Sing a Worried Song. It's a line from an old blues tune called Worried Man Blues.
|Jaipur, India flower merchant- FG|
A few years ago I read, or heard, a little snippet of a story about a woman who had traveled to India and been so affected by what she saw on her taxi trip to the hotel from the airport, that she holed up in her hotel room for two weeks, unable to leave it. She was paralyzed by culture shock or some kind of profound terror. That story stuck with me and, over the years, whenever I thought of going to India, a place I find myself drawn to, I thought of the woman in the hotel room. I suppose I worried it would happen to me. The idea grew from there. I wonder...What if...?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I can see Evan Adams (Thomas Builds-The-Fire in Smoke Signals) as my character, Joseph. He needs to be about 30, but he looks younger than he is. I'd also love to meet him. He's not only an actor but a physician. Talk about a Renaissance man.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
I actually dislike talking about my books before they're finished. It's a bit of a superstition, or maybe just a suspicion, that if I talk it out, I won't need to write it. But I did agree to this chain interview! So here's what I can safely say: It's a novel set in rural Manitoba and Bombay, India in 1970.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
My hero, Denise Bukowski, represents me.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It's still in progress, but my last novel took about three years, if I disregard the original draft that I wrote ten years earlier.
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