Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop!

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:
Interview with Michael Poeltl, Author

What is the working title of your book? Her Past's Present.
Where did the idea come from for the book? A past life regression I did in 2012.
What genre does your book fall under? Paranormal, general fiction.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Lead character could be played by Kristen Stewart.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
To find purpose in her crumbling day to day, Tess attempts to understand her past, while inadvertently experiencing what came before.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Shopping the idea in a couple of months, but I will self-publish if I have to.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Not done yet, but it will be roughly six months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? It could be compared to Cloud Atlas, but moves much faster.
Who or What inspired you to write this book? All my inspiration comes from within, then once I have the idea mapped out I turn to music to keep the inspiration coming.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Tess, is abandoned by her husband, left with her six month old daughter and throughout the book comes into contact with character and actions whose purpose will become defined through past life regressions. This along with a family secret which is brought up during her hypnosis therapy will keep readers at the edge of their seats.

Monday, December 3, 2012

December, 21st, Winter Solstice, End of the World?

What will you be doing on the 21st of December this year? Consider for a moment that the Dooms-dayers are right, and the Mayan calendar ending on the winter solstice means our numbers up, what would you want to do, or who would  you want to be with when that day cometh?

If nothing else it's a great reason to throw another holiday party, buy t-shirts for all of your friends, "I Survived December 21st, 2012" or something to that effect. Make your own wine or beer to commemorate the event by slapping on some home made labels. There's plenty you could do in order to make the night a blast, and hey, if it really is the end of the world, at least you prepared by stocking up on Gatorade and bacon to assist in your morning hangover.

Whatever you choose to do December 21st, don't be an idiot and break windows or turn over parked cars trying to incite riots. The last thing we need is for a bogus date for the apocalypse, based on a very old calendar that is merely starting anew as our Gregorian calendar does yearly, to spur on an actual apocalypse for anyone. The end of the world will always have  predictors, and will always be just out of reach, so treat this one like the event it is, celebrate responsibly, knowing that we'll all survive this one, just like we have all the others, including Y2K!

Happy holidays and remember, if the 21st is the end, pick up a copy of The Judas Syndrome trilogy before too long, just in case!  ;) Michael Poeltl