Blog Hop – The Next Big Thing

I’m excited to be hosting Kathleen George on my blog today.  She’s graciously agreed to take part in the Blog Hop – “The Next Best Thing.”  Kathleen is the author of eight books:  Simple, Hideout, Pittsburgh Noir, The Odds, Afterimage, Fallen, Taken and The Man in the Buick.  I can’t wait to read her next book and soak up some Pittsburgh noir!  Read on and learn what Kathleen is up to now.

What is the working title of your book?
Blood.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
A relative with a health problem that I turned into a murder!

What genre does your book fall under?
Police thriller/police suspense.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Gabrielle Byrne, Melissa George.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
The police try to place an orphaned boy with a good family and when he disappears, they have to figure out who his father (the only suspect they have) actually is.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Hopefully neither.  Hopefully straight to editor.  Will keep you all posted.

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

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I don’t have much sense of that.  Sorry.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Things my husband said.  One of them is what he says every time he is leaving the house.  “And so I’m leaving.”  That was the working title for a while but I already know that not only are there too many similar titles but that no editor is going to consider that an okay title for a police thriller.  They’re going to want something close to  . . . Blood.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Characters I really care about, people, fictional yes, who make me cry when I write about them.

Thank you, Kathleen, for stopping by the Blog Hop.  We’re all looking forward to Blood!

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