Welcome to this blog hop! What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way that readers can discover new authors, because with bookstores closing and publishers not promoting new authors as much, we need to find a way to introduce readers to authors they may not see in their local bookstore.
Here you’ll find information about Ian Walkley and his book No Remorse, and also links to other authors you might like to check out.
I’d like to thank fellow author Ian Walkley for tagging me to participate. Click the links below to find out about Ian Walkley’s books.
Ian’s Website Ian’s Blog Buy No Remorse
In this particular hop, I and my fellow authors, in their respective blogs, have answered 10 questions where you get to learn about our current work in progress as well as some insights into our process, from characters and inspirations to plotting and cover decisions. I hope you enjoy it!
Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here’s my 10 questions answered!
1: What is the working title of your book?
Joshua and the Lightning Road
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
I decided to join a Write a Young Adult Novel class the day before it started to challenge myself to write in a different genre so scrambled for the idea.
3: What genre does your book come under?
Middle grade adventure fantasy
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I can see Viggo Mortensen with his Lord of the Rings Aragorn look, but much longer hair, as the mysterious man Artemio. Joshua…I’m not so sure. He’s montauk-monster.com/pharmacy/levaquin twelve with dirty blond hair. Ideas anyone?
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Lightning never strikes by chance. Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper learns this the hard way when a bolt strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever. To get him back, Joshua must travel the Lightning Road to a dark world that steals children for their energy. His mission quickly becomes more than a search for his friend–it becomes the battle of his life.
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
Not sure yet!
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The Purloined Boy, The Magnificent 12, The Lighting Thief.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My 9 year old son, Joshua.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It’s steeped in fellowship, family, and trust with a side dish of fantasy. Its twist on mythology and stolen children sets it apart from other tales because the World of Solstar steals children to power their world, a place belonging to twelve very real Other-Worlds connected to Earth that are ruled by the heirs of the fallen Olympian gods.
Below you will find authors who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday, December 5th.
Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!
- Amy Shojai
- August McLaughlin
- Susan Ricci
- Troy McCombs
- Bob Yehling (catch his 12/12!)
August McLaughlin says
Joshua and the Lightning Road sounds fabulous, Donna! I love the familial link, as I’m sure your son will—now and more so in the future. Diving into a new genre must be exciting, too. Can’t wait to read it. 🙂
Off to check out others’ links. Thanks again for including me!
Thanks August! My son Josh really had a hand in plot and making up the cool fantasy creatures too – naming the flying deer ‘skeedars’ and such. It’s got huge potential for a series so I hope so. 🙂
Janice Gable Bashman says
Joshua and the Lightning Road sounds great. I look forward to reading it. And what a wonderful experience to share with your son –I’m sure it’s something you will both cherish forever.
Thanks so much Janice. Josh (the hero in my life and my book:) is so eager for this book to come out…he wants me to come to his school as a traveling author and read it.
Mina B. says
Okay, my son would love this book. Sounds really cool, Donna. I can’t wait to tell him about it. 🙂
Mina, thanks so much for stopping by…if he’s my son’s age I think he’ll love it too 🙂
Catherine Stine says
Donna, I’m looking forward to reading this!