Barry Reese

Pulp Writer Extraordinaire

EmmaWatson-HarryCrowder03The Next Big Thing Blog Tour has been rolling through the Internet for awhile now, moving from one writer’s site to another. The purpose is to not only promote upcoming works but also to help introduce all of you to other authors — who knows? You might find a new favorite series or writer! I was tagged by Bobby Nash and at the end of the post, I’ll tag a few other writers — please check them out!

The rules/questions:

Rules of the Next Big Thing
***Use this format for your post
***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (work in progress)
***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop
over and meet them.

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:

What is your working title of your book?

BR: My next book is GRAVEDIGGER.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

BR: That’s a tough question, to be honest. Gravedigger came about from a wide variety of inspirations — the one that really solidified it for me was the return of Valiant Comics. I’ve always loved their heroes and the tight continuity between their titles — and their recent return has reminded me of that. As a result, I decided that I wanted to add a third series to my shared world of The Rook and Lazarus Gray — a series that would tie everything together. That became Gravedigger.

What genre does your book fall under?

BR: It’s a New Pulp title, with definite Adventure & Horror elements.

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

BR: Gravedigger herself… Jennifer Connelly would be great from a physical standpoint, though she’d have to prove she could do an action role. If she couldn’t swing it, then Kate Beckinsale would be good.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

BR: Charity Grace has been given three years to redeem a lifetime of sin.

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

BR: Gravedigger will be published by Pro Se Press.

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

BR: I wrote Gravedigger in about three months.

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

BR: Well, it fits in with the other books in my shared universe — so if you’re a fan of The Rook or The Adventures of Lazarus Gray,  you’ll enjoy this. If you liked my modern-day slasher horror novel, Rabbit Heart, you’ll also dig this heroine.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

BR: So many things! My love of pulp… of The Shadow… of Valiant… and my interest in kick-ass women with swords. 😉

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

BR: We’ll have a terrific cover by George Sellas — and six lovely interior pieces by Will Meugniot!

So who’s up next? I’m going to tag Tommy Hancock, Ron Fortier, Wayne Reinagel, Derrick Ferguson and Mike Bullock.

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