a lot as it gave somewhere to start, but the actual idea of family and moving away from home is based roughly on my life. Leaving home, all of my family, and moving to a place where I knew no one when I was 16 left me longing. I missed the family gatherings, get-togethers, the latest gossip, and just being a part of it all.
Being away for a long time you’re no longer part of that pulse–connection–and life goes on for everyone. It’s difficult and even though you move on and gain your own life, part of you is still yearning for what you’re missing back in your home town.
So, it’s inspired by my longing for the closeness I used to share with my extended family back home in Boston.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Besides being about family, it’s also about finding one’s true love not just someone that feels right. It’s about Fate and Destiny. Sometimes we have to make mistakes to realize what we really need and want. And in the end it brings family together old and new.
Thank you so much for joining me. I hope you go on to read the authors listed below next Wednesday for their post.
Please like my Facebook page to get some sneak peaks from My Mr. Manny and follow my blog. I also have a book review blog that I use to share books I’ve read and love and Blog Tours for other authors. Check it out … Italian Brat’s Obsessions.
Below are the authors joining me in the Blog Hop, next Wednesday.
Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!
1. S.A. Jones
3. KQ Salsbury
4. Lisa Bilbrey
5. Jane Risdon
Happy Wednesday, all!!
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This blog hop sounds so fun! I found your blog through the WLC Blog Follows.Great to connect with another Contemporary Romance author!
Thank you for stopping by! 🙂 I’ve just started interviewing authors if you’d like to participate. I’d love to post an interview with you, but it’s on my other blog. http://www.itlnbrt.com On the Contact page fill out the form with all your portion of the interview and I’ll post it. 🙂
This sounds so fun and I would love to participate. However, as I read your instructions it seems as if it’s for published authors? I am still seeking publication. Also, I love your Italian blog! My father is Sicilian! 🙂
Mine father is too and my mother is Napolitano. 🙂
And you don’t have to be published yet. You can talk about your goals and works in progress you have if you’d like. We can make it work. My motto is, if you write you’re an author, whether you’re published yet or not.
Look at the publisher I am using. It’s a small company but very personable and welcoming. It’s a woman owned company. 😀 http://www.renaissanceromancepublishing.com
Either way, I’d love to interview you.
You’re very kind, thank you!
…and I’ll work on it tonight! 🙂
Perfect!! I’m looking forward to it!
Ok, time got away from me, but I have completed all of the tasks. Before I send it, I want to be clear… paste it all in the comment?
Yay, that’s wonderful! 🙂
Tomorrow, you post the information you’ve gathered and post it to you blog, and attach 5 authors (or as many as you could gather) to carry on the Hop part of Blog Hop. Then you encourage the authors that agreed to post their stories next Wed. and on and on. 🙂
Oh, I was so off! 🙂 Are there detailed instructions somewhere?
You’ll have to excuse me. *sigh* My mind got away with me. I confused your question with a whole other situation. Sorry for the confusion. I’m at work and tried to do too many things at once. So, I had to look back at our past conversation to ensure I was talking about what you were. And no, I wasn’t. 😦 LOL
Go to the “Contact” tab, fill out the “contact form” and submit it. I’ll then have your email and reply for you to send me the answers to your questions so I can post them. Or you could just post the interview questions and answers in the comment section of the “contact form.”
Does that make sense now? I hope I didn’t confuse you with that other comment. It was for another thing. 🙂
Ahh, OK! I’ll do that! 🙂 Glad to know others’ minds are on the loose today! 🙂
Haa haa!! Yeah, definitely off my rocker today.
Thanks for adding me Jennifer, I am looking forward to this. It will be the second one I have done so really digging deep…I am keen to visit every other nominee and see what they are up to….thanks again. Jane xx
Of course! 🙂
Catch up soon.
Look forward to it!
Great, me too. x
Goodluck with the blog hop! I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!
Thank you so much! :
Stopping by to follow you from http://bit.ly/WLCBlogFollow #WLCAuthor – J. Lenni Dorner
I was in this hop last year. Great fun! Congrats on being part of it.
Thank you, it was a lot of fun! 🙂
The blog hop seems to be going well, I hope you will pop over when you get time. I am on my way visiting my fellow nominees and hope they are having fun too. Thanks for nominating me. Good luck everyone.
Hi Jennifer, thanks for following me from the WLC. The blog hop is a great idea, Reminds me of the Blog Carnivals from days gone by. I’ll be visiting itlnbrt.com to get more info.
It sure does! Thanks so much! 🙂
Really went well Jennifer and thanks again. I shall keep popping in to see what you are up to now we are linked! Enjoyed everything so far.
I hope you do and I’ll do the same with you, Jane!! Thanks so much for participating. 😀
I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe!@ Great to Connect!