I have been friends with Author, Peggy Cole for close to five years. She's one of my writing pals who has welcomed me to her beautiful family, virtually speaking. Peg comes from a writing family - as I am now appreciating the work of her brother, her niece and nephew, Justin Moore.
Peg writes with all five of her senses... as a reader you will be quickly pulled into the scene. "The Pub" is one of those books you may not be able to put down until you've reached the thrilling and most satisfying conclusion. I recently had the pleasure of receiving a Final Draft copy - in my opinion already a 5-star story.
I'll let you all know when this book is available for purchase and provide a link as well. In the meanwhile, I was inspired and honored when Peg took the time to share some of her thoughts about "The Pub":
What is the title of your upcoming breakout book?
Where did the idea come from for this book?
Growing up in Florida engulfed by fishing, swimming and the ocean made me appreciate the
tropics and tourists who came to avoid the blizzards and cold weather. I spent some time working in the travel and tourism industry serving as a waitress, hostess and bartender as well as working in banks. I tried to incorporate these experiences into the characters and add elements of fiction as the basis of the story.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Chris Pine as Tom, Alec Baldwin as Jason, John Travolta as Chewy and Rose McIver, who stars in a TV show called iZombie, as Joe.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A young woman finds herself working in the fast paced night life surrounded by treachery, revenge, romance and even murder with people who keep her guessing as to who is a friend and who is a foe.
Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
Mockingbird Books - Mike Friedman has been gracious enough to help me get the publication
ready for printing and his great ideas on developing the cover page have me really excited to
release the novel.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Over a period of six to eight months, I released a chapter at a time on a content site online. The friends and followers who read and commented on the episodes encouraged and inspired me to complete the story after years of procrastination.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
It's difficult to say that specific books are comparable to my novel. It would be easier to tell you
about other authors I read who served as inspiration. If my wildest dreams were to come true,
this story would be comparable to Gillian Flynn's first novel, Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins',
The Girl on the Train.
Other inspiring authors are Alfred Hitchcock and his macabre stories and his keen sense of when to close the curtain and leave it up to the reader's imagination. David Baldacci, whose books I read over and again - his Sixth Man novel and his King and Maxwell series are page turners. Robin Cook is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to fascinating medical mysteries. John Lescroart, Stuart Woods, Janet Evanovich whose mystery stories are both fun to read and full of twists and turns and really, anything and everything that Stephen King writes.
I admire these authors' ability to capture the essence of characters and situations that grab the
reader's attention from page one.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My Dad started writing an incredible saga of the Old South that fascinated me. He was always a great storyteller and could capture our imaginations with his stories of the days of horses and buggies, the Trail of Tears, inventions my Grandfather patented, along with stories about the difficulties of life on the farm. It made me quite sad that he never finished his manuscript before he passed away. It made me determined to get my novel down on paper before it is too late.
What's next? Working on any new books / ideas you can share with us...?
I have a few other books in various stages of completion. One is a children's tale about a lost dog who finds a forever home after a discouraging start in life. Another is about migrant farms where the workers live in housing provided by the land owners. Another tale in progress is about a group of people who go camping together over the years filled with a diverse group of characters, love triangles, water skiing and relationships.
Thanks, dear Peg.
I can't wait to see where your writing adventures take you...All of your ideas sound terrific and you may consider me an official 'Peggy Cole' groupie. I'll be first in line for my autographed copy. ☺
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