What is the title of your book?
Where did the idea for the book come from?
I had this crazy plan to write a book. I knew it HAD to be paranormal and, for some unknown reason, I liked the concept of someone painting and then being able to use that painting as some sort of portal. From there, came the story of a boy who has a gift/curse of painting pictures that can than be used to time-travel.
What genre does your book fall under?
YA light sci-fi romance.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
Always a fun question. The main part of Jess would definitely be Steven McQueen, so I hope his schedule is free cause nobody else will cut it.
Cacee has, unfortunately, grown up too much to be in my movie. However, I wrote the book five years ago, and, in my head, Cacee looked a LOT like Rory from Gilmore Girls. So, I'd have to leave it up to the casting director to find someone similar. But, ideal/dream/imaginary casting? Definitely Alexis Bledel when she was younger.
The entire time I wrote Ray, Cacee's father, he was pictured in my head as this guy:
What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
When Jess falls for Cacee he pretends he’s honest as a boy scout—but when they accidentally time-travel he discovers that, in order to survive, he must reveal the criminal past he's been so careful to hide.
Willl your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Agency, I hope!!
How long did it take to write your first draft? About three months for the first, horrible, insanely long, totally awful draft. Then three years to rewrite that into an actual book. haha
What other books would you compare your story to in this genre? Honestly? No idea. That may have been part of the problem, but I've never seen anything like Skipping Time. I know I NEED to be able to compare it to something, but it's not happening. haha
Who or what inspired you to write this book? Basically, I read the Twilight books and went...Hmmmm...so, all you need for a successful book is to write about two people who fall desperately in love but have some reason they can't be together. I can do that! And so, I did.
What else about the book might peak the readers interest?
Well, even though it is a detriment when speaking to an agent, I'd have to say the fact that it's different from anything else makes it a very cool story to read. You won't find anything else with the same premise. It's this very huge, kinda epic love story--you know--the kind all amateur writers should take on. haha. But, all kidding aside, by the time I was done writing it, I was no longer an amateur. I still love the book and the characters and I truly hope someday it finds a place on a shelf somewhere.
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