Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Next Big Thing


The talented Erin Ganaway tagged me for The Next Big Thing blog hop. Thank you, Erin! Be sure to check out Erin’s forthcoming title, The Waiting Girl, winner of the Texas Review Press Breakthrough Poetry Prize. More about Erin can be found at


What is the working title of the book?

Sacred Parodies

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I began writing the poems as a series. I did not think at the time they would become a book. I was afraid to send them out for publication because I did not know how readers would response to them. Friend began encouraging me to publish them in a book. The came from a conversation I was having with Duane Locke and Connie Stadler. Duane during the conversation said that the poems felt like sacred parodies and immediately I knew it should be the title of the book.

What genre does your book fall under?


What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

I don’t think there is a movie that I can compare project with.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

I don’t have a sentence but I can give key words like:

Pain, redemption, love, irony, nature, raw, respect…

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

A little more than 2 years

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The writers I respond to in the book

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

The sketches by Marcus Reichert

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

The book was published by Ziggurat Books International.

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