I was recently asked by Helle Gade, a talented photographer, poet, blogger and writer to take part in this Blog Hop!
For this Blog Hop I am to answer 10 questions about my work in progress then tag other authors to do the same.
Here we go:
1: What is the working title of your book? Searching for Ellen
2: Where did the idea come from for the book? Back in 2000, I made the decision to actively start searching for my biological mother, and since writing has always been a necessary part of my life, naturally, I kept journals during the search. Towards the end of the search, a friend told me I needed to write my story. Thirteen years later? I’m almost ready to send the 2nd draft to my editor.
3: What genre does your book fall under? Autobiographical/Memoir
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Good question. They’d have to look great with purple and pink hair though!
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Imagine not knowing your heritage; Imagine not knowing who you received your hair and eye color from; Imagine not knowing what medical problems you are likely to do battle with, simply because you do not know your biological family’s medical history. Now imagine searching and finally finding the answers.
6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Self-published, baby! I love the support within the Indie Author community!
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Thirteen years.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I have no idea. I don’t think it’s really that easy to compare memoirs or autobiographies, because they’re personal. My experience is no more, and no less important than anyone else’s.
9: Who or What inspired you to write this book? My biological mother, Ellen. The strength she has is just inspiring. I want to honor her for how selfless, generous, giving, and amazing she is. She is truly one of my heroes in this world.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? At it’s core, Searching for Ellen is a different kind of love story.
Here are the authors I’m tagging:
Justin Bog, Ben Ditmars, Dionne Lister, Barry Crowther, and Tracy James Jones.
I would like to thank Helle for tagging me for this wonderful Blog Hop. Please take a moment to stop by and say “hello” to her and follow her on Twitter!
Can’t wait to read this, Amber. I love your auto-bio work.
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