An Introduction to THE BOOK (of Disastrous Events)

I was not tagged, I stole these questions from Kylie Scott because they looked like fun to answer.

[Here’s how it works:

  • Answer the 10 questions below
  • Spread the fun and tag other writers to participate.] <—I tag YOU Pikachu.

1. What is the title of your book / WIP?
the Liberation of Aurora Kale

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

A lot of places, to be honest. I can’t pinpoint where it began… although the original version of the story did contain a bit of influence from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist (Hiromu Arakawa) and the anime/manga series Black Butler (Yana Toboso). The Steampunk genre was an influence, although the book is not openly Steampunk.

3. What genre would your book fall under?

Fantasy Adventure (Young Adult)

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Indiana Evans as Aurora
Nicholas Hoult as Xandehr
Sam Claflin as Nineteen

5. What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
A crippled gravedigger is reunited with a faerie-possessed childhood acquaintance who is trying to escape the influence of her Immortal guardians.6. Is your book published or represented?
Neither. It’s still in the editing stages.

7. How long did it take you to write it?

The first draft took me a month to write.8. What other books in your genre would you compare it to?
Hm… possibly the Laws of Magic series by Michael Pryor, a little bit of the Picture of Dorian Grey (not the same genre I know…), and perhaps a hint of the Belgariad by David Eddings… [Does the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen count?]

9. Which authors inspired you to write this book?

Michael Pryor, definitely, D. M. Cornish, probably many others that are not currently springing to mind.

10. Tell us anything else that might pique our interest in your book
Here are some selected facts, some of them may be lies;
-The hero and the heroine first met when she threw an encyclopedia at his head.
-One of the central characters is not referred to by his real name until the second book.
-Time travel is mentioned and possible, but not used.
-One of the characters is an Immortal woman of Indian descent who has bright purple hair and was almost single-handedly responsible for the French Revolution.
-The character Aurora Kale is named after one of my best friends, but in a roundabout way.
-The novel was originally called Sympathy/Empathy and I made a cover for it that can be found here.
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