Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Week 18 of the next big blog hop . . .


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

As Independent Authors we all dare to dream we will be next runaway best seller, and, well, let’s face it, you never know ... right?

With that thought I jumped on this Hop.  What is a blog 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 Fiction Lovers, a treasure trove awaits and I’d like to thank fellow author S.I. Hayes for tagging me to participate.”

Click the links to find out about S.I Hayes’ books.



Blog: A Writer’s Mind, More or Less


“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?

My most current release is Medicine Man I: The Chief of All Time.

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

I get ideas everywhere, in the case of this book reading some Americana Indian myths and then a visit to a local park in Fond du Lac, WI brought the idea on.  At the time I was at a stage in my life that made me realize a number of truths about being who I am.  I passed these ideas and revelations on to my main character.

3: What genre does your book fall under?

Supernatural mysticism/horror with an underling romance.

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

Tatanka Means as Shannon Running Deer the male MC

Tonantzin Carmelo as Morning Dove the female MC

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

I’m going to cheat here and place the blurb for the pre-order page here: Medicine Man I: The Chief of All Time

Shannon Running Deer is American Indian by blood, he has forsaken his people's ancient ways to embrace the "modern" world as a wealthy, highly successful trauma surgeon.

His comfortable existence begins to unravel when, seemingly by chance, Shannon finds himself gradually drawn into the past. Pursued by an ancient evil, he knows he can change the future, if he can survive the past.​

In the tradition of Diana Gabaldon, S.R. Howen's MEDICINE MAN is a distinctive and atmospheric novel full of spirituality, mystical time travel, passion, and suspense.

You can read an excerpt here:Read Some!~

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

Neither, I am publishing through an Independent Publisher, Wild Child Publishing.com

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

4 months

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

Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five with a mix of Anne Rice and Diana Gabaldon

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book? 

Sometimes Inspiration comes from nowhere, the blank page is there and the ideas come. I thank my muse.  I don’t outline and most times it is as if the characters and their stories already live in my head and are only waiting for me to put fingers to keyboard and let them out.

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

It has everything, adventure, mysticism, horror, romance, and a literary story of growth and self discovery. I like to call it an adult second coming of age story, that moment when you realize that you are an adult and that you are a product of your past. I think for most people that comes sometime in their 40’s when you find yourself becoming what your parents were.  Acceptance, or otherwise, it’s a turning point, immersed in American Indian spirituality, and his own past, the MC makes this journey.

“Below you will find the authors, who will be joining me by blog, Next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark them and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases!  Happy Writing and Reading.

S.R. Howen”

These are the authors whom I have invited on this blog, please visit their sites and bookmark them to visit them again on Oct 31st.

1 Matt Campbell

2 Patricia Yager Delagrange

3 Husein Taherbhai

4. Marci Baun

5 Bastian Caldwell


  1. That hunk you would want to play Shannon in a movie is absolutely YUMMY!!! Think he fits the bill pretty well!

  2. I saw him when i was trying to answer that question and went, YES, that's him. So after I wiped the drool off my keyboard went in search of someone to play Morning Dove.

  3. I love that your main character is named Shannon... For obvious Reasons! :) This is gong to have to be added to my long to read list! Awesome!

    1. Finding the actor was a challenge, there were so many . . . umm, shall we say prospects? But when I came across this guy, got kinda warm in here. You can pre-order the EBook now, print Thanksgiving.

  4. The book sounds like it would be an interesting read (and not just because of the hunk. Although that helped...lol)

    1. Hunks always help, just walk down the romance aisle of any book store. The plus side, is I found the perfect match for a different MC in a different WIP as well.