Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Game of Tag

Tag! You're an Author and You're "IT"

You may know this game, but not played in quite this manner before. So, Tag an author who is now "IT”. To play this game you have to share your Work in Progress (WIP) or it's a smacked bottom and straight to bed with no supper! Kaykay Obi tagged me, and these are the rules:

·    Give credit (including URL/link) to the person or Blog that caught you and who made you "IT" I was caught fair and square whilst running away.

·    Play by the rules - no pinching, kicking, spitting, Chinese burns, crying and definitely no tantrums! Which also means you must post the rules.

·    You must answer 10 questions about your current WIP, no matter the genre, because possibly we may like to get to know each other a little better (to be honest it's only 9 because as the 10th question is really only the next step)

·    List 5 other authors or Bloggers with their hiding places (URL/Links) so that they can be chased down and made "IT" so we can all go home now we've finished playing. Go in, eat supper, and check out THEIR books.

Q 1) What is the title (or working title) of your book?
The Mark of Noba(The Sterling Wayfairer Series Book #1)
Q 2) What genre(s) does your book fall under (or land near really!)?

Young Adult, Urban-Fantasy, and Dystopian.

Q 3) What actors would you choose to play the characters in the film version of your book?

I'd hate to limit how I see, and how others would see the characters. But maybe Lucas Till for Sterling Wayfairer.

Q 4) What is the main outline for your book?
A teenage boy discovers that he shares a spiritual link with a girl from his school. He in time comes to term that they were originally born from a land where all it's inhabitants have the ability to manipulate different measures of time and ride world paradoxes.

Q 5) Will your book be Indie published, self published or represented by an agency and sold to a traditional publisher?
As much as I would enjoy being published by an agency, I'd hate for them to sweep all the multiculturalism under the rug. We're currently working on the 3rd draft of the book, and we definitely will not be cheap when it comes to hiring an editor. But for now, I'd say we'd most likely Indie published.

Q 6) How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

About 4 months. My co-author and I tend to share the responsibility, and splitting Three Acts between two people is a process we've grown quite accustom to. So it doesn't take long to write a first draft, even if we don't like it 100%

Q 7) What other books in this genre would you compare yours to?
While I don't think there is truly a "one of a kind" idea, it would be hard to break apart the books we've read and compare the two. To be honest, a part of the plot was most inspired by the video game "Kingdom Hearts."

Q 8) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Part of the initial concept came from a dream Libertad had, about a girl running through fire. But watching women in action films, and playing fantasy video games brought out some ideas(even though some concepts were thrown out).

Q 9) What else about the book might pique the reader’s attention?

Multiculturalism is what we believe would pique a reader's attention. As people of color, it's a bit difficult to imagine a world where were not represented.

Q 10) Thank goodness!! Phew I've ran as fast as I can and these are the author's I've caught (and any who don't have a Blog of their own are welcome to have a sleepover at mine and post their answers here)

Now for my five causalities...*Cough* five other authors who will tell you about their WIP:
Olivia Linden
Troy CLE
Kaylee Ryan
Christina Channelle
Tricia Drammeh

ENJOY GUYS... and if you can't take up the challenge then try and pass it on to another author that might be interested.
Thank you :) xoxo


  1. I love that your novel was inspired by a video game. I remember playing my son's PC games to open the levels for him. Some of the imagery and storylines were more impacting than movies I've watched and enjoyed. I also appreciate the multiculturalism. Have you read any Nalini Singh? She writes adult paranormal romance, but she weaves races and cultures so elegantly. Best of luck wiht your novel! Thanks for stopping by my feature and follow. Happy new GFC follower here.


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