The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I've been tagged! So here goes nothing. Thanks for including me, Joseph!

What is your working title of your book (or story)?

Fit Into Me

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Several years ago, when I was teaching at Widener University and renting a room in South Philly, I used to go to B2 on E. Passyunk. One afternoon, while flipping through a City Paper, I began highlighting various phrases on each page, which I used to fashion a little story called “Portrait of a Modern Family.” Of the many characters in “Portrait,” the teacher has always captivated me. Some characters never let you go.

What genre does your book fall under?

Fiction.

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

Clémence Poésy's expression here captures the essence of the teacher as I understand her, and the dark and light contrast of this photograph the mood of the book.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A mother’s past comes back to haunt her daughter.

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

Neither. I’d like to keep it in the family.

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

I hope to finish it before the arrival of the daffodils.

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

I think it’s too soon to tell.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Pinterest.

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

Fit Into Me begins with the dresses, “dog,” and Sam from We Take Me Apart.

OK, tag you're it!

Jamie Iredell

Lily Hoang

Matthew Salesses