Interview with sweet, tender romance author, C. A. Malone: The Next Big Thing

Author and Book Coach Beth Barany tagged me for this blog meme, with her permission, of course.

It’s been said the greatest books ever written are still waiting to be written. Here’s hoping for The Next Big Thing. Some authors are willing to put their work in progress manuscripts out there for the world to take a gander at and perhaps even champion.  

Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy the brief explanation of my book that is genre specific to Harlequin Heartwarming–a new genre of warm, tender romances geared for grandmothers, mothers and daughters to share the same passionate reading experience.

What is the working title of your next book?

   My book is entitled “Online Love”

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

   I do hope to have my manuscript published by Harlequin Heartwarming

 Where did the idea come from for the book?

      I took an online English essay writing course in order to pursue more advanced writing courses at college and was drawn to another student who’s life’s circumstances paralleled my own. I grew fond of this man though our online association although I’d never met him or knew what he looked like. I wondered—since I was already married and so was he—what it would be like for two lonely people who’d lost their spouses to meet, share some common grief and bonding in cyberspace, finding a striking emotional connection that would lead to a loving connection in reality.  

 What genre does your book fall under?

    My book falls under a new category genre from Harlequin called Heartwarming.

 How long does it take to write the first draft of your manuscript?

    The first couple of chapter took about two years for the first 19, 000 words. I finished the next  64,480 words of the manuscript during the month of November, 2012 and was a winner at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Winner-180x180

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

“Her Second Change” by Shelley Galloway – Harlequin Heartwarming, “Mended Hearts” by Carol Steward – Harlequin Heartwarming, and  “What Matters Most” by Julian Hart – Harlequin Heartwarming

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

  I sort of like top fitness model David Kimmerle as Ross with a couple of years on himdavidkimmerle2

  For Angela, I see someone like actress Marley SheltonMarleyShelton

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I have to acknowledge my one time online English classmate who shall remain nameless and faceless at this point in time.

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

It’s a book about redemption, about find that life goes one when faced with seemingly insurmountable grief and life’s challenges that all of us can relate too.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Online Love is a story of two people meeting by chance online who learn to overcome their emotional grief and loss to permanently hookup so they can enjoy a second chance at love in the non-virtual world.

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