Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Next Big Thing

Thanks again to my friend, Gail Baugniet, for thinking of me and including me in "The Next Big Thing". I've been busy these past few weeks, trying to get the book we're highlighting here, completed. Almost there. So, without further ado, here is question number 2, as well as 3 and 4, just to catch up.

TNBT: Where did the idea for the book come from?

Ken:  Storm Warning - A Kelli Storm Novel is the second book in the Kelli Storm series. When I first discovered Kelli and her story, the original idea was for a three book series, which now looks as though there may be a few more books about Kelli's life as a Detective with New York's Finest.

TNBT: What genre would your book fall under?

Ken: Storm Warning - A Kelli Storm Novel falls under the sub-genre of Police Procedural. For those not familiar with the sub-genre, a Police Procedural is a sub-genre of detective fiction which attempts to depict the actions of a police force as they investigate a crime. Think "Blue Bloods" or "Law & Order".

TNBT: Which actor would you choose to play your character in a movie rendition?

Ken: I think I covered this in a post on the blog, or maybe that was in one of my many interviews, can't recall. Oh well, not important. I really hate to say what star I see playing Kelli, because I believe all of my fans have their own idea of Kelli from reading the first book, and I'd hate to ruin the illusion. Sorry.

A very good friend of mine, Gail Baugniet, author of "For Every Action There Are Consequences", invited me to join in on this blog event (TNBT - The Next Big Thing), and I could not turn her down. Gail was invited by Laurie Hanan, author of the Louise Golden mystery series.The event consists of 10 questions about your current WIP (Work in Progress.) Here’s the plan:

A. Answer the ten TNBT questions listed below about your current WIP (Work In Progress)B. Tag five other writers and link their blogs so we can all hop over and read their answers.It’s that simple.

The handbook, Writing Mysteries, edited by Sue Grafton, lists the rules of mystery writing and which ones can be bent. The only one I actually break is having more than two characters in a scene. For the rules of The Next Big Thing, I will definitely tag five other writers and link to their blogs so you can hop over and check out their sites. Gail has tweeked the rules and is breaking up the ten questions. The way it will go is, answer one question per week and tag five other authors each time you answer a question.

Here is Question #1 of The Next Big Thing:

TNBT: What is the title of your book/WIP?

Ken: The title of my current WIP is "Storm Warning - A Kelli Storm Novel". It is the second book in the Kelli Storm series. I don't have a book cover yet, though I have a good idea of what I want it to look like. I'm currently 3/4 completed and plan to have it ready for publication by late August or early September.

And now for the five authors whose work you will definitely want to check out:

Here is the full list of The Next Big Thing questions for you to copy and paste to your blog, along with your answers. Just tag five awesome writers and add their links so we can all follow along.

1. What is the title of your book/WIP?
2. Where did the idea for the book come from?
3. What genre would your book fall under? 
4. Which actor would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
5. What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
6. Is your book published or represented?
7. How long did it take you to write?
8. What other books within your genre would you compare it to?
9. Which authors inspired you to write this book?
10. Tell us anything else that might pique our interest in your book.


  1. Ken, I am definitely looking forward to the next big Kelli Storm novel! Now I'm off to visit the five authors you tagged!

  2. Excellent! I know about you because of this.
    Toby Neal

  3. Gail, it seems that so far, only Everett has responded. I will prod the others again tomorrow.

    Toby,thanks! I checked out your site and the "TNBT" post. I will definitely have to check out the book.

  4. I've read Canals and The Mighty T, by Everett Powers. Fantastic stories, both. Now I'm working on an anthology with him ... a 7DS production. The guy has amazing talent.