The Next Big Thing

What is The Next Big Thing? Well, it’s a blog hop that involves as many indie authors as possible. It’s an opportunity for bloggers to introduce their followers to other authors. There are specific rules, but rules are made to be broken. For example, I’m supposed to answer 10 questions about myself and post them on this blog. Well, the author who tagged me for this blog hop, Amy Metz, has already posted my answers on her BLOG. Why? Because during the week she was supposed to participate in The Next Big Thing, she was busy promoting my book (Thank you, Amy). So, our blog hop has turned into a blog swap as well. So, without further rambling, it is my honor to introduce Amy Metz:

What is the working title of your book?

Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction
Where did the idea come from for the book?

Family stories I’ve heard since childhood about the real murders of family members.

What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Viggo Mortensen would be Jackson and Naomi Watts would be Tess
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A humorous southern mystery.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It was published by Iconic Publishing in August 2012.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I’m not sure. About a year?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The Equalizer series by Dixie Cash: My Heart May Be Broken, But My Hair Still Looks Great, Don’t Make Me Choose Between You And My Shoes, and Curing The Blues With A New Pair of Shoes.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
The real murders of my great uncle and my great grandmother in the 1930s.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The town, full of quirky characters, is almost a character itself.

I hope everyone will take some time to stop by Amy’s blog at A Blue Million Books

According to the rules for The Next Big Thing, I am supposed to tag five authors to participate next week. Many of the authors I contacted have either already participated in The Next Big Thing, or they already have something else scheduled. Since I’ve already bent the rules, I’m going to tag these authors regardless of whether or not they’re able to participate. After all, this blog hop is about sharing and making new friends, right? I urge you to visit the following blogs. Read their posts. Leave comments. Follow these blogs. It’s always good to make new friends, and who knows? One of these authors could be The Next Big Thing.

Michel Prince
Melanie Dent
Gregory Hart
Kate Jack
Kay Kauffman
Sophie Tallis
Will MacMillan Jones
AFE Smith


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