I’m participating in a fun little book promotion experiment. I’m answering 10 questions about my book, and including links to 5 authors, who will in turn answer 10 questions about their books and include links to 5 authors who will in turn answer 10 questions about their books and so on into Infinity.
Here’s a link to Frances Lefkowitz’ website. She invited me, so I’m recommending you back to her too! No. I really am. Her book, TO HAVE NOT, was named one of five “Best Memoirs of 2010” by SheKnows.com. The cover art for her memoir is awesome and so is her blog.
Now back to me.
Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:
What is your working title of your book (or story)?
Hollywood Buckaroo, a novel
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Years ago, I worked on location for the filming of The Howling VII: New Moon Rising (worst moviein the universe, I promise!), which happened to be in Pioneertown, California, a place that was built to be a working western movie set. I fell in love with the place and the people, and was intrigued by the uneasy but necessary relationship between the people who lived in the town and the Hollywood people who came to work there.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Wow, you mean books can be turned into movies? Wow! Ryan Gosling could probably play all the roles.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A man. No plan. A hamburger commercial. A wild west town. A mess.
Oh, wait. That’s 5 sentences. Let’s try the 3-sentence version:
What can happen to a director on a failing shoot? Plenty, as all aspects of life are thrown his way. Amid his efforts to save the doomed project, eccentric locals crack open his heart and jumpstart his creative juices.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Neither! It won a prize and was published by Black Lawrence Press, a small, highly regarded independent publisher.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
First draft: 6 months. Publication: Nearly 20 years later.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Home Land by Sam Lipsyte, Art in America by Ron McLarty
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I’m interested in the emotional paradox of creative people, who can be ambitious and egotistical, yet sensitive and insecure. If you think I’m talking about myself, why are you trying to hurt my feelings?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It’s a fun, fast read about the behind-the-scenes emotional and professional chaos of people living and striving on the fringe of the fringe of the fringe of the filmmaking world.
And here’s a link to the first author who’s agreed to play in the chain:
Liz Dubelman – thanks Liz!
More authors to come, I promise.