I'm supposed to answer all kinds of questions about the book I'm working on. I'm actually working on two other projects, one a sequel to GILDED, and another is a dystopic fantasy. Even though I'm over-the-moon excited about these two projects, they're still in the secret stages where only the Brilliant Ones (my crit partners) and my ninja agent know details.
I thought you might want to hear a little more about GILDED because this baby is coming out to the world next November (Yes! My editor gave me a release month).
What's the working title of your book?
GILDED (Crossing fingers I get to keep the title)
Where did you come up with the idea for your book?
I love mythology. While living in Korea, I was teaching Greek mythology to my students. I thought it would be fun to learn more about mythology of the country I was living at. When I came across the myth of Hameosu and Princess Yuhwa, I was hooked. I knew I was going to write their story.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you play the movie rendition?
For Jae, I'd choose Song Hye Kyo because of her look.
This is how Jae looks most of the time (ticked off, thanks to Haemosu)
But when she's around Marc, the world changes:
For Marc, it would have to be William Moseley.
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
About a 16-year old Korean-American girl who discovers an ancient Korean god has been kidnapping the first-born daughters of her family for generations. And she's next.
If you're interested in a pictorial idea of GILDED, you can check out my Pinterest page here.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Um.... there really isn't much out there in YA. The closest would be the Percy Jackson books. I'm anxiously waiting to read Amanda Sun's INK. From its blurb, it might be the closest YA out there in similarity.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Living in Korea absolutely inspired GILDED. I wrote what I saw, heard, smelled and lived. Most of the scenes were recreations of stuff that actually happened to me. Like the ski scene. So me.
What else about this book might pique a reader's interest?
If you like books with: tough fighter girls, romance, lots of action, dragons, portals, fantasy and mythology then you'll like GILDED.
Now who to torture next? *rubs hands deviously*