PRETTY SLY: The Next Big Thing?

I have had the good fortune of being tagged by the lovely Beth Kephart (have you read Small Damages yet? I am so eager to dive into this one), so I am now the latest in a writers blog chain talking about our next books, our next big thang thangs. So here goes:

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:

What is the working title of your book?

Pretty Sly

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Like its predecessor, Pretty Crooked, it’s inspired partially by Robin Hood and partially by the real-life exploits of the Barefoot Bandit.

What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary mystery/thriller.

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

Okay, I had to do some research on this. Addison Timlin could do a mean Willa—she looks a lot like her and she’s also a Philly girl, so props. I’d cast Tony Oller as Aidan, Keke Palmer as Cherise and Evan Ross as Tre.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Girl goes on the road to find her missing mother and a whole lot of trouble.

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

About three months.

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

Pretty Little Liars meets Heist Society meets Sweet Valley High.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Well, Willa’s last adventures ended on a mighty cliffhanger, so that had to be rectified.

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

If you like road trips, makeout scenes, movie stars and lots of high-action heists, then this just might be the book for you!

I now pass the baton to E.C. Myers. Take it away, E.C.!

P.S. I will be at Towne Book Center in Trappe on Saturday for a workshop and signing from 3 p.m. Come say hi!

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