Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Next Big Thing ~ Author Diana Anderson

The Next Big Thing is a questionnaire going around the author community. Jennifer Brink tagged me, after talking about her book Cerulean Seas, T​​​he Jessica Hart Series. Participants answer, and then tag five more authors to participate. Tags at the bottom. Also, you'll find guest authors' questions and answers below. Please check out their websites.

What is the working title of your next book?
I’m working on Remember When. I have three on the back burner, Famous in a Small Town, Sundown Gossip, and waiting to be titled is the third in the series of A Southern Country Novel.
(update) Famous in a Small Town got bumped up in the ranks of which novel is next and is available at
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Remember When began when I sat down at my laptop and typed the first thing that came to mind. I never know where I’m going with it at first. I start off with a mystery that I have to figure out as I go. My main character is always at the end of her rope in the beginning, in dire straits in the middle, and hanging by a thread near the end.

What genre does your book fall under?
Remember When, Entering Southern Country, and Sundown Gossip are Mystery/Thriller/Romance/Southern Gothic. A Southern Country Novel series are all Mystery/Thriller/Humor/Southern Gothic.

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Are we talking major motion picture?

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Remember When ~ Disappointment from a miscarriage and divorce, Thera Logan decides to move back to her hometown of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and start a new life, but before she can catch her flight out of Seattle, an event takes place that puts her life in jeopardy, and it won't be the last of these events.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
One month for Remember When, one week for A Vanilla Christmas (Novella), three months each for Happy Valley (1st in the series of A Southern Country Novel) and Mississippi Gambler, and Faded Rose, six months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I like to write similar to what I like to read. I’m a Harlan Coben, Lee Child, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, and Sandra Brown fan. To be as good as these listed authors would be a dream come true.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I’m a restless daydreamer in need of adventure.

What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
Dark mystery, thriller, drama, humor, southern settings, southern characters, surprise, romance, murder, sexual tension, and a few very unusual characters thrown in the mix.

Please check out the author links below.
Wayne Zurl ~
Barbara Boswell Brunner ~
D. A. & S. F. Swem ~