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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

THE NEXT BIG THING!: MY TURN!

 

What is the title of your next book?

It’s called The Wolf Banner and follows on from my debut novel Sons of the Wolf. It continues the saga of Wulfhere’s life and the reader will discover more about the historical events that led to the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Invasion.

Where did the idea for the book come from?

My Sons of the Wolf series was inspired by David Howarth’s “1066 the Year of The Conquest”.

What genre does your book fall under?

Definitely Historical Fiction

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

Hmmm, I think that Wulfhere should be played by someone like Kevin McKidd. Edward the Confessor would be Jeremy Irons. If Daniel Craig was a wee bit taller he would definitely make the best Harold Godwinson ever. I’d like to see James Purefoy in their somewhere but not sure who I would cast him as yet. Brian Cox would be good as Leofnoth and Jeremy Irvine as Aemund. For the women I would think that Naomi Watts should play Ealdgytha and Scarlet Johanssen as Freyda. Harold’s Eadgyth should be played by Eva Green and Queen Edith should be played by Kate Beckinsale. Finally, the actress I would like to see cast as Alfgyva would be Emily Blunt. Mind I’m sure there would be others better but thats all I can think of at the moment.

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

Self Published

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

Originally Sons of the Wolf and The Wolf Banner was one big book and it took me 6 years to write and research. However realising it was far too an ambitious project for my first novel, I made it into two books.

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

I think my story compares to Bernard Cornwell in the sense he takes a fictional character and plonks him in a historical setting. I find it easier to write about fictional characters rather than real because with fictional, you can make him be and do whatever you want without having to stick to facts. Don’t get me wrong though, I make sure my book as historically accurate as it can be.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I’ve always wanted to write since I was a young girl reading the likes of Rosemary Sutcliffe, Leon Garfield and Dickens.

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

It has everything, love, romance, blood feuds, family rivalry, battles and intrigue. It’s an emotional roller coaster of adventure interwoven with historical facts and details.
 
Click on the link or more info about my current novel  Sons of the Wolf


I’d like to tag, in my turn, these writers:


Tony Franks Buckley
Christy K Robinson