Valentine’s Day is drawing near, and in honor of the season, I’m joining several other authors from HarperVoyager in a little character matchmaking contest. My fellow authors all have novels currently out with HarperVoyager or (like me), their debut novels are releasing this year.
Here’s the deal: I’ve posted a sort of Q&A for two of the main characters from my upcoming novel GREY, set for publication by HarperCollinsUK on April 23, 2015. At the bottom of the post are the links to my fellow authors’ blogs. They have also picked some very intriguing characters from their own novels and done the same. Match any two characters from any of our books and post your choice in the comments. This will serve as your entry into the contest. Being that my release is still three months away, I don’t have any bookish giveaways to offer, but several of my buddies have some cool prizes for the winners on their blogs. Check them out! The event runs until February 16.
Here are my characters:
SEBASTIAN, age 18.
Where are you from? Just a small town, really. Nothing much to say on the subject.
What do you do for fun? Here in this place? Well, it’s a highly stimulating toss-up between bowling and the movies. Like I said, small town.
If you had friends over for dinner, what would you cook? Cook? Okay, that’s pretty funny, considering my brother and I are the kings of take-out.
What is your ideal home? Well, I guess where I am now. Living with my foster brother in the back apartment of his tattoo shop is pretty cool.
What did your parents do? I…um…don’t really remember my parents.
What are you most afraid of? Okay, all this mind probing stuff is starting to make me uncomfortable. Can we move on to the next question, please?
If you were an animal, which one would you be? Yeah, okay, so I’m getting a little freaked out by this line of questioning. Actually, this whole dating thing is just one big mess of uncomfortable. Can I go now?
JOSEPHINE, age 18.
Where are you from? Oh, gosh, everywhere, I guess. My family moves around a lot. But I don’t mind. It keeps things from getting boring.
What is your most treasured possession? Definitely the necklace my boyfriend got me for my birthday.
If you had friends over for dinner, what would you cook? Oh, I’d probably cook some of my family’s traditional foods, definitely with lots of spices.
What did your parents do? Well, we’re all in a family business together. I can’t really talk much about it.
What is your ideal home? Probably this small town we’ve settled in right now. If feels good to just get my feet planted, you know? To feel normal.
What are you most afraid of? Dreams.
If you were an animal, which one would you be? A bird, for sure. I love heights, and I’ve always secretly wished I could fly.
And there you have it. Here are the links to my fellow author’s blogs.
Katherine Harbour (THORN JACK, available now) http://katherineharbour.blogspot.ca/
A.F.E. Smith (DARKHAVEN, July 2015) http://www.afesmith.com/blog
Bishop O’Connell (THE STOLEN, available now) http://aquietpint.com/
Ingrid Seymour (IGNITE THE SHADOWS, April 2015) http://ingridseymour.com/blog
Andy Livingstone (HERO BORN, April 2015) http://andylivingstone.com/blog/
Nancy Wallace (AMONG WOLVES, May 2015) http://fairysockmother.com/about/
Alison Stine (SUPERVISION, April 2015) http://awfullyserious.blogspot.com/
Jack Heckel (ONCE UPON A RHYME, available now) https://jackheckel.wordpress.com
Brooke Johnson (THE BRASS GIANT, May 2015) http://brooke-johnson.com/
Lexie Dunne (SUPERHEROES ANONYMOUS, available now) http://www.dunnewriting.com/