The Next Big Thing: Interview forwarded from David Tomaloff and moving… January 2013

Ten Interview Questions for Meg Tuite’s Next Big Thing:

What is your working title of your book (or story)?

The Yeti Lives in a Cardboard Rocket Ship in My Basement

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I have dated a few Yetis and kept one in my basement in a cardboard rocket ship for a few winters. It was a seasonal relationship as he shaved in the summer.

What genre does your book fall under?


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

The Yeti: Christopher Walken

The Girlfriend: Will Farrell

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

How to find a boyfriend: Just go down to the basement, keep it icy and start looking through boxes till you find a hairy one and then stick him in the cardboard rocket.

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

I’m guessing this will be self-immolation

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

More than one lifetime

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

Yeti Come Lately, Yeti Get Your Gun, You’ve Got Yeti

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

A love of fur and hidden agendas

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

There is also a diagram on how to build a rocket ship out of cardboard. Not an easy task.




About megtuite

Meg Tuite's writing has appeared in numerous literary journals including Berkeley Fiction Review, 34th Parallel, Epiphany, One, the Journal, Monkeybicycle and Boston Literary Magazine. She has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. She is the author of two short story collections, Bound By Blue (2013) Sententia Books and Domestic Apparition (2011) San Francisco Bay Press, and three chapbooks including her latest, Her Skin is a Costume (2013) Red Bird Chapbooks, won the Twin Antler's Collaborative Award through Artistically Declined Press (2014), for her collaborative poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging with Heather Fowler and Michelle Reale. She has a monthly column, Exquisite Duet, published up at JMWW. Her blog:
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5 Responses to The Next Big Thing: Interview forwarded from David Tomaloff and moving… January 2013

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  2. Please let me read your manuscript now. This might end up being the first work published by my new press.

  3. jenknox says:

    “A love of fur and hidden agendas” Hahaha… I love it!
    And Christopher Walken and Will Farrell… Yes! This story must make it to the big screen. It can’t not happen.

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