Tag Archives: #authors

The Next Big Thing #Blog #Hop Wk 19 @AlmightyDavidL @kaiology @UnRestrictedLuv

Week 19 ‘THE NEXT BIG THING’ BLOG HOP

I’m two days late but, hey, it’s all good! :-) We are blog hopping our way through some new reads. What a great way to be introduced to some wonderful authors you might have not known about. Be sure to follow our blog hop and be introduced to some exciting reads as well as works in progress. Below you will be able to learn a little about myself and the authors who follow me in week 20. Be sure to check them all out, for they are amazing authors who are paving a way for themselves!! Special thanks to Kai Mann, My #1 Mentor at www.kai-mann.com for asking me to participate.

Q: What is the working title of your book?
A: Innocence, GA

Q: Where did the idea come from for the book?
A: My experiences the 2 years I lived in Georgia, as well as some fiction.

Q: What genre does your book fall under?
A: Fiction/Suspense

Q: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
A: Judy Marte as Ty, Adepero Oduye as Kaydi, and Aasha Davis as Fatima

Q: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A: Tired of the blight in their neighborhoods, three girls transplant themselves to a small town in sunny Georgia, where the people are happy and friendly…until secrets are revealed and true identities are exposed.

Q: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
A: Self-published

Q: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A: Off & on, one year. I started during NaNoWriMo 2011.

Q: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
A: Innocence, GA is sprinkled with a bit of Romance & Suspense coupled with an urban flair.

Q: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
A: The short time I lived in Georgia was FUN, but there was a lot of drama around me. I’ve put off writing about it for years, & I feel now is the right time.

Q: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A: Ty, Kaydi, and Fatima are 3 young women who like to have fun. When you add greed, revenge, and hidden agendas to the equation, readers will follow along in anticipation to see where they end up next.

Here’s a list of my tagged blog hop authors for next week. Check out their blogs next Wednesday, November 7th, to read about their WIPs and New Releases:

Author David L. – www.totalpackagepublications.blogspot.com
Author LaRedeaux – www.lovelifewriter.com

Top 10 Reasons Virtual Book Tours Blow Actual Ones Away | A. R. Silverberry

Top 10 Reasons Virtual Book Tours Blow Actual Ones Away | A. R. Silverberry.

10 People You Should Follow on #Twitter

Here’s a list of people worth following on Twitter (not in any particular order):

10. @duolit – They offer a wide range of “indie” writing advice in regards to publishing, marketing & other stuff.
9. @5M5QW – Joey Pinkney is an author and avid reader who does a great job promoting fellow authors on his site.
8. @Holla_KGreene – Kelly Greene is a Detroit native and thought writer and, along with myself, apart of the Motown Writers Network.
7. @sylviahubbard1 – Sylvia Hubbard is the founder of the Motown Writers Network and offers a bevy of resources for writers (and laughs). She was my biggest inspiration for publishing my book. #Realtalk
6. @kaiology – Author, blogger and my mentor. Follow her for regular doses of motivation.
5. @RoseyDXoXo – Author, blogger and fellow MWN member.
4. @lajefferson – Author, blogger and fellow MWN member.
3. @OneSingleRose – Rosemarie is one of the baddest (meaning good) Poets in Detroit. Definitely follow her because she’s doing great things!!!
2. @apblogopera – Anderson Place is an urban soap opera (on the web) based in Detroit, MI and its Metropolitan areas. Myself and 3 other writers contribute to the blog. Catch up on episodes on your lunch break! :0)
1. @SextMessaging – Sext Messaging is my 1st movie in the works –based on my short story S&M: Sexts & Messaging.

This is not an inclusive list, but a great start!!!

If your book is a movie, who’s in your dream cast?

Let me just start by saying that the Self Publishing Team are magnificent when it comes to all things “writing.” So, I thank them for this blog post idea.

If my short story S&M: Sexts & Messaging were being made into a movie (which, by the way, it is –>SEE! –but I digress) my dream cast would be:

Omari Hardwick as Hank (Sabra’s husband)
Omari Hardwick

Melissa DeSousa as Sabra
Melissa DeSousa

Lance Gross as Kenzu
Lance

Anika Noni Rose as Quatrina
Anika

*All photos courtesy of IMDB*

Who would your dream cast be?

What book made you want to become a writer? #WritingPrompts #amwriting @duolit @phephi

I knew I wanted to become a writer after I read Sylvia Hubbard’s Mistaken Identity.
Mistaken Identity

Now, share with us, what book made you want to become a writer?