This meme gives us the chance to share some information about our current projects by answering some questions.
What is the name of your book?
I am still working on a final title but at the moment I am going with, ARROSAY KEY OF ESMELDA. I might try and shorten it as it feels a little wordy.
Where did the idea for your book come from?
If I'm being honest I can't quite remember! The seed of the story definitely started with the image of stumbling across a bridge that seemed to serve no purpose. I kept wondering why it was there and the temptation to cross it was too great!
In what genre would you classify your book?
Fantasy. Written for the teen market.
If you had to pick actors to play your characters in a movie rendition who would you choose?
This is tricky. I can see my three main characters so clearly in my head when I write that I'm not sure I can pick anyone at the moment!
Give us a one sentence synopsis of your book?
Two worlds, two families - joined across time and generations.
Is your book already published?
How long did it take you to write your book?
About 8 months to get a first draft and to run through it again on an initial edit. Additionally, the last 3 months have involved editing and rewriting sections following feedback. I think I have about another month of edits to do before I am ready to send it out into the world.
What other books within your genre would you compare it to? Or readers of which books would enjoy yours?
Although I would never wish to compare myself directly to anyone else's work I guess this story may appeal to lovers of, 'The Narnia Chronicles' by C.S. Lewis.
Which authors inspired you to write this book?
Probably every author of every book I've ever read! Seriously, I think anyone who writes, whether published or not, is an inspiration.
Tell us anything that might pique our interest in your book?
There are dwarves, goblins, hairy trolls and stone gargoyles that come to life. A super cool talking rat and labrador dogs that row boats! An orb that can foretell the future and a whistle that can freeze time. Evil swamp creatures called, Aswang and the magical, Borah who live above the clouds. Oh yes, and if that isn't enough, there's a beautiful princess and her snow cat!
I hope you enjoyed finding out a little more about my WIP, now I have to tag 5 others to participate.
My apologies if you have already been tagged with this one or it isn't relevant to you at the moment it is hard to keep track of these sometimes.