Authors Answer Questions about Their Works in Progress
My WIP is a third in a trilogy about Lilyan and Nicholas Xanthakos, the main characters in my Revolutionary War romantic suspense, The Chamomile, released in November 2011, and which won the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick award as a top novel for the season. Linda Glaz is representing the sequel entitled
Where did the idea come from? The idea came from the many fabulous reviews for The Chamomile and my many readers who asked for more about Lilyan and Nicholas. I love them too, and want to keep them in my life a while longer.
Genre: Inspirational historical suspense.
I envision Sarah Bolger as Lilyan and Henry Cavill as Nicholas. They both had leading roles in the TV series The Tudors. Mr. Cavill played Charles Brandon, and Ms. Bolger played Lady Mary Tudor.
Short Synopsis: I don’t have it all worked out yet, but Lilyan and Nicholas, now successful vintners in the Blue Ridge Mountains, take their three children on a sailing trip to Roanoke Island, NC, to pick up root cuttings that have been shipped from the Mediterranean. About halfway between
and the Outerbanks of NC, they run across a slave ship dumping the dead into
the ocean. They save one of the slaves,
a female who is still alive and near the delivery of her child. The slave has smallpox, so the captain of the
ship puts the Xanthakos family on an island in the Outerbanks. They are
attacked by pirates and all sorts of exciting things begin to happen. Charleston, SC
Agency Representation? Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency, is representing,
, the sequel to The
How long did it take to write that first draft? I’m only four chapters in.
What other books in this genre compare? Similar books would be The Restitution by MaryLu Tyndall and Loves Reckoning by Laura Franz.
Any others in this genre? As I mentioned, The Chamomile was released in November 2011.
Anything to add? I am having great fun researching pirates in the Outerbanks and all the shipwrecks near Diamond Shoals, called the “Graveyard of the
Atlantic.” My husband and I visited a maritime museum in
the area that was so fascinating I spent HOURS combing through books and maps
until Rick finally fell asleep in a chair. Argh!
If you’re interested in other authors’ WIPs, follow this “Hop” by visiting Amy Magaw’s blog next Wednesday, December 12.
Amy Magaw - - http://vcpbooks.blogspot.com
Also, if you want to read about other Works in Progress, please visit these blogs.
Tamera Kraft - http://tameralynnkraft.com
Lisa Lickel - http://www.lisalickel.com
Davalynn Spencer - http://www.davalynnspencer.blogspot.com
Karen Wingate - http://karenwingate.com/blog
Karen Prough - http://karencampbellprough.com/blog
Gail Kittleson – http://gailkittleson.blogspot.com
Linda Maran - http://lindamaran.blogspot.com
Linda Glaz - http://lindaglaz.blogspot.com