My previous entry was about my current work, but as you can see if you check out the other authors, I don’t follow directions very well. Here are the answers to the official questions in the new author blog hop. I don’t yet have anyone lined up for the next hop, but I’m working on it.
1: What is the working title of your book?
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
There were two characters in a previous work whom I had to delete because they didn’t fit the overall theme. I hated to give them up, so I transported them back in time.
3. What genre does your book come under?
Steampunk (Sci-fi alternate history.)
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I hadn’t thought about that much. The title character is Cuban, so I’ll have to research Latino actors. As for his sidekick Hank, maybe Nathan Fillion?
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
In an alternate-history America of 1901, a gay Cuban engineer and a cowboy turned Quaker team up to oppose a disastrous war.
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
It is not published yet. I am considering the possibility of self-publishing it as a serial in several parts.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
So far, about six about months. I hope to finish the entire novel by October.
8: Is this your first novel?
No. I finished my first novel, Centrifugal Force,in October of 2012. It is political science fiction involving a group of computer hackers who plot to overthrow the government. Since I didn’t see much of a market for it in the traditional market, I self-published It’s currently available on Amazon.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
A friend of mine was writing a steampunk novel and it looked like fun.
Oh my gosh, I had been picturing Nathan as Hank in my head as I have been reading it!
I love this story and can’t wait until you publish it.