Welcome to the Dream Project Blog Hop!
Writing is largely solitary, and sometimes a lonely endeavor. Sure, writers talk to friends, experts for research, discuss what works and what doesn’t with their editor, and bounce ideas off of fellow writers. But in the end it’s one person pounding the keyboard or twirling the pencil. But what if it didn’t have to be completely alone?
I’ve enjoyed having both Carl Graves from Extended Imagery and Yezall Stronghold from Covers by Yezall do my cover art. I think I’ll continue to stick with them.
2. Who would you co-write your next novel with? What genre? Why?
I prefer to work with people I know and trust, so I would love to work with my husband, author Jay Merin, on my current project, but he prefers to write solo. My current work-in-progress is a dark urban fantasy, and I’ve actually asked my friend, Troy McCombs if he would like to work with me, because I like his style and I believe it would fit my next novel. Unfortunately, he’s in the middle of another project right now. This would have been my first joint venture in writing, but I guess that will have to wait.
3. Your publisher wants to do an audiobook version of your novel and they’re not sparing any expense. Who do you think can narrate your masterpiece?
Hm… I’d like Gina Torres to narrate my Reliance on Citizens trilogy.
4. They’re really going all out! Your novel is getting a full soundtrack. Who should compose it? If your novel uses a lot of songs, list your compilation here.
Greg Edmonson for sure. He adapted music to fit the story line and characters in the TV show, Firefly. I’m sure he would do the same for my books and characters.
5. Congratulations! Your novel is being turned into a major motion picture. As the creator of the original work, you get to pick the director.
Yay, I choose Joss Whedon!
I think Jared Padalecki would make a wonderful Scott Maddock. In Price of a Bounty, Scott is a military man with a big secret. At the end of the book, he flees his home realm, with good reason, so we don’t see much of him in Canvas Skies. However, with peace restored, he returns in Heart of Humanity bringing his family along with him.
7. You’ve been hired to write a novel based on a preexisting character or franchise from another medium. Which character or franchise is it?
I’d love to write a Firefly novel. I would be honored to write a story about any one of the characters or about the entire group. One thing I absolutely love about Firefly is the unique voice of each of the characters.
8. It’s the anniversary of your favorite literary character’s debut. You’ve been hired (yay, work!) to write an anniversary novel. Who is the literary character?
I have a collection of Cinderella stories from around the world. I think I’d like to try my hand at an ethnic Cinderella story. I usually write with an adult audience in mind, but at some point, I think I’d like to write a story for my daughter to enjoy.
February 6 – Check out Wendy Siefken‘s blog!
February 7 – Kai Wilson‘s blog is live!
February 10 – Stop in and say, “Hi!” to Author Merita King.
February 11 – Dan Peyton has the spotlight!
February 13 – Please visit Lisa Cody’s blog.
February 14 – S.L. Wallace, oh that’s me!
February 15 – Next up is Allison Cosgrove. Tag, you’re it!
February 16 – Here’s Brian Bigelow!
February 17 – Please stop in and say hi to Ed Griffin!
February 18 – DeEtte Beckstead Anderton would love a visit.
February 19 – Won’t you stop by and see Laurie Boris?
February 21 – Way to go, Colleen Rose!
February 23 – Martin Crosbie welcomes you.