My Next Best Thing Q&A on my Third Collection

I was tagged by Midge Raymond for this Q&A on my next book.  
Here are my answers and you can go to her blog to see what she's up to... (I will be tagging  Martha Silano, & January O'Neill - I was planning on tagging Jeannine Hall Gailey, but Ivy Alvarez beat me too it!  )

What is the working title of your book?
Hourglass Museum

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I guess the goofy answer would be--my imagination.  
Mostly I started looking at the poems I was writing and imagined putting them in a book as one does exhibitions in the museum.  How would that look?  What would be included?  
The more I thought about it, the more poems I wrote.

What genre does your book fall under?

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The "I" in the poem, which is the speaker and includes much of myself, feelings, and experiences would be played by Maggie Gyllenhaal because the woman at my local post office thinks I look like her.  
The "He" in the poem, who many times takes the place my husband in real life, would be Antonio Banderas.  And if Antonio Banderas was playing my husband in the movie, I would play myself.
There are many cameos in here by famous artists-- I would want their ghosts to play them.   

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Art reflected in life reflected back in art again --or-- everything is beautiful if you stop tearing it apart.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
At least a year, but probably longer.  

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
God, the ghosts of dead artists, or just that inner desire we have as writers.  

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The second section is called "Sketchbook of Nudes."

~ Kells
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  1. Really looking forward to this collection!

  2. Cannot WAIT to read your new book, Kelli! And thanks for playing The Next Best Thing with me ... isn't it fun?

  3. Was just about to add you to my tagged names tonight! Yay!

  4. Ah-ha! Great minds think alike, Kelli. Congratulations on your forthcoming book! :-D

  5. Oooh. I accept your tag, and will post in the next day or so.

    Good answers. Can't wait to read book #3!

    Happy Holidays! XO

  6. Looking forward to the new book! Happy Holidays!


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