Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Be Inspired

The lovely Brenda at Passionate Pursuits tagged me in the Be Inspired blog hop. I have to answer 10 questions and mention 5 writers who inspire me. Here I go!


1. What is the name of your book?
Touch of Death


2. Where did the idea for the book come from?
I was writing another manuscript at the time and it had the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus, in it. I discovered a lesser known myth about Ophiuchus and Medusa, and Touch of Death was born from there.


3. In what genre would you classify your book?
Paranormal


4. If you had to pick actors to play your characters in a movie, who would you pick?
The girl on my cover is my vision for Jodi. I want to know if she can act. As for Alex, I'm not really sure. It's hard for me to find actors who look the way I envision my characters.


5. Provide a synopsis.
Jodi Marshall isn’t sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she’s in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she’s being stalked by some guy no one seems to know.

After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he’s not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she’s part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendents of Medusa. A branch of necromancers with poisoned blood writhing in their veins.

Jodi’s deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased. She has to leave her old, normal life behind before she hurts the people she loves. As if that isn’t difficult enough, Jodi discovers she’s the chosen one who has to save the rest of her kind from perishing at the hands of Hades. If she can’t figure out how to control her power, history will repeat itself, and her race will become extinct.



6. Is your book published/represented?
Touch of Death is represented by my amazing agent, Lauren Hammond and will be published January 15, 2013 by Spencer Hill Press.


7. How long did it take to write the book?
I drafted it in 14 days.


8. What other books in your genre would you compare it to?
Shatter Me meets The Walking Dead.


9. What authors inspired you to write this book?
Lauren Hammond, my awesome agent, was a huge inspiration for this book. She was very excited about it and cheered me on as I drafted.


10. Tell us anything that might pique interest in your book.
Here's my log line created by Spencer Hill Press: Having poison running through your veins and a kiss that kills really puts a dent in high school.


Now, tag five writers:
Rachel Harris
Trisha Wolfe
Jolene Perry
Shannon Duffy
Brenda Drake

And for everyone else, tell me about your WIP in the comments. I'd love to hear about them. :)

50 comments:

  1. Whoa, 14 days! I'm impressed!

    A fun post, and nice to hear more about your book.

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  2. Great post, can't wait till it is out.

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    1. Thanks, Rick. I'm excited for the release.

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  3. Hey Kelly,
    Great post. I'm in a writers' group with several aspiring YA authors. I will send them the link to your blog. Congrats on the book coming out!
    Best,
    Michele

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    1. Thanks, Michele. I appreciate that and I'd love to get to know them. :)

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  4. I love the cover and description of your book. I like how ideas branch off of other ideas. I find out many interesting things while researching for a book that I can use in another.

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    1. Same here. I think inspiration inspires more inspiration--if that makes sense. ;)

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  5. Okay Kelly, I'm so ready to read this now! All this teasing... :-D

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    1. Sorry. I was tagged. I couldn't help it. :) I'm glad you're excited for it though.

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  6. I loved finding out more about your book. I cannot believe it only took you 14 days to draft! Amazing! The plot sounds very intriguing and I am looking forward to reading Tocuh of Death!

    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks, Jess. I'm glad you are looking forward to it.

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  7. 14 days! I'm seriously jealous, Kelly. But I'm happy for you. I will definitely be looking for your book.

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    1. My record is 12 days. I get kind of crazy when I'm drafting. ;)

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  8. I'm like the others....14 days?! Do you have a word processor hard-wired into your brain? :) Sounds exciting!

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    1. It's not me; it's my characters. They won't stop talking. It's a struggle to keep up sometimes. :)

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  9. Now this is a fun tag. Seeing all you get done in a day, Kelly, writing a full novel in fourteen is beyond amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Mirka. Yeah, it is a fun tag. Different too!

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  10. Sorry, I got a little drool on your blog. 14 days had me salivating. :)

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  11. I'm with everyone else...14 days! That's hardcore. I can't imagine drafting a novel in only 2 weeks. I'm so happy for you with your book coming out next year.

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  12. A great tag post. :) After I read Shatter Me and completely loved it, then watched walking dead, I really look forward to Touch of Death. Love the logline. :)

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    1. I was so honored to have my book compared to them. :)

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  13. Love, LOVE, love it, Mistress Kelly. I cannot wait to read the book. You are the virtual find I am ever grateful to have found.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Brenda. I feel the same way about you.

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  14. WOW!! Way cool - I shall do this tomorrow :-D

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  15. Thank you for tagging me. This is so awesome. I'll have to fit it in between contests. Touch of Death sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read it! <3

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. I can't wait to read your post. :)

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  16. This is such a fun tag. It was such a blast reading your answers. :-)

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  17. I just love your blurb. It's so well written and makes the book sound awesome!! :-)

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    1. My agent pretty much wrote that blurb. Very little was changed from her pitch. Love her! :)

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  18. Can't wait to read your book, and 14 days... WOW!

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    1. People seem to be impressed with the 14 days, but I know someone who makes me look slow. ;)

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  19. Love your logline. Intriguing. My wip is about 4 teens that form a club to survive their families and school.

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  20. congratulations on being tagged. I love the title of your book.

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  21. Necromancers ---> cool idea. I look forward to reading your book! :D

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  22. Drafted it in that short a time? You were fast!

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    1. Thanks! Kate Kaynak at Spencer Hill Press created it. I love it.

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