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Bloghoppin’ & Boppin’

I love my growing community of author friends. It’s one of the things I’m discovering that I love about having published a book.  Together, we share the joys and frustrations of selling ourselves and our books. We share our experiences and ideas and inspire each other onward. We support one another and celebrate  each other’s triumphs. We lovingly steal each other’s great ideas and learn from one another’s mistakes. Fellow John Hunt author, Carolyn Mathews, sent me the  following list of questions as part of a bloghopping party. I’m not sure where the party started, but since I’m here, I might as well dance…

1. What is the working title of your book or project?  My book is The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound.

2. Where did the idea come from for the book or project? Originally, I was wanting to write a non-fiction book about sound healing. It was taking me years, so I turned the book into fiction, and poof! It was written in a couple of months.

3. What genre does it fall under, if any? My book is a tricky one to place. It is a work of fiction and yet it is based on truth. It is written like a manual in some respects, so there is a self-help element to it. But it is also a good story.

4. If applicable, who would you choose to play your characters in a movie? I love this question. Whoopie Goldberg comes to mind to play the eccentric Goddess character. She’s got the ‘tude and sense of humor to carry it off…and a pretty dynamite voice to match. For the struggling vocalist, I would cast Emily Blunt or Zooey Deschenel .

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your manuscript or project? This is the story of a woman determined to find her authentic voice as she walks through the 10 Gates of Sound with the Goddess of Music by her side.

6. Will your book or story be self-published or represented by an agency? It is already published by Roundfire, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I sort of already answered that. I took about 2 months once I decided to swing towards fiction.

8. What other book or stories would you compare this story to within the genre? Victor Wooten’s The Music Lesson comes to mind as does Illusions by Richard Bach. It has some Carlos Castaneda to it too.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book or story? Life inspired me. Music inspired me. All of my teachers inspired me.

10. What else about the book or story might pique the reader’s interest? This book is really magical. That isn’t just a subtitle. If someone is ready to do its work, it is going to start a transformational process.

I’ve tagged the following authors to answer these same questions on their blogs:

Danielle Boonstra, Without Fear of Falling

Deborah Lloyd, Believe and It Is True

And here are some authors who answered these questions before me:

Peggy Payne, Cobalt Blue

Carolyn Mathews, Transforming Pandora

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