Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blog Hop

My author-friend, Eileen Rife, has asked me to join in on a blog hop discussing a work in progress. You can read Eileen's interview on her blog by clicking here:

Now for my interview about a writing project in progress right now.

What is the working title of your next book?


Where did the idea come from for the book?

Would you believe a little daydreaming? This book, like many of my stories, comes from one little idea that blossoms into something bigger from mulling it over. I was thinking how women I am in contact with will feel they don't have any purpose through God. They feel they have done something to mess that up. But, God always has a plan and purpose for each life.

In what genre does your book fall?

INHERITANCE is a contemporary Christian romance.

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

For the main female character, Alex, I could see Mandy Moore doing a good job with her.
As for Chase, the male lead, I'm thinking John Corbett from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

What is the one sentence synopsis for your book?

Alex's life has been a series of fits and starts until she meets Chase, and the two embark on a treasure hunt.

Who is publishing your book?

I am actually revising the manuscript for my editor at Pelican Book Group, so I'm hopeful that they will like it and contract it.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

The first draft was probably written over a six month time frame. But, it has been through several transformations to hone it to its current form.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

That's hard to say. I suppose the romance aspect might resemble Sandwich, With a Side of Romance. There is a hint of mystery - I can't recall a comparable book.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

First, the inspiration for this book came from young women I've met through my role as devotion leader at a pregnancy center. God seemed to want to show that He always has a plan for each person's life no matter what past she is struggling to get over.

What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?

Alex's upbringing and inheritance involves her Granny Olivia. The reader will discover throughout the story just what a rich godly heritage was left behind for Alex despite granny's eccentric ways.

There you have it - a sneak peak at a novel I'm working on now. I hope and pray that I will soon be able to announce that it is contracted and readers can get the whole story.

Please check out another author-friend, Brooke Cox, who is posting her interview on her work in progress.
Find her blog here:

Thank you, Eileen, for giving me this opportunity.


Eileen Rife said...

Inheritance sounds like a touching story, Paula! Look forward to hearing more about it's progress.

Brooksie said...

Alex is a wonderful story that needs to be told. We all make mistakes in life, but those mistakes don't have to shut us
down. Just like you said Paula, God has a purpose for each of us.