Writers tagging and blogging and writing and pondering
Here we go! I’ve been tagged in a blogging game. This one was sent to me by my writer friend, Janie Bill.
What is the working title of your book? In the Moon of Asterion
Where did the idea come from for the book? It evolved over the (centuries, lol) years as I learned more about Greek myths, and the tradition of the year-king sacrifice. Did any of these men ever try to escape their death obligation? I was intrigued, and wanted to explore the idea.
What genre does your book fall under? Historical Fantasy for adults.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? If my story was put to film, I’d want completely unknown Greeks or men and women of Greek descent, to play the characters. But for the requirements of this tagging game, I’ll throw out a few actors who seem to sort of fit the bill.
Mila Kunis has the lush, incandescent look of a sixteen-year-old Aridela.
Chrysaleon…. he’s a bit thuggy, (thug-like?) but with that certain charm so irresistible to sixteen-year-old girls.
And my oh-so-elusive Menoetius…. at seventeen, before the lioness got him.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? “A Cretan queen, Goddess Athene’s disciple, survives a volcanic eruption and triumphs over Greek invasion, only to be betrayed by the man she loves and trusts, a betrayal that sparks consequences on a divine scale.”
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? My books are published by Erinyes Press.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Two years. The rewrites took about thirteen. In the Moon of Asterion is part of a much larger book.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Maybe it aspires to The Red Tent, (Anita Diamant) The Mists of Avalon, (Marion Zimmer Bradley) or Dreaming the Eagle, (Manda Scott).
Who or what inspired you to write this book? Anne Kent Rush’s book, Moon, Moon, was an early inspiration. Robert Graves and Jacquetta Hawkes added their visions, and the story was born.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Not only does it have elements of heroic Greek tales, it also has an epic love story, murder, betrayal, natural disasters like the world rarely sees, spirituality, and even reincarnation.
I now tag the following world’s greatest writer pals!