A great book always has a GREAT BEGINNING.
“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.”
If you know which classic book begins like that (and the picture is a small visual clue), please leave it in the comment section for a chance to win a copy of Krissy Daniels' book, How to Kill Your Boss.
And while, you're thinking, let's get to the GREAT BEGINNING of Krissy Daniels.
Give us your Great Beginning, where were you born and where are you now?
I was born in North Tonawanda, NY. However, I grew up in North Idaho. I’m now proud to call Seattle my home.
One word to describe yourself from:
- You: DREAMER
- Your Significant Other: Boobies!
- Your Best Friend: Adventurous
- Your Mother: Kissy
How did the idea for How to Kill Your Boss come about?
I started writing How To Kill Your Boss the day I was fired from a job, probably an hour after the shock wore off. The man was a lunatic and a bully. After four years, I stood up for myself and he didn’t like it too much. Now that I look back, it really was the best thing that could’ve happened.
Tell us how your journey in publishing began?
Well, since I’d been fired and and it’s very difficult to get an interview, let alone find a job after you’ve been fired, I knew I had to start selling books, and fast. So, when I finished my first manuscript, I jumped headfirst into the fire. I hadn’t a clue what I was doing and my manuscript was far from being ready (it’s embarrassing, really), but I started sending it to agents and publishers. I revised it about eighteen million times between rejection letters. Then, after three months, two different publishing companies offered me contracts in the same week. It’s been a whirlwind of writing, editing, more editing, and then just a tad bit more editing since then.
Now let’s hear the opening lines of your RITA acceptance speech (don’t tell me I’m the only one who’s had this fantasy)
Honestly, I haven’t had this fantasy. I’m not big on contests. I just want to write. Hopefully, people will want to read the craziness I burp up. That being said, it’d be something like:
Follow your dreams. Do what makes you happy. Not for money, not for fame, but because it’s what makes your spirit soar. I wasted so much of my life doing what I thought I was supposed to do, but I’ve always known, always, that storytelling was what I was created to do, in some form or the other. Listen to that little voice in your head. It’s there for a reason.
And now give us that Great Beginning
This is the beginning of How To Kill Your Boss - An Erotic Love Story. It’s a dream sequence.
As the blade sliced through the taught flesh of his stretched neck, revenge was not first and foremost on my mind. When his skin spread wide, revealing the muscles and tendons beneath, I didn’t squirm, gag, or suffer the slightest queasiness. Warm blood stained his shirt, sprayed across his desk, coated the leafy fern nestled in the sunny corner of his office, yet my thoughts were not filled with twisted delusions of hell yeah, he’s getting what he deserves.
Rocky road ice cream called my name.
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Still struggling to identify that GREAT BEGINNING for the chance to win. Here's another hint. The books deals with teenage angst and alienation. Over 250,000 copies are sold each year and the protagonist is called Holden Caulfield.