Blog Hop – The Next Big Thing

A blog hop? Yep, The Next Big Thing Blog Hop landed here 🙂

What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way readers can discover new authors. It gives us (writes and readers) another way to connect.

Here, you’ll have the chance to find new authors along with information about Elaine D Walsh and her novel Restoration.  See the links below to meet three other authors you might like to check out.

I’d like to thank fellow author Elaine D Walsh for tagging me to participate.

Click the links below to find out about Elaine D Walsh’s novel Atomic Summer or to visit her and learn more about her other work:

Atomic Summer

Website & Blog:

In this particular hop, I and 3 fellow authors, in their respective blogs, have answered 10 questions where you get to learn about our current work in progress as well as some insights into our process, from characters and inspirations to plotting and cover decisions. I hope you enjoy it!

Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions.

1: What is the working title of your book? My latest book is Lotierie the Legend

2: Where did the idea come from for the book? Take The Usual Suspects, The Godfather, GoodFellas, Louis Prima music, an old school bar, and a female protagonist who looks like a young Sophia Loren, throw it all in a blender, and this is what my brain comes up with.

3: What genre does your book come under? Crime, murder mystery

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Sophia Loren as the matriarch, Paul Newman (visiting from the other side!) playing Julius Lotierie, traveling back in our time machine, a young Sophia Loren playing the protagonist – Victoria Lotierie, Janine Turner playing the older sister – Natalie Lotierie. Here’s my idea board for the novel on Pinterest: Legend – The Story of the Lotierie Family

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? A powerful, corrupt man is murdered and it falls to his youngest daughter to solve the crime, avenge her father’s death and take over her father’s business while outwitting the police, keeping her family together, and protecting her father’s legend.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency? I’ve self-published my first two novels and an anthology with good results. I will probably self-publish this novel as well.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 1 month – Legend – The Story of the Lotierie family is a JuNoWriMo novel. 

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? see my answer to question 2.

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book? see question 2 (again)!

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? I hope that readers are interested to see a female protagonist in this situation and how she takes on the roles that are given to her by her father before his death and after his murder. While it is an unusual situation and unusual circumstances, it’s still family. 

Below you will find authors who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading! And, Happy New Year!

1. Laura Ritchie – Laura Ritchie’s Y/A Website

2. Lisamarie Lamb – The Moonlit Door

3. Robyn Leatherman – The One AM Pen


About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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4 Responses to Blog Hop – The Next Big Thing

  1. barksoutloud says:

    Melinda, your new novel sounds excellent. I am sure it will be a great read! Thanks for being apart of the TNBT and sharing!

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