Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Did you ever play tag when you were young? Well, here's the author version. I've been tagged for the revolving game, The Next Big Thing. Authors everywhere are playing it.  This week I'm It! It's my turn. So here goes. My next big thing:

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:What is the working title of your book? 
Deadbeat Dads

Where did the idea come from for the book?
This idea came from my husband. He went to the bank and said two women were having a conversation about men who don't pay child support.

What genre does your book fall under?
Women's Fiction

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Boy that's a tough one.  I can't honestly say.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When Erica Morris's husband leaves her for a younger woman, her life drastically changes.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'm still working on it. Off and on for three years.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Not sure there is one.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My husband came home with the idea. He heard it at a bank between two women.  Also a few friends who have gone through divorce.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
It's not just about divorce or deadbeat dads. Erica starts a support group for women dealing with deadbeat dads. In the process she manages to contact some of the men, is being black mailed and meets a man with a deadbeat wife.

Check out more of my books at Amazon and my website
So there you have it, my next big thing and thanks to Gail Roughton for tagging me. Gail is a sweetheart (even though she won't admit it) and a good friend as well as an excellent writer. I love her books.

I'm passing the torch on to other writers I enjoy. I wonder what their next BIG thing is? Let's see together!!

Gail Roughton, author of The War N Wit series as well as Miami Days and Truscan (K)nights and several other books.

Please visit their blogs. They will be publishing their answers to the questions between November 7th  and November 21st. 


Ann Herrick said...

Sounds as if it should be a great story and one many women could relate to, if not directly, then because of people they know who have gone through the same sort of experience.

Heather Haven said...

This story is close to my heart. My father was a deadbeat dad and I remember how much my mother, brother, and I suffered. Not only the finincial loss, but it makes the kids feel worthless. This was, of course, way before most systems were in place to go after the fathers. In those days, if a man left the state, authorities could do practically nothing. It's better now but it is surprising how many people, men and women, think nothing of abandoning their children. It's astonishing to me.

Christine London said...

I can only imagine how much a woman's life would change when left for a younger woman. Oh the self esteem bashing! Oh the depression. I bet your heroine kick butt in the end!

Sounds like a great read, Rosie. I am a "Next Best Thing" gal today to. Do pop over!

Best with your writing,

Christine London

Gail Roughton said...

Gail is not a sweetheart, that's why she won't admit it! But I've been privileged to read some of the early drafting of Deadbeat Dads and I think it'll be one of Ro's best!

Roseanne Dowell said...

Thanks, Ladies. This book is shaping up pretty well. Not sure if it'll be my best, Gail, but hoping.

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