Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

Wonderful, talented, published author and also lovely friend-to-me Jo has tagged me on the ‘Meet My Main Character Blog Tour’!  Thank you so much Jo, I’m honoured to have been invited.

Jo has published African Me & Satellite TV and Shadow People 1 – The Finding. She hopes to publish Shadow People 2 – The Hunger within the next couple of months!

sp2-the-hunger-version-1-2Isn’t this a cool book cover?  Using Jo’s own words, it’s ‘designed by the multi-talented and most cool Chris Graham‘.  (Also known to many as that loveable and kindly Story Reading Ape!)

You can meet Jo and the other authors she’s tagged for the Meet My Main Character Blog Tour over at Jo Robinson.

For this blog tour, we have to answer questions about the Main Character in a Work in Progress, as follows:

1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

2. When and where is the story set?

3. What should we know about him/her?

4. What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

5. What is the personal goal of the character?

6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

7. When can we expect the book to be published?

As those of you who read my blog already know, my WIP is my memoir. Not all these questions apply, so I thought it best to refer any of you who might be the slightest bit interested to my short Memoir Book Blurb, which hopefully answers some of these questions.

Regarding question number 7 and publication, (no pressure then, ha!) all I can say is at the moment I’m still writing my first draft but I hope it will be sooner rather than later.  I’ll be posting updates as and when and meanwhile, as I always say, watch this space!

Now I get to tag other authors, published or not, but who are, as Jo so delightfully puts it, ‘scribbling away’!

If they accept, they will post their Meet My Main Character Blog Tour post next Monday, 2nd June (goodness, June already?).

All these lovely authors are people I hugely respect and admire (and Jo, you are one of them, but I can’t tag you back, otherwise I would!) and who inspire me greatly in my writing journey.  I’m also proud to call them friends:

Mike
Mike has already published The Eye Dancers, a Young Adult sci/fi fantasy novel. Mike’s writing on his blog ties in his deep admiration and love of sci/fi with the characters of his book so eloquently.  In other words, he tells a great story!  Mike is a great guy and he and I have enjoyed several lively discussions about, among other things, our shared love of  The Twilight Zone.

Dylan
Dylan has recently published his book Second Chance (congratulations once again Dylan!) and his recent blog posts about his publishing experiences, in all their glory, have greatly inspired me and many others.  He also happens to live where I grew up so that makes him more than okay in my book (pun intended!).

Evelyne
Eveylne has published Trapped In Paris, her juvenile fiction novel. I love the flow and beauty of Evelyne’s writing.  We also share common ground, she as a French woman who moved to California in the early 1990’s and lives there still, raising her children, and of course my life, as a Brit, who lived there with my children for almost 20 years.

Nav
With the very recent publication of Nav’s powerful non-fiction book The Mirror, I can’t wait to be able to say “I knew him when…..” Enough said!

TBM
Another amazing writer, TB has published Marionette, A Woman Lost and is soon to be publishing Confessions From A Coffee Shop. Sounds intriguing! She gives me great ongoing support and encouragement while I press on with my memoir, along with so many other friends here. TB is an American living in London and so right there you just know that she and I share some fun exchanges, not least of all our enjoyment of knocking back a swift half, or two, at our local pub…

All that’s left for me to say to you lovely people is, “Tag!  You’re it!”

 

 

About Sherri Matthews

Sherri has been writing full time since 2011. Currently working on her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', she has been published in a variety of national magazines, websites and three anthologies. Sherri raised her three, now adult children, in California for twenty years and today, lives in England’s West Country with her hubby, Aspie youngest, two cats, a grumpy bunny and a family of Chinese Button Quails. She keeps out of mischief blogging, gardening, walking by the sea and snapping endless photographs. Her garden robin muse vists regularly.
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44 Responses to Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

  1. What’s not to like about this wonderful initiative? Thank you, Sherri, for your kind words and generous offer. I’ll get to work on my answers, and I’ll adapt as required given that I have written a non-fiction book.

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  2. Dylan Hearn says:

    I accept! Thank you, Sherri, for thinking of me and for your very flattering words (especially about beautiful Suffolk). I’m very much looking forward to writing this up as it will be the first chance I’ve had to reveal anything about the follow up to Second Chance.

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    • Sherri says:

      I’m so glad you accept Dylan and you are very welcome. I’m delighted to ‘tag’ you! Looking forward to your post and more about your follow-up book 🙂

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  3. Denise says:

    What a lot to read, but I was especially taken by Trapped in Paris. I am reading a Claire Messud at the moment and so the French/American combo caught my eye. I think it is very interesting when a writer can get inside two different cultures. It seems like a great story (culture aside – lots of action and excitement) from the sample and I have ordered it for my daughters. Especially as we all remember getting trapped at the airport in the aftermath of the volcano.

