Wednesday, December 12, 2012
THE NEXT BIG THING (WEEK 28)
A good friend and writer, Dannie Woodard, has tagged me for this week’s blog hop interview. She is writing a story that she started four years ago and has said more than once that it was finished, but she's still working on it, which I identify with as I started on my own book a couple of years ago and perhaps I am through about 2/3 of the first draft!
Anyway, this blog hop is an interview with me and it's incumbent upon me to tag someone else for next week. Following the blog hop rules, you’ll find my answers to a few questions about my current work in progress below.
What is the working title of your book?
A Life On Fire
Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is a work of fiction based somewhat on facts of incidents in my personal life and from more than 38 years as a Southern California wildland firefighter.
What genre does your book fall under?
Hmmm... good question. As I write it, it has become a bit of a thriller.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Boy, I've not had a chance to even think that far ahead. Let me get it published first!
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
The tough life and times of a Southern California wildland firefighter who was abused as a boy.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I have an agent interested, hopefully that will work out.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Two-an-a-half years so far... still drafting!
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Think Prince Of Tides meets Backdraft in a wildland fire organization.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
This book was completely inspired by myself and things I lived and experienced in my life.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
I'm still keeping the book and its intimate premise close to my chest. I will say however, that no one has written a book like this about a wildland firefighter and the uniquely dangerous work performed by them, especially as portrayed in this very interesting and intimate look into issues that happen to young men but are rarely spoken of. Enough for now. More about this in the future.
Thanks for checking out my blog and taking the time to hear about my book!
Friday, February 10, 2012
you almost died
at the hands of those
whose job it is
to make sure
our world has only
that are desired
i almost let you go myself
after i “rescued” you
you were so hard
to have here
in my peaceful home
i almost gave you back to them
i’m pleased to know
i didn’t have the heart
to do it
one day you will die
and i will cry
will you cry
if i die first?