Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Next Big Thing

I have been tagged by the very talented author, Lynette Sofras to answer 10 questions about my new release, The Christmas Answer, which will be published in November by Prism Book Group.  You can read about Lynette's 'Next Big Thing' on her blog, Manic Scribbler.

Okay here we go:

What is the working title of your book?  The title of my book is The Christmas Answer.  The title did not come about until I finished the last paragraph and there it was just starring me in the face.

Where did the idea come from for the book?  I was listening to a Christian television show and there was a couple who where performing together.  It gave me the idea of writing a story about married Gospel singers and then my imagination took over from there.

What genre does your book fall under?  My book would be Inspirational.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  The main character, Donna Whitestone Dubois would have to be played by Carrie Underwood without a doubt.  I saw her in Soul Surfer and thought she was great.

The male character lead, Mark Dubois could be played by country singer, Jake Owen.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  That is difficult.  How about two sentences? The Christmas Answer is an inspirational story of gospel singer, Donna Dubois who's missionary trip to the Appalachian Mountains forces her to reexamine her life, marriage, and her faith. She discovers God has a plan for her, even when she seems distant from Him.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  I am very blessed to be signed with Prism Book Group formally Inspired Romance Novels.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  I worked on and off for about six months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  I am not sure that I could compare it to another book.  It is a Christmas, love, uplifting and redemption story     

Who or What inspired you to write this book?  I wanted to prove to myself and my son that whatever you want to do in life is achievable if you work hard and stick with it.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?  It is an inspirational Christmas story.  What else do you need to snuggle with in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate?

Next Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the next writer tagged for the 'Next Big Thing' is Carlene Havel.
Be sure and check out her blog: Carlene Havel Blog


  1. We all love Christmas stories and yours sounds like a very good one, Kim.
    It's very interesting, as I blog hop around reading about different authors' works, to see that so far no one has wanted to compare their stories with another writer's. I think that confirms that we all have our own unique ideas and want them to be judged on their own merits.
    I wish you the very best of luck with The Christmas Answer - I certainly wouldn't mind finding it under my tree this year. It sounds lovely.

    1. Thanks Lyn. I appreciate your comments. Who knows Santa's elves could be reading our blogs and you might just get your wish.

  2. Love the behind-the-scenes look at your book (why you wrote it, where the idea came from). Those are always fun.