The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Terah Van Dusen recently left a comment inviting me to take part in this blog hop.  Sounded like fun, so here it goes!

1: What is the  title of your book?
Poison, Perennials, and a Poltergeist (Petal Pushers Mystery Series, Book 1)

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
It started as a fun idea for NaNoWRiMo a few years ago.

3: What genre does your book come under?
Cozy Mystery

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Melissa McCarthy (LOVE her) would be perfect to play Darci Shelton.  She’s an awesome actress who could totally nail Darci’s humor, as well as the dramatic scenes.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Darci Shelton must figure out if her new flower shop’s resident ghost is an asset or a curse while she struggles to put Petal Pushers in the black; she nearly gets herself killed helping the sheriff with a murder case, plus she has to find out what the ghost wants, before it scares everyone away…or worse.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
My book is published by Grey Gate Media, LLC, under their Raven’s Wing Books imprint.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
30 days and long nights.  🙂  NaNo makes sure each November is my busiest, most productive month.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
All stories are unique, which makes comparing titles difficult, but I think you could find my book on the same shelf as those by Susan Wittig Albert, Stephanie Bond, and Lucy March.

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The setting is a fictionalized version of my hometown, Dixon, Kentucky, for the small town Southern charm.  I wanted to show a determined woman following her dream of opening a flower shop, but also the effect she and Petal Pushers have on customers and her community . . . including the ghost.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Poison, Perennials, and a Poltergeist is a ghost story and a murder mystery rolled into one.  Plus, readers have talked about how much they enjoy the plant tips included at the end of each chapter.

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6 comments on “The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

  1. It sounds so good, Tina! I love cozy mystery! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  2. Excellent! Thank you SO MUCH for participating! I am uber-intruiged by your story from Dixon, Kentucky. The setting sounds like it has so much character! Dixon? Kentucky? Yes!

  3. Yay, congrats for finishing your first draft in Nano. 🙂

    • Most of manuscripts are born during NaNo. Then they go through many, many, many 🙂 revisions. And my son participated in NaNo’s Young Writer program the past few years.

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