I was tagged by Jacquie Rogers to blog about my Next Big Thing. Here goes...
Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing
- What is the working title of your book?
Fly Away Heart
- Where did the idea come from for the book?
This story takes place in 1932 during the Great Depression. The hero,
survived the Titanic when he was 10
years old along with his mother but his father went down with the ship. Robin Pierpont Robin has a dreaded fear of deep water but a love for
the sky and airplanes. He and his mother make their first appearance in For Love of Banjo. I love the
era of the Great Depression and Prohibition. Exciting times. Of course, Robin gets involved with rum running and is about to
lose everything including the love of his life, . Lilith Wilding
- What genre does your book fall under?
Historical Western Romance
- Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Boy oh boy, I wish it would become a movie. I would choose
Hemsworth from The Hunger Games as . Robin Pierpont Amy Adams would play . Lilith Wilding
- What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
In the time of the Great Depression,
must choose between the love of his life, ,
or saving his friend and his family from a rum runner’s wrath. Lilith Wilding
- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I intend it for my publisher , Western Trail Blazers
- How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I finished the synopsis. I’m presently on Chapter 4 of the first draft.
- What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Thunder Road I didn’t read the book but I saw the old movie on the late show with
and one of his sons. Robert
- Who or What inspired you to write this book?
While I was writing For Love of Banjo, I fell in love with the English kid,
who had suffered so much.
Banjo saved him and his mother from a factory fire when Banjo was in New York
Pierpont Maggie took Robin and his mother, Jane
home with her to Hazard, Wyoming. Jane
worked for Maggie on the ranch and Robin took to ranching as if he had been doing it
since birth. In Fly Away Heart, Jane
has married Banjo’s uncle, Teekonka Red Sky who, like Banjo, is a genius with
mechanical things. He and Robin own a
garage and work on cars but Robin
yearns to fly a plane. In the Great Depression people didn’t have a lot of
money so they bargained and bartered. As payment for some work Robin did on a man’s car, the man pays Robin with a broken down biplane—and the dream
- What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Fly Away Heart is part of a western series in which Harmonica Joe’s Reluctant Bride and For Love of Banjo are presently published. The characters from both previous books resurface in Fly Away Heart. I think readers might enjoy a visit with them and an update on what their lives are like fourteen years later.