I've been tagged to be part of The Next Big Thing Blog Hop by Dianne Salerni, Tricia Leaver, and TC McKee (aka Tammy). (click on their names to see their posts.) Also tagged by Dianne are Marcy Hatch and Donna Weaver. Be sure to check out their posts, too!
What is the working title of your book?
I had a hard time with naming this one. It tarted out as Sleeping Handsome, then I called it Kaylee (after the MC), and finally settled on Quest of the Hart
Where did the idea come from for the book?
A friend suggested I write a book where the princess had to go on the quest to save the prince, and Quest of the Hart was born.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Kaylee- Britt Robertson
Devlin- Chace Crawford (with longer hair)
Sabrina- Shelley Hennig
Arabella- Phoebe Tonkin (just needs violet eyes and blacker hair)
Thaddeus- Jake Sandvig
(and yes, it's pure coincidence that 3 of those people are on the same show!)
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A reverse Sleeping Beauty tale where the princess goes on the quest to save the prince.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I am publishing through Muse It Up, a small publishing press.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
First draft? I'm not sure. I know I have about 8 years into this book (and many different incarnations!)
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I hate to compare, but seeing I have too, I'd say Kristin Cashore's Graceling and Tanith Lee's Wolf Tower
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
See question 2 :-)
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
All the princesses in my world have animal abilities that allow them to do special things (talk to animals, see through the eyes of animals. things like that.)
Now, for my tags! Be sure to hop over and see:
Nicole Zoltack (posting today)
Cherie Reich (posted previously- link goes to her post)
Margaret Fieland (posting today)