The Next Big Thing.

A week ago, Jolie Du Pre author of Conan - The M Series: Book Two tagged me in her post The Next Big Thing. Today it's my turn. My goal is to answer ten questions about my current Work in Progress or my Next Big Thing! Also, I'm seeking 3 to 5 other authors who would like to discuss their works in progress, at their blogs, on Tuesday (December 11.)  If you're interested, let me know in the comments.

What is the title of your book?
Enter Night

How did you come by the idea?
It was more of a challenge, to write a movie script that had to be shot in one location with almost no special effects or CGI required so I aimed for an atmospheric tale of a dark place where each victim faced their worst nightmare.

What genre does your book fall under?
Supernatural Horror

Which actors would you choose to play your characters if it were a movie?
Even though the story began life as a movie script, I never envisioned who would play what part. Of course that’s the way I write. I try to keep physical characteristics to an absolute minimum so the reader can insert themselves into the story.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
There are places even the ghosts of the dead fear.

Will your book be self-published or traditional?
Self Published

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

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
No books that I’m aware of but two movies come immediately to mind. The House on Haunted Hill  and The Legend of Hell House. The first one I watched as a kid and I remember how the sudden appearance of the aged housekeeper scared the crap out of me. 

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
The desire to scare the reader without using buckets of blood or blow by blow dismemberment's. 

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? 
The ending, believe me, it’s worth the trip. Even if you go straight to the end, you’ll want to return to the beginning to see how it all came about. 

And that’s my Next Big Thing. Here are the writers I’m tagging:

Ginger Hamilton Caudill Has a very interesting blog guaranteed to make anyone feel right at home.

Leigh M Lane Author of World Mart, and the critically acclaimed Finding Poe which was one of the best books I've read this year.


  1. Hi Richard,

    I enjoyed reading your The Next Big Thing. You wrote,"I try to keep physical characteristics to an absolute minimum so the reader can insert themselves into the story." ~~ This is an excellent point. I tried to do that with the covers of my novellas. I didn't want a physical being on my covers. I wanted the reader to imagine what my monsters look like without my telling them. ~~ Thanks for participating in The Next Big Thing!

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  2. Thank you Jolie, I appreciate the opportunity you gave me to share this. Good luck with your next big thing.

  3. That is one AWESOME cover! Truly. Looking forward to reading this!

  4. Thank you Kat, Working on the small details right now, getting it ready to be uploaded. But I'm not rushing this time.