Sunday, September 1, 2013

Novel Post

Well, I am still editing CatT, but hopefully it will be published soon.  Meanwhile, I will use questions from the Next Big Thing tag to tell you a little about it.  Hopefully it will get you excited about Christmas at the Tittletons.

1.  What is the working title of your book?

Christmas at the Tittletons

2.  Where did the idea come from for the book?

I originally wrote the story as a play for my family and my CBC's family to act out together.  Afterwards, I turned it into a novel.  The original idea probably came from a mixture of my favorite Agatha Christie and Charles Dickens stories.

3.  What genre does your book fall under?

Historical Mystery

4.  Which actors would you chose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Yikes!  I have never actually thought of this before.  Hmmmm . . .

I guess David Suchet would make a really good Mr. Jarbour.   I can sort of see Romola Garai as Judith Tittleton, but that seems really silly, because I know the Real Judith is Kiri Liz!  And Judi Dench could probably pull off Mrs. Purdle, while Denis Lawson would make a good Sir John Tittleton.  Miss Hatchet could be played by Ruth Wilson.  For the others, I really cannot think of any actors who would be able to pull off the parts, but then, I am the author!

5.  What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Jessamine Warbling, a charming Victorian socialite, tells the truth behind the scandalous murder at Tittleton House on Christmas in 1850.

6.  Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I am self-publishing this book for now.  Hopefully I can get an agency to publish it later.

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

About one summer!

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

Well, seeing as I am using both Agatha Christi and Charles Dickens as my "models" for this story, I guess that this story is comparable to a mixture of Murder on the Orient Express, A Christmas Carol, and sort-of Oliver Twist.

Anne-girl made up the jist of this last question, and since the book is completed, I am slightly modifying it.

9.  Which scenes are your favorite and least favorite?

My favorite scene is probably the reveal scene, just because it was so much fun to write.  My least favorite scene is definitely the part where Bob Able tells his story because I had to write in a Cockney accent, which is horrendously difficult!

I hope you enjoyed hearing a little more about CatT.  Please look out for it "soon!"

Thanks for reading and God bless,

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