BLOG HOP – The Next Big Thing

I was recently tagged by Chris Ward, author of the awesome series, Tube Riders.

The rules for the blog hop are as follows:

****Give credit to the person/blog that tagged you
**** Post the rules for the blog hop
****Answer these ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) on your blog
****Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.

Ten Interview Questions for Death Knell.

What is the working title of your book?

This year I’ve released Death Knell, a paranormal mystery about a young woman who is struggling through personal issues while at the same time faced with a puzzle to untangle.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I was on a walk and started thinking. What if someone walking along found a cell phone abandoned on the side of the road? What if it started to ring? Would they pick it up? What if they did and knew the person? Lots of “what if’s” and from that starting point, the kernel of an idea became a book.

What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal Murder Mystery

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

I think Riff Regan (a mostly unknown actress who played Willow in the pilot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) would be my first choice. I would want an innocent but steadfast type.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Haunted by memories of a horrific car crash, Amber must overcome her fear to find her missing friend.

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

It will be published on the ebook Amazon platform and through Createspace.

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

About a year and a half, but I tend to move among multiple stories at the same time.

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

The opening of the book was inspired by the way Mary Higgins Clark works, but I wouldn’t necessarily compare this to any of the murder mysteries I’ve read. Although it’s a mystery, there are some elements that were inspired by the horror genre. I really tried to turn the mystery on its head.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
For me the inspiration came from within. But my whole enjoyment of writing (and the feeling that I am good at it) came much earlier from my mom and Ms. Ray, my fifth grade teacher.

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

It’s a roller coaster ride of a story. I tried really hard to make the reveal a true surprise.

And the writers I’m tagging are –

Rashad Freeman, author of Apocalypse

Cheryl Ramirez author of One Good Redneck Mama

About jeanetteraleigh

Jeanette Raleigh is an artist and author who has spent most of her life at some creative pursuit. Whether painting a castle or writing a novel, Jeanette enjoys the playful aspects of creation and strives to make worlds where others feel at home. You can find her works of art and information about her fiction at
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