She’s baaaaaack.  Thanks to fellow blogger and literary genius, Crystal Collier, the Compulsive Creator, I have been tagged for The Next Big Blog Hop.  To be completely honest, I considered pretending like I’d dropped off the face of the earth.  But, while I am feeling pretty reclusive lately, I am NOT a party poop.  So, I will gladly play along and answer the ten questions about my most current WIP (or re-WIP). 

1. What is the working title of your book?

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

My personal move from L.A. to the rural west of Ireland.  (Write what ya know, right?) 

3. What genre does your book fall under? 
YA Time-Slip (slips between historical and contemporary)

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? 
Hmmm . . . maybe: 

In the 5th Century:  Kaya Scodelario and Liam Hemsworth

In the Present:  Hailee Steinfeld and Landon Liboiron

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A teenager, miserable about moving to rural Ireland from Southern California, discovers her past life on a remote lake island. 

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Please, dear God, deliver unto me an agency. 

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 
Um, well, if you include all the research, and interviewing old people who know about the past and unpacking and acclimating myself to my new home and having to buy and get used to a new computer after my old one died . . . three years.  Is that a run-on sentence? 

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

9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Spirits from the past.  I get visits from dead people.  Sometimes they stay for lunch.  Leave their ideas behind, that sort of thing. 

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

Have you ever found yourself in a new place and just known things?  Things you shouldn’t know, like where things are you’ve never seen or even heard of?  Or people’s names or place names?  There are a lot of possible explanations for knowing the unknowable.  This story explores one of them. 

And to:  
L.G.Smith at
Dianne Salerni at
Serena Lawless at

I say, ‘Tag, you’re it!" 


  1. Hey, I love the sound of this. I do like reincarnation stores, and I'll bet your research is full of fascinating stuff. Ha! If you read my last post at all, you'll know I'm pretty sure I was a warrior in another life. All that Mercury energy is coming out in this life through my novel. :)

    And thanks for tagging me. I did do this one about a month or so ago. It's a fun one to do.

    1. Pretty sure I mean Mars energy, but apparently my inner warrior was sleepy when I wrote that comment. :P

      Also, I hope you write some posts about your research. I'd be interested to see how you went about that.

    2. Heck yeah, I read your post - that's why I thought of tagging you! Mars for war and Mercury for communication, which is very important to warriors. Thanks for the encouragement, warrior princess.

  2. Oh swoon! I love your cast! And your story. Um, may I have more of it, please..

  3. Hi, Fiona! Thanks for the tag! I'm glad to know you're still working on this story. I think YA readers will be fascinated by the Druids and their history in ancient Ireland!

  4. Great casting! And I second both Tammy and Dianne. Can I have more? And, I am so glad you're still working on this.