Blog Tag – I’m IT

I’m playing Indie Author tag today, and I’m IT. Being “IT” means that I share information about my work in progress (WIP).

The Rules

1.Give credit (including a link) to the Author who tagged you.
2.Play by the rules, therefore you must post the rules!
3.You MUST answer all ten questions (below) some are quite hard but do your best.
4. List five other authors with links at the end that you have “tagged” so that the game can continue.

Link Back

The author who tagged me is P.C. Zick, author of Trails in the Sand, “a family saga with love triangles, sea turtles, and an oil spill. P.C.’s work in progress is temporarily titled “Safe Harbor.” It’s contemporary fiction with an environmental theme. Read more about P.C. and her work at


What is the title or working title of your WIP?

I’m on the third working title. The first was The Legacy of Lucie Bosell. Second, Wanda’s Revenge. Third, Cold Comfort. That one may stick. Please leave a comment if one of these appeals to you.

What genres does your novel fall under?

Like The Girl on the Mountain, it’s historical, with emphasis on adventure and romance.

What actors (Dream Cast) would you choose to play the characters in a film version?

WandaCameron Diazshe needs to be feisty, and dancing’s a plus

Lucie – Brenda VaccaroWanda’s moonshining granny. I think she’ll like the part!

WillKirk Acevedothe good guy, romantic interest, picked for his dramatic good looks.

HargisSteve Buscemihe can be so nasty.

Virgie – Lisa Kudrowyou’ll love her.

What is the main outline for your book?

Widowed, broke, and newly susceptible to fits of rage, Wanda leaves her small daughter and travels to the West Virginia town she left fourteen years earlier. She’s been summoned by her grandmother, Lucie Bosell, a woman she met only once, a notorious moonshiner. The year is 1915, and the territory has been devastated by fires and floods. West Virginia has just enacted prohibition, and Granny Lucie, who’s lost her home place, is eager to get back into illegal distilling. With the promises of a legacy for her daughter, Wanda plays along with Lucie’s schemes. But the whiskey business attracts bad people, and Wanda is soon fighting for her life.

Will your book be Indie published/self published, or represented by an agency and sold to a traditional publisher?

I’m already making plans to publish this myself, but I’m open to suggestion.

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

Six months for the first draft. Six more to the fourth, where the work is now.

What other books in this genre would you compare your book to?

I haven’t a clue. I’m flattered by a review that compared my first novel to Twain, Steinbeck, and Charles PortisTrue Grit. Must be my gritty characters. Others have said Edith Wharton (I wish) maybe because my writing style is direct and unadorned.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

When early readers of The Girl on the Mountain said 13-year-old Wanda might “steal the show,” I decided to make her the focus of the next story.

What else about the book might pique readers’ attention?

Like The Girl on the Mountain, this one is full of one-of-a-kind characters. There’s a lot about moonshining, for which I’m thankful to members in the historical forum at

Five other Indie Authors I’m tagging: Please stop by their sites and say hello.

M. J. Ascot

Tom Gondolfi

Annamaria Bazzi

Tobias D. Robison

F. L. Williams

4 thoughts on “Blog Tag – I’m IT”

  1. Wow, you’re certainly steaming ahead, Carol. I’m way behind in my reading and haven’t got to The Girl on The Mountain yet although I’ve been itching to read it since its release. Historical fiction is my preferred genre and I’m looking forward to reading all your books.

    1. J.P., writing is now my full-time job, best I’ve ever had if you don’t count monetary reward. And who’s counting? I probably won’t catch up on reading until I stop writing. Hopefully that won’t be for several more years. As in the past, now I read mainly for the job. Thanks for your comment!

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