The Next Big Thing – Stacey Brewer

Last week I went off and visited Mari Collier as part of “The Next Big Thing.”  My participation in the project can be found here.  This week, Stacey Brewer is visiting me.  Her blog can be found here.  Once she has draw answers from her friend, Ivy Hanalea she will post them and then pass the torch to Ivy, who lives here.



(Graphic courtesy of: PicGifs

Deep breath!  So, here are Stacey’s answers to questions about her current work in progress.  I hope the originator did not think singular because I don’t think there is a writer on earth that can work on only one WIP at a time!

1.      What is the working title of your next book?

That’s actually the toughest question on this list!  My working title changes almost daily.  Today, it’s “Crystal Cave,” but yesterday it was “Edge of Shadows.”  Who knows what it will be by the time it’s ready to publish!

2.      Where did the idea come from for the book?

I heard a line in a movie incorrectly, and it created all sorts of new questions and ideas that I want to explore.  Specifically – what happens when a character that is almost purely selfish suddenly discovers he wants to protect someone other than himself?

3.      What genre does your book fall under?

Historical Fiction

4.      What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Actually, I have a Pinterest board dedicated to that question!  Celie, the female main character, looks a lot like Irish singer Janet Devlin, and Orin, the male main character, looks exactly like German model Paul Boche (in this picture).

5.      What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Celie Bryant – a master potion-maker and witch of great talent, is called upon by the Sidhe to renew the potion that keeps the legendary Spear of Lugh safely sleeping before a rogue Sidhe succeeds in waking it fully and using it to tear the Veil between the worlds.

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

I hope to find an agent and traditionally publish.

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

I’m still writing.  We won’t discuss how long I’ve been at it…  >_<

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

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker” by Leanna Renee Hieber is probably the closest of anything I have read.  It uses a historical setting mixed with otherworldly creatures and events.  “Percy Parker” is set in the Victorian Era and mine is set in the Roaring ’20s.

9.      Who or what inspired you to write this book?

All of the great books I’ve ever read, and the hope that someone, somewhere will love my book as much as I love so many others.

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

Flappers, faeries, and speakeasies!

There you go!  Visit Stacey and Ivy to see the continuing saga of how writers manage to guide their creative spirits as best they can until they capture a piece of their imagination for the fun and edification of their readers.


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