Wednesday, November 7, 2012


The past few years have been full of high profile reads—50 Shades of Gray, Twilight, and more. Love them or hate them, you have to admit you have at least heard of them.

As Independent Authors we all dare to dream we will be next, and well let’s face it, you never know ... right?  With some hard work and the right marketing any one of us could be the next most talked about Author.

With that thought I jumped on this Hop, what is a blog traffic hop? Well I didn’t know until I asked.

Basically, it’s an Independent Authors game of tag. 

One author posts, and then tags five other authors, who each link back to them. Exponentially it is a marketing gold mine, and you my fair reader have hopefully just increased your to read list. Finding new and exciting authors you may never have found otherwise. Some of us are still writing, others are just being released. 

Either way, for you Fiction Lovers, a treasure trove awaits and I’d like to thank fellow Author Marci Baun for tagging me to participate.

Click the links to find out about Marci Baun's books.

In this particular hop I and my fellow authors each in their perspective blogs have answered 10 questions where you get to learn about our current WIP (Works in Progress) as well as some goodies as to our process, from characters and inspirations to photographic / cinematic eye candy! I hope you enjoy it!

If this or any other items pique your interest, please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions.


1: What is the working title of your book?

            Slave Trader – In the Name of Freedom.

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

I think my main character, Detective Billie McCoy came first before the actual idea for the book. Once I’d established her, I put together some villains and thought about where I could go with them and eventually ended up with slave traders. 

3: What genre does your book fall under?

            I would say action / adventure / crime.

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

            Umm. I have been looking but haven’t yet found anyone suitable. I think I would like someone new and unknown so they could grow and build their own reputation with the movie, and then the next one :)

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

            Slave Trader – In the Name of Freedom is an action/adventure story which follows Detective Billie McCoy in her fight for freedom after she is caught up in a modern day slavery trade run by a corrupt cop.

6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

            My book is represented by Wild Child Publishing.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

            My story flowed quite easily so I wrote my first draft probably within a couple of months. It’s all the editing that follows which takes up the time.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

            To tell you the truth, I haven’t really seen any that I can compare mine to but I’m sure there must be some out there, somewhere, maybe.

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

At the time I wrote Slave Trader (many years ago), there weren’t too many heroines around, in books or movies, so I decided to create my own. I wanted someone who wouldn’t crumble at the first sign of trouble, someone strong in character and genuine in personality, and someone able to look after herself … hence Detective Billie McCoy stepped into my world.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
            It’s fast moving with many twists and action scenes, and amidst it all is a building bond of friendship between certain unlikely characters.

Below you will find authors, who will be joining me by blog next Wednesday, November 14. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!

Chad Mcpherson: Author of Dangerous Waters


Victoria Roder:

Molly Dean: Author of The Twilight Garden
Twitter: Molly Dean@mollydean1

Rae Lori:

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Blog - A Writer's Dream -

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Sandy Curtis:



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  1. Like the responses, Carol! Can't wait to read the sequel!!

  2. Thanks Chad. Great to hear from you. Still can't guess what's going to happen, huh? lol

  3. Hehe :) I just know your going to break down one of these days and give me some inside info!! An early Christmas present maybe??

  4. g) Maybe Chad, and that's a big maybe :)

    May I say a big thank you and welcome to my five authors; Chad, Vicki, Molly, Rae and Sandy.

  5. Carol, really enjoyed wandering around your blog and learning about you and your work. I too have been 'The Next Big Thing' and have found it really fun and it has lead me to new authors and new friends. I shall be back again. Good luck with your books and future sales. Jx