The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I got my invitation from Robyn Bachar who’s talking about the next book in her Bad Witch series, Poison in the Blood.

What is your working title of your book?
Saint of Sinners

Where did the idea come from for the book?
It’s the 2nd in a trilogy. The idea for the series came from The Omen. The kid is the son of the devil, but does that mean he has to be evil? What if he didn’t want to be? That’s how I came up with Alex — he’s the Antichrist, but he wants to save the world. The first book Not My Apocalypse is out now.

What genre does your book fall under?
YA Fantasy

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
That’s a tough one. I’m bad at picking actors. I’d probably have to do one of those nation wide searches and make a big deal out of the casting. It could be lots of fun.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
After saving the world, the son of the devil goes to high school.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self-published. I really love being my own publishing company.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Five months. Man, what a slacker! I’m about to start the second edit.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
My editor called the first book “Percy Jackson starring the badass son of Satan”. I’m totally rolling with that.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I wrote Not My Apocalypse for NaNoWriMo 2011, and two or three weeks in, I had an idea for a sequel where the main character goes to high school. Alex wants to be a normal kid and Saint of Sinners is about him trying his best to live a “normal” life. I wanted to explore how he would handle a world he’s only seen through a TV screen, and also how he deals with some of the strange things that pop up in his life (like inadvertently getting worshipers).

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Alex gets in a fight his first week at school because he protects a kid from bullies. That’s a theme that runs through the book: Alex standing up against bullies, defending the weak. He learns more about who he is as a person by facing both teenage problems and supernatural ones.

Oh, and his best friend is a talking cat named Mew-Mew.

The next stops are with E.P. Beaumont and Becca Patterson on January 2.

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