What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
A relative of mine has early onset dementia and used to make up stories about herself
What genre does your book fall under?
Commercial contemporary women’s fiction
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Catherine would be played by Sandra Bullock
Geoffrey would be played by George Clooney
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A woman searches for her abandoned daughter before her cognitive abilities fail her.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Hopefully represented by an agency – my agency of choice would be Curtis Brown
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson, Forgotten by Susan Lewis
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Watching how a close relative with dementia affected family and friends.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Thirty-seven year old fashion buyer Catherine Douglas’ cashmere sweaters are riddled with moth-holes and so is her brain. Catherine tells stories .The trouble is nobody knows which are fiction and which are true. These stories threaten to destroy her marriage, alienate her family and ruin the precious time she has left. Catherine knows one thing for certain. She must find her abandoned daughter and ask her forgiveness before it is too late.
Many thanks to Mark Nicholls, Chris Koh and Jane Riddell who will post about The Next Big Thing on their blogs on Wednesday 10 October: