Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Hi! As a part of this blog hop, I'm to answer ten interview questions about my work in progress. Here goes:

***12/05/2012 update: Morven Westfield has joined the party! Visit her here:

***10/17/2012 update: Justine Graykin wanted in on all the fun! Check out her blog here: ***

What is the working title of your book?

Copper Girl (the first in a four book series, the Copper Legacy)

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I used to work in an office that overdid it on the air conditioning, so I took my breaks outside, sitting in my hot car. There was a fairly distinctive tree in the side lot, and after staring at it for a while my heat-addled mind decided it was the entrance to the Otherworld.

What genre does your book fall under?

Urban Fantasy

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

Hmm. I see Micah as a combination of Adrian Brody and David Bowie. As for Sara… Emma Stone?

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

In a world where practicing magic can have deadly consequences, Sara has spent her entire life trying to be ordinary, until an elf wanders into her dream and forces her to confront her heritage.

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

It will be published in June 2013 by Spence City

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

Once I decided to go with it, about three months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
It's somewhere between Charles de Lint's Newford series and The Hunger Games.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I've always written high fantasy, and I wanted to try my hand at something a bit more modern. I thought there would be less world building - boy, was I wrong!

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Sara, the titular copper girl, goes from working as an underpaid desk jockey to the center of a war between humans and the Otherworld that was supposed to have ended years earlier. And, despite what all the propaganda says, she's not so sure the humans won. Along the way she rescues her brother, becomes the consort to a silver elf, and meets the Queen of the Seelie Court.
And now on to five more awesome writers, and their Next Big Things:
Lynda Williams
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Lots of Links. Linktastic, Even.

So, lots has been going on lately, so here's an extra-linky post for your reading pleasure.

Firstly, an interview with me was recently posted here:

As you read it, you'll note where I state that within the next five years I'd like to see my dystopian elf series in print. Which leads us to this:

From Publisher's Marketplace: Jennifer Allis Provost's COPPER GIRL, in a world where practicing magic can bring deadly consequences, an elf walks into a girl's dream, forcing her to confront her heritage, to Vikki Ciaffone at Spence City, in a nice deal, for publication in June 2013.

Yep, that;s volume one of the Copper Legacy, a planned four book series. And, there might be a duology along with it. Stay tuned, folks.

(As a side note, the cover has been completed. I can't WAIT to show you!)

Also, I'm now the Marketing Coordinator for Spence City. Check us out here:
You'll notice from the breaking news piece on the home page that the first book we're releasing is Call of the Jersey Devil, by a fellow named Voltaire. Not familiar with him?

Well, you should be. Here's his home on the web:

As you can see, there's lots going on. I promise I'll share more as soon as my editor/boss allows it. We don't call her Mighty Maleficent for nothing.