How long, on average, does it take to write a book?
CHRISTY COOPER-BURNETT: Usually anywhere from four to six months. Once the story is put together in my mind, I start taking notes on my iPhone notepad. I do this for a few weeks as things come to me, and once I start to write I keep at it until it’s completed, writing every day. I was only three chapters in on my last book when my publisher offered me a contract. Talk about pressure! Especially since I never know how a book is going to end. I let the endings develop organically as I write. It typically comes to me at 2am or some other inconvenient time!
My upcoming release was just an idea when my publisher contacted me to see what I was working on. I told him I had an idea swimming around and he asked if I could put together a synopsis for him. I had it to him the following day and signed without one word of the new book written. I must admit, that made me a tad nervous. I signed the new contract in mid-September and had the final draft to him on March 1st.
Passport to Terror by Christy Cooper-Burnett
What really happened to Jack the Ripper?
They always say, “Be careful what you wish for.”
I wish I had been careful.
I could’ve easily sold my time travel machine for billions and walked away. Instead, I opened The Taylor Travel Group where I take the elite on vacations into history, to a time and place of their choice.
But when a big-time movie studio hired my company, I sold my soul.
What was supposed to be a few days of method-actor immersion in nineteenth-century London went horribly awry. Now America’s hottest starlet is dead, and Jack the Ripper is on the loose in modern-day Los Angeles. And it’s all my fault.
I was careless enough to let history’s most ruthless serial killer slip out of the past. Am I smart enough to match wits with him and send him packing before he vanishes forever?
Genre: Sci-fi time travel adventure
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About the Author
Christy Cooper-Burnett is an award-winning author based in California with a degree in Administration of Justice. After retiring from the new home construction industry she now writes full-time in Southern California where she lives with her rescue beagle, Gertie. She has one grown son who inspired her to write her award-winning debut novel, No Way Home. She began her writing career later in life, but once she started she couldn’t stop. Her work focuses on creating relatable stories and characters that transcend genres and encourage readers to imagine what they would do if thrown into the unique, imaginative situations her protagonists end up in.
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