Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing Chain Gang!


What is the working title of your book?

Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire)

Where did the idea come from for the book?

One day the characters of S. Teri O'Type and his hapless protégé, Curt Child, were simply there in my head having conversations about how to be gay . . . better. 

What genre does your book fall under?

Satire. Humor. LGBT Humor. And Humor. I said Humor, right?

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

A question I've pondered muchly. Conversations with S. Teri O'Type would best be adapted as an animated film, but if I had to choose real actors . . .

If Jack Black weren't available to play poor clueless Curt, Jim Parsons could play both roles on the stage.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Curt Child is a man in his mid-forties who just can't seem to get gay enough for anyone to notice, not to mention the man of his dreams, so he's enlisted the help of his oldest and gayest friend S. Teri O'Type to drag him a few inches down the Road to Greater Gayness.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

The book has been self-published through CreateSpace. It is available on Amazon and also on Kindle. It also has its own blog now. You can find it at Oh Mighty Gayru!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Two Years. 

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I don't know of any book like Conversations with S. Teri O'Type

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The inspiration for the book probably came from the "That's so Gay" campaign a few years ago, but the book took on a life of its own very quickly in my head. As I said above, the characters were  just there talking to each other. They became their own inspiration. 

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Conversations with S. Teri O'Type is a series of lessons in Greater Gayness. The dialogue has been called "volcanic," "explosive" and even "the Himalayas during an avalanche." The book could be called a flash novel or a "plovel" (a cross between a novel and a play). It's number 1 on the Goodreads LGBT Humor list. 

I must be off,

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