Basically it's a way of finding out a little something about what your favorite authors are up to while being introduced to authors who might be new to you. You don't have to do anything and no one is giving anything away, so no pressure.
1. What is the working title of your book?
Blood Red Butterfly
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
I have a number of titles that were picked up for translation by the Japanese publisher Shinkoshan, and I thought it would be fun to write something that maybe supported that effort -- but also that gave me a chance to try something new. Something fun and challenging at the same time.
3. What is the genre of the book?
I'm calling it a "yaoi-hybrid." It's a crime story but despite machine guns and gangs and bludgeoned old ladies, it's not what you would call a SERIOUS crime story. Most Japanese manga has a surreal feel to me, so that's what I'm trying to capture--without getting too far out there.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I'm really hoping Astro Boy is available. My people are talking to his people.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Despite falling in love with manga artist Kai Tashiro, Homicide Detective Ryo Miller is determined to break the alibi Kai is supplying his murderous boyfriend--even if it means breaking Kai with it.
This one will come out through my Just Joshin imprint.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Still working on it. It'll probably take about two weeks. It's not a terribly complicated story.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Well, I know a number of m/m authors are experimenting with yaoi and shouen-ai, but I'm sorry to say I'm so far unfamiliar with them. I am (reasonably) familiar with yaoi classics like Fake, Bronze, Kizuna, etc. Although I don't think my work really compares.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I'm always looking for a new angle, a new approach. Something fun for readers and fun for me too.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Um...it's going to have a really nice cover?
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