1: What is the working title of your book?
Emma: A Latter-day Tale
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
I wanted to write a book about a life coach who likes to play matchmaker.
3: What genre does your book fall under?
Romantic comedy with a smidgen of inspiration
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Whew, I hate these kinds of questions. My two male leads look Bob from The Biggest Loser and a younger version of Mel Gibson. The female lead looks kind of like the little cartoon girl from Brave only she's 23 and six feet tall. How's that for a realistic cast?
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When Emma sets out to make the perfect match, her friend ends up with a burned behind instead of a new boyfriend; nevertheless, Emma doesn't give up, coaching her friend from one disaster to another until she makes the perfect match.
6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I just heard that Cedar Fort will be publishing Emma. The release date is around August 2013.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A little over a year.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Books by Elodia Strain, Rachael Anderson, and Melanie Jacobson.
9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
My book pokes fun at country music since Emma's nemesis, Jena Farley, is a rising country music star. Don't worry, country music lovers, you won't be offended. Most of all, though, it's a book about learning to overcome perfectionism and learning to love yourself.
1 Laurie L.C. Lewis
2 Misty Moncur
3 Mandi Ellsworth
4 Mandi Slack