Thursday, October 18, 2012


My writer friend Beth Elliot sent me these very interesting questions, so rather than plot a blog this month, I thought I would answer them here. It's much more fun.
 What is the working title of your book?
I have just completed a book and have had it accepted called Under a Grecian Moon.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was sitting looking out of my window on a cold, wet, miserable Tuesday morning. I wished I was somewhere warm and sunny and there you go - I thought I will take myself to a Greek island, and what do you know it all kicked off.

What genre does your book fall under?
Romance with a little mystery but not a romantic suspense.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The man would be difficult, he is in my head and does not remind me of anyone I have ever seen or known. Yes, he is that gorgeous. I'd like to play the heroine - yes, I know I am too old, but Judy Dench when she was young would be perfect. However, I do like Rachel Stirling.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Their lives were full of secrets and lies.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
My book will be published by Whiskey Creek Press.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I never write drafts. My mind doesn't work that way, I never know how things are going to work out. I just go with it and plot as I go along. I could not have a draft and then write around it, it would be too technical for me, but I do know it works for lots of people, just not me.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I like to think it's unique.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
As I said in the beginning, I wanted to be somewhere warm and sunny so I took myself off to this wonderful island. While I was there I met this gorgeous Greek but there had to be so many complications!

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The heroine, she is strong and gutsy. She has had to learn to hide her feelings.

I was tagged by: BETH ELLIOT.

I tagged John Lindermuth.


Paula Martin said...

Can't blame you for wanting to take yourself off to a Greek island after all this miserable weather we've had this 'summer'! Look forward to reading this new book!

margaret blake said...

Thanks Paula, it worked wonderfully, I think I ever got a tan!!!

Beth Elliott said...

I enjoyed that quick trip to a sunny Greek island and look forward to reading this story.

If you need ideas for a hero, you could try a look at my Friday night specials... just research, of course, [heh-heh]

margaret blake said...

Beth I never miss your Friday night specials!

jrlindermuth said...

Congratulations on the new contract, Margaret. Enjoy that Greek isle.

margaret blake said...

Thank you, John. I certainly will enjoy my island.Have to fess up, I have never been to Greece!!!