The Next Big Thing Blog Chain

Hey Folks, today is my part in The Next Big Thing blog chain. Make sure to stop and visit the links on the bottom next week to see what they have to post at that point.

What is the working title of your book?

The title of the current book is “The Satyr’s Horn” it’s book two of Renfaire Romances, the first book “The Jouster’s Lance” was picked up by Dreamspinner Press and will be released this spring.


Where did the idea come from for the book?

Every summer, I spend a couple of months working at the Colorado Renaissance Faire and there are a ton of characters running around there just waiting to appear in books. After completing the first book in the series, I had already come up with titles for more books and then decided which characters I wanted to us. It really was an easy process for me.


What genre does your book fall under?

This series is really contemporary m/m romance but being set at Renaissance Fairs give the books an almost fantasy feel to them. I think it’s fairly unique


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

Wow, this isn’t something that I normally think about. We’ll need to get back to this at a later date.



What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

When Adrian Mylonas takes a summer job at Scarborough Renaissance Festival, the concert musician does it for a change of pace, little does he know what awaits him in the arms of the hunky elephant trainer.


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

It is my hope that Dreamspinner Press will be interested in this book to go along with “The Jouster’s Lance” making a series that will hopefully continue into several more books.


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

Still working on that, so this will have to be another thing I’ll get back to folks on. Normally it takes me a month or so to finish the first draft of a book.


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

To my knowledge, there’s nothing else like this on the market at this time.


Who or What inspired you to write this book?

As I said earlier, working at the renfair in the summers inspired this series of books. So many of the people there are awesome characters, both in and out of their renfair personas. Is the book based on particular people…no. Most of the characters are from my own creative process, but some of the outward appearances ect are things that I’ve observed at the fair.


What else about your book might interest the reader?

I’m hoping the originality of it will inspire folks to read it. Also there’s the opportunity to learn a bit about elephants and the working behind the scenes of the renaissance fairs that most people who go and enjoy them never stop and think about. It takes a lot of work to craft that illusion, I give you a little peek into that.


Next week in this blog chain please stop by and visit these great blogs.

Fatma Alici

A.M. Burns