What is your next Big Thing?
Top Goat, a novel about a goat who becomes the leader of his herd after he and his fellow goats escape the confines of their pen and embark upon the adventure of their lives.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was watching a pair of goats head-butting each other at a local farm, and I thought, "Hey, those goats would make good characters for a novel."
What genre does your book fall under?
Middle Grade fiction
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Um, some type of
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Buck, a young outcast goat, earns the respect of his herd after leading them on an adventure beyond the confines of their pen.
Who is publishing your book?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
About 3 months
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Pigs Might Fly or Find the White Horse, both by Dick King-Smith.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
In addition to the above reference to head-butting goats, I was intrigued by the possibilities for exploring the theme of bullying in a way that does not involve a school setting. Plus, I think goats are interesting characters!
What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
Lots of mayhem and humor, I hope.