What is the working title of your book?
My working title is called Shed a Little Light, and to me it represents a hope that we all need once in a while.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It actually came as an idea for the NaNoWriMo challenge. I didn't know what to write, but somehow I got the idea of four people with life issues, and it sounded so warm and inviting, that I knew that I was on the right track.
What genre does your book fall under?
I thought it would be best to describe it as a hot chocolate for the wounded soul. Once I heard my first character talking in my head, I knew that this was the genre I would choose
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
If I had that possibility to choose, the three male characters would be: Dominic Cooper as the James, Ryan Gosling as David, and Colin Firth as Michael. The female characters would be: Amy Adams as Andrea and Michelle Trachenberg as Emma.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Two women and two men, who have never seen each other before become intricately connected by an unlikely man at their favorite cafe, where they came to realize they are not alone in their problems, and that someone is always there to help them.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
As a start I plan to publish it myself, in three parts via PayPal. If it goes well, I might consider turning to the agency.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Since this is the NaNoWriMo challenge, there are still a few days left for me to finish it, and I am almost close to finishing it.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Most likely all the books by Cecelia Ahern, because she so beautifully paints the magic of life, that is a pleasure to read it over and over and over again.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Through the first week of the NaNoWriMo challenge I realized that the biggest inspiration comes from my own past, so this is in a way a healing process for me as well, only split between four people. And it is my wish for other people who read the book, to find some relief for themselves as well.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
This is a story that is based on 95 percent of the truth; it is a way for a young woman to learn to face her demons and hopefully help others along the way.
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