In this Character Blog Tour I am going to discuss characters from a book I am currently writing. Then I will link to other authors who will discuss his/her characters.
The book I am currently writing is still to be named.
1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
The names of the main characters are Maisie and Edison.
2) When and where is the story set?
It is my first try at a post-apocalyptic novel and takes place in what used to be part of New England.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Maisie has had her heart broken by major losses in her life. She lives in a town and, like every other town during these times, it is isolated and self-reliant. Maisie hundreds of miles surrounding town with her best friend, dog Mali.
Edison lives alone far from any town. Despite being a hermit and yet seems full of life.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Maisie meets Edison and sparks fly between them. Not only is Edison a Wayward (stranger not from Maisie's town), she has a secret past.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Maisie's goal's to keep her town safe. Edison wants to give her heart one more chance.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
No working title yet.
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
September 2014 (fingers crossed and editing willing).
Other Authors Braving the Tour with me: (In order of who agreed first to go on tour with me)
My first taste of Jae was reading her book Second Nature. I was hooked and read many more of her books of lesbian fiction. My favorite still is Something in the Wine. I was honored to Beta Read her upcoming book Departure from the Script. Great book! Keep your eye out for it. We have started a great writing friendship and maybe one day we will even meet! Check out her site and books here. http://jae-fiction.com/books/novels/
Mike is a personal friend of mine. We worked in the North Carolina woods together, shared raising an elephant named Lulu and faced near death experience together. As you can imagine, he has some stories about me. He is new to the writing world and is working on his first book. Check him out here http://amishgiant.blogspot.com/
Catherine M. Wilson
Two summers ago I discovered the works of Catherine M. Wilson. She wrote When Women were Warriors. I started reading the novel not knowing it was a trilogy and boy was I happy! She got me hooked with the first book being FREE. Check her out! I contacted her and begged her to write another book. Let's hope we hear that she is writing more!! Check her out here http://www.catherinemwilson.com/my-books.html
About When Women Were Warriors:
Set in the British Isles during the Bronze Age, a time when matrilineal societies predominated and female warriors were not uncommon, When Women Were Warriors tells the story of Tamras, a young woman of the warrior class who leaves home to be fostered in Merin’s house, a fortress guarding the northern border of a rich agricultural valley. There she expects to find a mentor who will teach her the skills she will need to take her place in her community. -Wilson
Author of the Burning Lovesick Series
I met Lyssa threw a site that hooks bloggers up to do guest blogs. I recently hosted her on my blog. Her recent book is Love is a Fire. Check her out here. http://lyssalayne.wordpress.com/
Layne's description of Love is a Fire:
Dr. Katy Malone has sworn off love after losing those she loves most in her life including her father, a member of the FDNY. She has decided to spend her time focusing on her medical research. Her ex-fiancée, and fellow doctor, isn’t ready to give up on loving her though.
Firefighter Nick Garrity is on a search for the future Mrs. Garrity. As he pushes thirty, with no prospects in sight, he’s afraid he’ll never find her. A devoted member of FDNY, he loves the thrill of his job and the satisfaction it brings him. He strives to teach the proby firefighter the ropes and pass on his passion to him.
When the proby tries to impress the guys on the crew, he ends up in the care of Dr. Katy Malone. One look at Dr. Malone and Nick knows he’s found his future wife, but can he convince her to love again?
Check out these authors sites on 6/23 for their Meet My Characters Blog Posts!!!