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    • Sherri says:

      Yes, it has been wonderful for me to share my experiences of having lived in California from my British perspective with Evelyne now living there and her French perspective, and the way our respective children grew up there. She has certainly inspired me through her writing to use my experiences for future stories and will be thrilled, I’m sure, to know that you’ve ordered Trapped in Paris, which I agree, looks like a great read 🙂

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      • Thank you so much, Sherri and Denise, for your support. It means a lot to me. Sherri, I’d love to join the other writers for this blog tour initiative and invitation. I will get back to you. Again, always a pleasure to read you on your blog and mine. Cheers to you and your readers!

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      • Sherri says:

        You are so very welcome Evelyne and I’m delighted that you will join in with this blog tour. Look forward to reading it 🙂

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  4. Great idea for a blog hope, thanks for introducing us to all of these new characters Sherri!

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  5. I really enjoy TBM’s books. “Confessions From A Coffee Shop” certainly does sound intriguing. Good luck with writing your memoirs, Sherri. 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      I know, it’s a great title isn’t it? Thank you so much Sylvia, as always, for your wonderful support and encouragement, means a great deal to me… 🙂

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  6. Excellent post, Sherri. The list of questions covers so many important elements of plotting, and the book cover is stunning!
    Good job!

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  7. Imelda says:

    A lot of books to check out. 🙂

    Speaking of tags, would you be interested in a Virtual Blog Tour? Essentially, I will feature three writer friends who in turn will each feature three writer friends. Oh, and there are questions to answer. 🙂 I don’t know how to reach you privately but you can reach me at imeldasantore@gmail.com for the specifics. 🙂 Thanks thanks.

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  8. Wonderful post, Sherri and excellent questions! You’ve got a great bunch of writing friends, some I know, but I look forward to checking out all of books.

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    • Sherri says:

      Thanks so much Jill, as always, your support and encouragement mean the world to me…and yes, truly I’m so proud of all my writing friends (and that means you too of course!) and some great reads here 🙂

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  9. Whoo HOOO. Busy lady. OMG. i can’t keep up but keep it up, I’m reading here and hanging ON… 😀 Yes, for dear LIFE…

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  10. y. prior says:

    hope your writing is going well 🙂 ❤

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  11. AWESOME, AWESOME Sherri! You are WAY too humble with your bulging author’s muscle – I want a signed copy the minute you publish – I’ll pay for it of course, in case you think I’m being a bum. 🙂 XXXXXXXXX

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    • Sherri says:

      Haha!! Well, I’m honoured to feature you and your books here Jo and I’ll try to remember to bulge my author’s muscle more often… 😉 And wow, as for a signed copy, you got it, (I’m imagining that moment right now and I’m going to hold that vision in my heart and mind every single day to keep me going). And…I would NEVER think you were a bum…EVER ❤ 🙂
      Thanks again for this great opportunity Jo, you're a star… 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  12. Are you on Twitter by the way?

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    • Sherri says:

      No I’m not and several people have asked me that lately….hmmmm… ! I’ve been thinking about it but I’m worried about taking on more social media and getting more behind on my book. I will get on Twitter on at some point and will let you know when I do…. 🙂

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  13. Thanks so much, Sherri! This sounds like fun.:) And thank you very much for the kind words! Your support means a lot!

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  14. lilkaraphael says:

    I’m glad to hear you are working steadily on your memoir 🙂 I will definitely check out the others you have tagged! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Love and Peace!

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  15. restlessjo says:

    Well, the first thing I need to do is go to your Memoirs Blurb, Sherri! 🙂
    I haven’t dropped in on TBM in a while so hadn’t heard about Coffee Shop. We share a love of tennis so will both be watching the French Open. I don’t follow too many authors for just that exact same reason you don’t use Twitter 🙂 I’m astonished at how many ‘aspirers’ there are out there!

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    • Sherri says:

      Thanks so much Jo!
      Oh you too? I adore tennis and I adore Rafa!! Looks like we’ll have plenty to chat about when Wimbledon is back, can’t wait 🙂

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  16. Seyi sandra says:

    Great post Sherri. Hope you’re writing as much as you need too! Mind you, you’ve got a heart of gold! 🙂
    Much love my friend! 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Thank you so much dear Seyi, you are so very kind! I’m getting there with my writing (when I’m not distracted by a million things!!) and you inspire me greatly!
      Much love to you too 🙂

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  17. Well done my friend. Looking forward to meeting those of your tagged writers that I haven’t already met. And I think that it is a great book cover also. Cheers Irene:)

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    • Sherri says:

      Thank YOU my friend. You will enjoy these wonderful writers and the reads too. And yes, the book cover is awesome isn’t it? Make sure to check out Chris’s blog too if you haven’t done so already, you’ll be so glad you did 🙂

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  18. TBM says:

    Wow that is a great book cover. Bravo. And congrats to you. I won’t push you on question 7 🙂 I know you are working hard and I’ll be patient. And then I’ll be one of your biggest fans. Thanks for the mention

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