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What is the working title of your book?
I does have a working title, which I have once posted on Instagram but I’m uncertain about whether it’s the right title but I do love it so I’m keeping it under wraps. For now, let’s stick with The Hollywood Project.
Where did the idea come from?
What genre is your WIP?
Historical. It’s a fictional biography with a strong thread of romance but I’m not sure it’s a romance novel per se.
Choose the actors for the movie version.
My book covers 1925 to 1992 so I’d need super flexible actors or more then one per character. Although I think in a dream world Cate Blanchett would make a fabulous Natasha.
One sentence Synopsis of your book.
Rose is an overambitious Hollywood starlet who is keeping a secret, but when her career falters and a lifeline is offered, she has to choose between betraying her lover and saving herself.
Will your WIP be self-published or represented by an agency?
I think I’d love to be represented by an agency, if only because at this stage of my writing life I feel it would be an enormous validation. I also think a traditional publisher would have a better shot at marketing it.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I haven’t finished yet *gulp*
What other books would you compare your story to?
In that it’s a fictional biography set in old Hollywood with lgbtqia+ themes it compares to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Although mine is set a two or three decades earlier and had more of a friendship group focus.
Who or what inspired you to write the book?
I began “writing” the book during a period of ill health when I was too weak to pick up books myself and I started telling myself stories to pass the time. As I recovered I started actually writing them down. This is the fleshed out, reworked version of those stories.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
One of my main characters is non-binary.