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!
Isn’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 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 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!).
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.
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!
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!”