What is the working title of your book? Deliverance.
Where did the idea for the book come from? On one of our drives from Montreal to Connecticut I happened to spot a big farm house very close to the highway. It was surrounded by nothing but trees everywhere I could see, and had a collection of four/five very old tombstones a few feet from its front door. I imagined what I would feel living in that house and the idea for the book started to brew.
What genre does your book fall under? Mystery/Suspense with a paranormal twist.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Megan: Selma Blair
Jason: James Mcavoy
Maggie: Emma Watson
Constance: Betty White (because of her dramatic range, there's no comedy here!)
Nathaniel: Thomas Sangster
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
The town of Deliverance was named after the hope for its people but residing there there's only death.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I'm still considering my options.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'm still working on it. I have everything mapped out and most of the details resolved, but the manuscript itself is only on chapter 4, some 8000 words long.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
When the Wind Blows by John Saul.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
There are three big layers to this story. First the story of the first settlers arriving to Plymouth and their tragic relationship with the Wampanoag people which brought on a curse over Dighton Rock and the surrounding area. (True story!) (Or at least a real legend.)
Then, there's the present time story of a horror writer trying to get over the death of her only child. She moves to Deliverance, Ms. without knowing the area has been plagued by the disappearance of women for many years. Is there really a curse on the town's people that only Megan can break? Or is there a serial killer on the loose that has his eyes set on her?