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December 5, 2012 | 1 Comment
by: Staci Stallings
This is so fun!
In a few seconds I’m going to share with you my Next Big Thing, but first thanks to Gail Pallotta, who’s one of my writer friends on the ‘Net for tagging me in the Next Big Thing blog hop! This is the Next Big Thing blog hop in which you get to hop back and forth through the posts to find new and exciting authors and books. Some authors will share upcoming books, some will share already released books, others will give you a peek into their current work in progress! So hop around and enjoy all of the excitement!
Now, I’m here now to answer…
10 Questions about My Next Big Thing
And then stick around at the end for a great opportunity and more fantastic blogs!
Hope you have fun…
What is the working title of your next book?
My next big thing will be coming out in February. It’s called “Eternity.”
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Many years ago I was on a message board for a show that was very popular at the time but the series was ending. There was one actor I just LOVED on the show. He had an emotional depth that for a young man was astounding. Then one night I went to a movie and there was a guy in the movie that just captivated me. Back on the message board, I was expounding on how fantastic these two guys were, and someone said, “Someone should make a movie with the two of them in it.”
Well, I had already written 7 full-length novels to that point, and I WAS inspired. 30 days later, “Eternity” was finished.
What genre does your book fall under?
Contemporary Inspirational Fiction (great story, great message, not overtly Christian)
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Well, THAT’S easy! The lead role of Aaron Foster is played by Freddie Prinze Jr.
Aaron’s best friend, Drew Easton is played by Rider Strong.
And Mena Suvari is Harmony Jordan.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
He set her up with his best friend, then fell in love with her. Now what?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be published through Spirit Light Books as all of mine are.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
30 days. Fastest one I ever wrote, and you will probably read it that fast as well. It kind of grabs hold of you and won’t let go!
What is unique about this book?
This is the love triangle that will rip your heart out and stomp on it… in a good way. You’ve got Aaron, the nice above-average, completely clueless guy. You’ve got Harmony, the love-struck girl next door who Aaron sees as his best friend in the world but nothing more than that. And then you’ve got Drew who you will absolutely fall in love with and then hate everyone else for what’s about to happen.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
They say that nice guys finish last, but what happens when you’ve got TWO nice guys, and only one can win the girl’s heart?
Do you have anything to keep us entertained while we wait?
I certainly do…
You have ONE DAY LEFT to get
“Christian fiction at it’s best!”
Don’t miss out!
Then visit the next five outstanding blogs in the Next Big Thing blog hop!
March 29, 2012 | No comments yet
Still talking about blogs and how to make them work for you… We talked just a bit about SEO (search engine optimization) earlier. To optimize your blog for the search engines, you must focus on two key points: 1) Internally, in the blog, you MUST make heavy use of keywords. That means deciding…
March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment
If you’re an author, after your website, your most important Landing Page will probably be your Amazon book page (or your Smashwords/B&N, etc.). I’m going to talk here about Amazon because they have a dynamic page that you can do many things with. If you have other book landing pages, you can take…
March 1, 2012 | No comments yet
So what do you put on this fabulous website you are creating (or remodeling)? Here is another graphic to explain what I mean by “your essential presence on the ‘net.” Forgive the drawing, but it shows just how many things you need to include on your website (when you get them or if…
February 28, 2012 | No comments yet
As you can see, on the Build the Hill graphic, the only thing bigger than your website is your actual books. Your website is your essential presence on the ‘net, your ultimate landing page. Now you may decide to use your blog for this purpose, and that’s fine. But you need to think…
February 23, 2012 | No comments yet
Last time we talked in general about Landing Pages. Today I want to give you a little better understanding about how many and how varied landing pages can be. First, remember that before you can send anyone to your content from a promo, you must have a place to send them. We call…