WIPjoy #30 & 5 More Answers

30. How do your characters celebrate Halloween (or other holiday) if they do? Nerissa isn’t much for parties, though she doesn’t mind dressing up. She thinks it’s kind of fun, actually. But she’s too old to trick-or-treat. Her ideal Hallowe’en is hanging around a bonfire.   ***   11.Your first MC. Uh . . .…

WIPjoy #27 & Cover Reveal

27. Side character – Your secret vice? Rosalind: Makeup. I mean, I’m naturally beautiful, but not this beautiful. Gwendolyn: That’s not really a secret… Rosalind: Hers is Liam. Not that I blame her. Gwendolyn: … *** The cover for Fairy Tales and Folklore Reimagined has been revealed! My story “A Good Washing and One Nice…

WIPjoy #26

26. Protagonist – How do you like to celebrate your birthday? Nerissa: My birthday is at the end of January, so usually I’m in school. Still, there have been plenty of years when my parents took me out of school for the week so we could go someplace warm. Sometimes it depended on where Dad…

WIPjoy #25

25. Antagonists – What’s something that keeps you up at night? Ophelia: I worry sometimes that I won’t be recognized on the street. That the paparazzi won’t want pictures of me. There’s nothing worse than realizing you’re no longer worth anything to them. Eoin: Ophelia. Interviewer: Oh! In a, you know . . . hubba-hubba…

WIPjoy #24

24. Side character – Is the author evil? Rosalind: What’s an author? Bea: I don’t think she’s intentionally evil, but perhaps a bit deranged? Liam: I didn’t think she was evil until the end. Southend-on-Sea, are you trying to make me come over there?

WIPjoy #23

23. Protagonist – Last dream you had? Nerissa: Well, I describe it pretty clearly in the book, I think. You know, the whole bit with my dead dad coming for a visit? I’ve probably dreamed since then, but if so, I don’t remember. The dad thing took up a lot of headspace. Hullo again to…

WIPjoy #22

22. Antagonist – Favorite snack food? Ophelia: Oh! Are we being interviewed? Well, I don’t really snack, you know. My figure and all. Eoin: I like pickled onion crisps. While watching a match on the telly. Ophelia: And Welsh red ale. He loves that, too. Eoin: You don’t approve? Ophelia: I never said I didn’t.…

Miss Magnolia

The other night at dinner my kids began to ask me questions that started with, “Back in your day…” As in: “Back in your day did they have cars?” Since I felt like saying, “WTF, you guys, how old do you think I am?” was probably poor parenting, I answered in the voice of an…

Character Interview: Peter Stoller

In advance of the Virtual Book Fair this weekend, I thought I’d post this interview with Peter Stoller. And hey! You can grab his novel for just 99 cents on Amazon! 1. Name: Peter Stoller 2. Role: Protagonist 3. Age: 36 4. Description: Tall, thin, ash blond hair, grey eyes, sharp features 5. Nickname: n/a…