Barbra Annino – “Next Big Thing” Interview
The fabulous Christiana Miller tagged me as part of this growing author interview series called The Next Big Thing that not only spans genres, but the globe. Huge thanks to Christiana, my friend and co-author on the paranormal novella, A Tale of Three Witches. Check out her work here: http://www.christianamiller.com and her interview here: http://www.litbridge.com/2013/03/06/christiana-miller-next-big-thing-interview/
TNBT: What is the title of your book?
I write the Stacy Justice series, humorous paranormal mysteries. The latest title is Tiger’s Eye.
TNBT: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
In the third heart-pounding installment of the Stacy Justice mystery series, the sassy redheaded reporter—and reluctant witch—discovers a life-changing secret about her father’s death.
TNBT: Where did the idea come from for the book?
This storyline grew organically from the first two titles.
TNBT: What genre does your book fall under?
TNBT: What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Shirley MacLaine for Birdie, Stacy’s grandmother. Ann Margaret, for Stacy’s great aunt, Fiona. Betty White for her other great aunt, Lolly. Emma Stone for Stacy, Ryan Gosling for Chance, Mila Kunis for Cinnamon.
TNBT: How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
It takes me about three months.
TNBT: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I’ve always had a fascination with pagan religions and the supernatural. Ghost stories were a part of my upbringing. That’s what sparked the idea for the series.
TNBT: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Aside from the humor and the who-dunnit, I’d have to say the research. My books combine the spiritual beliefs of pagans, shamans, wiccans and witches with Celtic practices that stem from Druidic tribes. They also intertwine true history into the mysteries, so readers might learn about an historic figure, an ancient book or language, a far-away locale, or an event that occurred long ago. I include links at the back of each book so readers can further explore and in some cases visit and see the things mentioned in the stories.
Where people can learn more about you
My website: http://www.barbraannino.com/or my Facebook fan page where I run contests and offer freebies. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barbra-Annino/139545796129901?sk=wall
Tag the next set of authors
I’ve only gotten one response from Elle Lothlorien so far. http://ellelothlorien.com/