Mysti Parker has tagged me in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. Thank you, Mysti! I will answer ten questions about my book, and then tag five other authors for next week.

Here are the ten questions and answers:

1. What is the title of your book?
The Grave Winner

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
The title came to me when I was writing another book. I thought it sounded strange, since why would anyone win a grave? My mind started whirring, I started writing, and I eventually found out the answer. Hint – it’s not a good thing to win a grave.

3. What genre does your book fall under?
YA paranormal fantasy romance

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Aaron Eckhart would play my main character’s dad. Deborah Ann Woll would play Gretchen who’s one of the baddies, but we only see her picture in this book. As far as the other characters? I have no idea. I don’t know of anyone else who resembles my other characters.

5. What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead — just like the prom queen did.

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be published by a boutique publisher called Crescent Moon Press.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About four months. Then I rewrote a few parts, polished, and scrubbed for another nineteen months. It was so messy!

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Lots of people, but mostly my critique partners. Their enthusiasm kept me motivated!

10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A strong heroine, twists and turns, and enough chills to keep you awake at night!

Tag! The following five people are IT!
1. Liz Grace Davis
2. Trish
3. Tania F. Walsh
4. Rachel McClellan
5. Jamie Ayres