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The Next Big Thing: Giantkiller

Author pal Scott Bury, tagged me for The Next Big Thing blog hop and while I must admit I’m not normally a fan of this sort of thing, it sounded like fun (and he can be very persuasive). As Scott puts it:
"The idea behind the Next Big Thing is to answer a set list of questions about your work in progress, then tag five more authors to do the same thing."
I haven't figured out who I'm going to tag yet (hint hint -- if you'd like to do this for your upcoming novel, let me know), but here are some answers about my Next Big Thing:
What is the working title of your book?
Giantkiller:Leonard the Great, Book Two
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Giantkiller is the sequel to Dragonfriend, the first book in what I hope will be a three book series. After I’d finished Dragonfriend, I knew I wanted Leonard’s story to continue so I started thinking about what the next installment would be like. I’d been mulling over possible storylines for several months when it came to me…

Dragonfriend: B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

This past week I was contacted by the fine folks at the "Book Readers Appreciation Group" and told that Dragonfriend had been selected as an honoree for their B.R.A.G. Medallion. I'd submitted the book for consideration back in July and then promptly forgotten about it (a mental health trick I try to employ as often as possible -- if I forget about these things, then I don't obsess about these things). Imagine my delight when they contacted me to let me know my book had been chosen for their list.

One of the nice things about this group is that it's made up of "a large group of readers, both individuals and members of book clubs, located throughout the United States, Canada, and the European Union" -- in other words, they're an organization of "real" readers. From their website:
"The single most important criterion that we ask our readers to use in judging a book is whether or not they would recommend it to their best friend."…