The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I received a wonderful surprise when I checked my emails around 2 a.m.


I have been nominated to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop by fellow blogger and writer, Leila Gaskin.

A huge thank you to you Leila. You Rock, chick!

So, what is this Blog Hop? I’m glad you asked. ‘The Next Big Thing’ is a sort of blog hop post, in which I’ll have to answer questions and then choose other bloggers to answer them as well. As each of us pass the questions on, we are in fact introducing our readers to the writers that we admire.

So, here are the 10 questions that I’m to answer:

1. What is the working title of your book?

Revelation: Book 1 of the Andromeda Rising Series

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

Idris Elba as Heimdall in the film, Thor.
Idris Elba as Heimdall in the film, Thor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The idea actually started with the main character. My husband and I went to the drive-in to see “Thor” and I was inspired to create a character based on the actor Idris Elba; who played Heimdall.

3. What genre does your book fall under?

Military Science Fiction with a Thriller twist (I hope).

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Well, definitely Idris Elba as Captain Ingram, Robbie Coltrane as High Warlord Set’Ch, and Hugo Weaving as Over Commander J’Ferris Kriil.

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 

When an old enemy resurfaces in a new way, Captain John Ingram is tasked with finding out why they’ve returned, who their new ally is, and why his superiors don’t want anyone to know about the new threat.

6. What is the longer synopsis of your book?

After two decades of peace, an old enemy of the De’Lien Alliance has resurfaced with a vengeance. Captain John Ingram has been tasked by the Alliance with finding out why they’ve returned and who the enemy has allied with to provide them with new technology. However the further he digs for answers, the more Captain Ingram begins to believe that his government has been hiding a secret that, if exposed, would bring about the destruction of the Alliance.

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

That’s a good questions. I’d love to self-publish; however I am open to the possibilities of going the more traditional route. But I’d prefer to self-publish because I’d have more control (not that I have control issues) over the cover, marketing and, well control in general (again, not that I have control issues…much).

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

I started in 2011 and am still working on it; especially since I had to rework the plot three times before I was finally happy with the one I have now.

9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I have been a science fiction fan since I was knee-high to a Hobbit. However, when I started seriously pursuing my career, I was writing what I thought I had to for others. Then a very good friend of mine, Sebra Ferrell, told me that I could only successfully write what was in my heart. So I’d have to say that Sebra was my inspiration for writing this.

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

Well, I think that the fact that there are fascinating space battles, diplomatic intrigue and characters that the reader can identify with might pique the interest of most readers.

Well, now it’s time for me to pass the torch to the two writers that admire. And the winners are…

T.L. Evans

Mark Sheldon

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