The Next Big Thing: BORN AGAIN
The Next Big Thing meme has come round to me, via three outrageously awesome talents — Stephen Mark Rainey, William Meikle, and Greg Mitchell. I am obliged to answer the following 10 questions and shall endeavor to do so while absentmindedly twisting my mustache and softly cackling in a sinister manner.
So, let’s light this candle —
♦WHAT IS THE WORKING TITLE OF YOUR NEXT BOOK?
♦WHERE DID THE IDEA FOR THE BOOK COME FROM?
As an answer to my novel DESCENDANT, and via Black Sabbath’s song and album of the same name.
♦WHAT GENRE DOES YOUR BOOK FALL UNDER?
Horror / Occult Detective Fiction
♦WHAT ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY THE PART OF YOUR CHARACTERS IN A MOVIE RENDITION?
Okay, off the top of my head:
Odette Annable as Selina Wolfe / Brian Austin Green as Martin Crowe / Cloe Moretz as Tracy Larson / Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Landon Connors / Olivia Wilde as Michelle Hawkes / Olivia Munn as Alethea Kiriakis / Josh Holloway as Brooks Autry / Viggo Mortensson as Ashton Connors / Josh Hutcherson as Dale Parker / Hunter Parrish as Allen Parker / Mollie C. Quinn as Sara Jones / Shelley Hennig as Cassidy Martin
♦WHAT IS THE ONE SENTENCE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR BOOK?
Black Magicians, hellbent on awakening an ancient deity, need teenaged Tracy Larson’s unborn child to seal the deal.
♦WILL YOUR BOOK BE SELF-PUBLISHED, OR REPRESENTED BY AN AGENCY?
Come back to occultdetective.com on 12-12-12 for the answer.
♦HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE MANUSCRIPT?
Three and a half months.
♦WHAT OTHER BOOKS WOULD YOU COMPARE THIS STORY TO WITHIN YOUR GENRE?
If this were a stew the meat would come from The Adept series, the vegetables from American Gods, and it would be spiced with a pinch of Hellblazer, a smidgen of The Dresden Files, and a dash of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.
♦WHO, OR WHAT, INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?
My Holy Guardian Angel? Or was it the Devil who made me do it?
♦WHAT ELSE ABOUT THE BOOK MIGHT PIQUE A READER’S INTEREST?
Well, there’s black magick. That’s always a good time. There’s a mystery. Hard-boiled action. A sort-of-loopy, almost time travel bit. A little romance. Detectives running about detecting things. Lots of gunplay and explosions. And did I mention black magick?