Sessha’s Next Big Thing
First I want to say thank you to the lovely Webbie Girl (Sarah Yoffa) for choosing me to talk about my next big thing!
1) What is the working title of your next book? Ripples
2) Where did you get the idea for that book? It’s the final book in the Shinobi Saga. I wrote it right after I finished Shadow Wolf, but, after some time away, I’m now re-writing the ending.
3) What’s the genre of the book? Transgressive homoerotic fiction
4) If you could pick actors to play the lead characters in your story, who would you pick? I haven’t the vaguest idea – I never even considered it for a movie, it’s awfully dark for entertainment, and I don’t know of any albino Japanese men Yoshi would need to be pretty, though, and Makoto large and intimidating.
5) How would you describe your book in one sentence? Married and looking forward to the future, Yoshi and Makoto’s life should be wonderful, but secret longings, old habits and their consequences make the future more uncertain than ever.
6) (a) How will your book be published, submitted through the traditional route to a traditional publisher or will you be handling it yourself through Indie Publishing methods? (b) If you’re an Indie Author, will you be publishing through your own Indie Publishing company or in a collective with other Indie Authors? After losing not one, but two, indie publishers I decided to take over the reins of my own future and have stopped submitting. It, like my other books, will be published by myself
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of this book? I wrote the entire Shadow Wolf/Ripples manuscript in three months. Over half a million words in its raw state, about half of that in final polished form.
What other books within your genre are similar to yours? There really aren’t any books similar to mine, that’s why I started writing them. I wanted to read the stories no one was writing.
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book? I’ve always been intrigued by secret societies – and what is more secretive than a ninja? The perfect setting to explore the consequences of duty over self taken to the extreme.
10) What about your book will pique the reader’s interest? Hmmmm . . . a wedding, a foursome, births, deaths and twist and turns you would never expect.