Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop


Author Victoria Roder, Bolt Action from Champagne Books

“The past few years have been full of high profile reads—50 Shades of Gray, Twilight, and more. Love them or hate them, you have to admit you have at least heard of them.

As Independent Authors we all dare to dream we will be next, and well let’s face it, you never know ... right?  With some hard work and the right marketing any one of us could be the next most talked about Author.

With that thought I jumped on this Hop, what is a blog traffic hop? Well I didn’t know until I asked.

Basically, it’s an Independent Authors game of tag.

One author posts, and then tags five other authors, who each link back to them. Exponentially it is a marketing gold mine, and you my fair reader have hopefully just increased your to read list. Finding new and exciting authors you may never have found otherwise. Some of us are still writing, others are just being released. 

Either way, for you Fiction Lovers, a treasure trove awaits and I’d like to thank fellow Author Carol Marvell for tagging me to participate. Please check out Carol's website and books.

Website: http://carolmarvell.webs.com/
Buy Slave Trader here:
Blog: http://billiemccoy.blogspot.com.au/

Click the links to find out about Victoria Roder’s books.
Picture Book, An Important Job to Do: A Noah’s Ark Tale:
Devotional, It’s Not You – It’s Them

“In this particular hop I and my fellow authors each in their perspective blogs have answered 10 questions where you get to learn about our current WIP (Works in Progress) as well as some goodies as to our process, from characters and inspirations to photographic/ cinematic eye candy! I hope you enjoy it!
If this or any other items pique your interest, please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions.”
1: What is the working title of your book?
The Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
 As a huge Ghost Hunters® fan, I was fascinated with their episode that took place at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. What a perfect setting for a ghost story.

3: What genre does your book fall under? Paranormal Thriller
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hailey Price played by Ashley Judd

Nathan Christopherson played by Dwayne Johnson
Braxton Turner played by our own Jimmy Thomas

Katie Macy played by Kathy Bates
Tattoo Teddy Macy played by Sam Elliott

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
It might be Heaven checking into The Big House Inn, but it is Hell checking out.
6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Traditional Publishing.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? About a year and a half.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? The Haunting of Hill House.
9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My sister Helen is a paranormal investigator in California. I find that fascinating and I’d love to join her on an investigation. She’s my older sister and would probably cover my eyes like she did when a naked man jumped in the pool we were at, when I was in high school.  
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Opening weekend of a haunted penitentiary, turned bed and breakfast, may be the last as guests battle an ancient evil for their very souls. Converting the former federal prison, into the “The Big House Inn” swallowed Hailey Price’s inheritance from her murdered mother and deceased father’s estate. But, with any luck, the rumors of the federal complex being haunted will boost interest of the Inn. The abandoned Penitentiary, cursed by a witch, is in a constant battle of good verses evil, an eternal struggle for the souls that enter the complex. The paranormal thriller, The Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary is Ghost Ship meets Shutter Island.
Below you will find authors, who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!!

Cathy Coburn
Website: www.cathyandduaine.com
Debbie Roppolo website: http://www.debbieroppolo.weebly.com

Holly HuntWebsite and blog:
Scale & Feather http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=76


  1. Hey Vicki, love your answers, and actors :)

  2. Thanks, Carol. It is kind of fun to cast!

  3. You certainly couldn't go wrong with that cast! Some of my faves! Sam Elliot and The Rock, oh, there's a dream! lol Great going Vicki!

    Marie McGaha, publisher
    Dancing With Bear Publishing

  4. Sounds very creepy, Victoria! I like to watch Ghost Hunters, too, but then I end up with nightmares, which I don't like. LOL And it seems that it fascinates my 8 year old daughter, who also has nightmares. So, I have learned to just keep on going when I see it on. LOL


  5. Thanks for stopping in, Marci. For me, those nightmares lead to interesting books!