What is the working title of your next book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It’s a sequel to my novel ANTics.
What genre does your book fall under?
Children. It’s a fantasy adventure for ages 7+.
What actors would you choose to play the aprt of your characters in a movie rendition?
That’s a toughie because if it was turned into a movie, it would be animated. So I’m having to think of voices, not looks. RepugnANT, the baddie in ANTics, has undergone a personality change in MutANTs. He’s now a cool dude. I think Owen Wilson might work. Zube is a street smart, smart-mouthed, happy-go-lucky ant who takes on responsibilities he’s not used to. Possibly Will Smith for Zube.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A crawly ragtag army must work together to rescue their friends from Mutant slaveraider ants.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
Two months on/off. I suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), which causes pains to my hands, wrists and arms, from using the computer too much. So I have to ration my usage. Plus I play golf and that takes up a lot of my time.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genere?
That’s difficult to say. I’ve never read anything like it, so I’d like to think it’s unique.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I didn’t plan to write a sequel to ANTics but my characters "talked" me into. They never shut up while I was editing.
What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
It’s the next adventure for my intrepid, little ants who made their first appearance in ANTics. Readers may be interested to know the idea for the story was first inspired by a dream after watching a group of ants carry a potato crisp back to their nest. Hopefully it gives an insight into the insect world and will help children to respect the Animal Kingdom.
It's certainly been a learning curve for me. Before writing ANTics, the word bug used to make me cringe. Creepy crawly is just one of those phrases that makes you shiver. Now I have more respect and understanding for our crawly friends, who are all part of the Circle of Life.
Here are the blog links for:
Jeff Joseph http://jeffjosephauthor.wordpress.com/
And Sherrie Lowe www.sherrielowe.co.uk
I tagged author Morgan K Wyatt. Here's her link: http://bit.ly/11tfLNj