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.