1. What is the working title of your book?
The Lost Mountains
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
I chose five or so objects randomly and included them in the first scene. After writing that, I pretty much kept adding in things off the top of my head. My latest idea for a minor subplot was made because I wanted a character to stroke his mustache. I started building a character and a subplot around the idea.
3. What genre does the book fall under?
It's Epic Fantasy with a bit of Heroic Fantasy (a knight instead of an everyman protagonist).
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I don't think it would translate well into a screenplay.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When a band of knights hits its prime, an equal gang of evil creatures awakens with the intent to destroy all good.
6. If you plan to publish, will your book be self-published or published traditionally?
I refuse to self-publish. If it isn't good enough to be traditionally published by a large press, I'll just have to write another.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I haven't finished yet, but I started it in June of 2009.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The Hobbit (although with an older audience)
9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My cousin Zachary Shenal and my sixth grade English teacher
10. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
It has dragons (albeit with some twists) and a rather unique magic system.