Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

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I’ve been tagged by lovely fellow blogger, and amazingly talented author of,

http://www.amazon.com/Tally-Intuitive-Life-Mary-Clark-ebook/dp/B00ES29YIA/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1377536398

Mary Clark, in the Meet My Main Character Blog Tour. Visit her at Literary Eyes.

On this particular blog tour, we get to answer questions about My Main Character in a Work In Progress. I find this particularly cool because we get to tag fellow authors who are both published or as yet unpublished, but also scribbling away. To the questions…….

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

I’m working on more than one book at the moment, and quite liking the idea of publishing more than one at the same time. I have a couple of the Shadow People series on the go, because I’m finding that with such a large amount of books to write, it’s easier and much more fun this way. There are a core of characters who all have greater or lesser parts along the way, but Natalie is obviously the connecting thread. She is absolutely fictional.

2. When and where is the story set?

The story takes place on various planets, including Earth and Lapillus, also in various dimensions and space. The timescale is huge (billions of years) as far as the overall story is concerned, but generally is set in the present.

3. What should we know about him/her?

From a very ordinary woman, who doesn’t believe in aliens, reincarnation, demons, or any form of otherworldly myth, she finds out along her journey that not only do these things exist, but she is very much a part of all of them.

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

Because the first book is already written, it’s already known that her sudden and unforeseen trip to the world of Lapillus, and the discovery of the Nefandus turned her life upside down. The main conflict is fighting off evil creatures that can be both solid and spectral, and finding out what they want. There are quite a few enigmas to be solved, but I don’t want to post any spoilers, so I’ll say that apart from trying to find a way to destroy the demonic Nefandus, a large part of her trip is finding out more about the Zoo worlds of the Gretch, where they come from, and what their agenda is.

5. What is the personal goal of the character?

To accept her destiny.

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

The second book in the Shadow People series is called The Hunger, and already has its cover, designed by the multi-talented and most cool Chris Graham.

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

In a couple of months, if I decide to publish more than one at a time, or sooner if I don’t.

SP2 The Hunger - Version 1 2

I’ve tagged four fabulous authors – all inspirations to me, who if they take on this challenge will post their own My Main Character blogs on the 26th May.

Sally Cronin
Wonderful friend who does so, so much, and all of it so well. Brilliant author, expert on health and wellbeing, radio host, and all around lovely lady. The world is most definitely a nicer and very much more interesting place with her in it.

Ailsa Abraham
Ailsa is an inspiration to me, and I love her indomitable spirit, and down to earth character. She laughs in the face of adversity, and gets us all laughing with her. She is a hugely popular author, because she’s so good at what she does.

Sherri Matthews
I can’t wait to read Sherri’s upcoming book! I look forward to all of her blog posts, where her warmth, affection, and seriously powerful writer’s muscle are plain to see. She’s another who I am honoured to call friend.

Weaver Grace
Another book I’m eagerly anticipating, again from another wonderful lady who is my friend. Warm, witty, and with a seriously large allocation of genius, she definitely is an author to keep your eyeball on.

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33 thoughts on “Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

    The Story Reading Ape said:
    May 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Nice insights, great authors lineup – oh – and great book cover Jo 😀 😀 😀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 20, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Aaah – the humble one. 😀 It is a great line up – and possibly a bit sexist, but what can we do…. 😀

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        The Story Reading Ape said:
        May 20, 2014 at 9:42 am

        LOL – I know from my own experience that my fellow male primates can Talk the Talk but often forego Walking the Walk when it comes to sending in their articles LOL 😀

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          May 21, 2014 at 6:46 am

          You see now. 😀 Just as well I grabbed lateness as my brand early. 😀

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    May 20, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Thank you so much Jo I am honoured and I will of course be delighted to take part. Love the book cover. ♥♥♦♦

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 20, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Your acceptance is the honour Sally – love it! Chris is a genius with his covers – I think he secretly reads minds, while pretending to munch on bananas. 😀 XXXX

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    mihrank said:
    May 20, 2014 at 9:41 am

    wow – amazing – you deserve to shine! way to go!

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    May 20, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Love the idea of Zoo Worlds. The fact that there’s more than one makes it so much more intriguing.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 21, 2014 at 6:45 am

      I’m having a lot of fun with them – mostly – the Gretch are not cool, and abduct beings from many planets to “play with”. 🙂

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        Charles Yallowitz said:
        May 21, 2014 at 10:56 am

        I hate to admit how interesting they side. Reminds me of a character from Superman who collects rare, one-of-a-kind creatures for his personal zoo.

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    ailsaabrahamwp said:
    May 20, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Oooooo excitable! *runs around throwing fish everywhere* I will be honoured and delighted to take up the challenge. Thank you so much! Great article, Jo – Otter xxxx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 21, 2014 at 6:42 am

      Love those quivering cute whiskers! Thank you Ailsa – this is soooooo cool! And a MWAH for Otter – thanks for all the fish! 🙂 XXXXXXX

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    May 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I have been tagged by the wonderful Jo Robinson to partake in the meet the main character blog tour. I am delighted to accept the challenge and will proceed with next week. I have a few authors in mind to tag – great authors established and those just starting out. Thanks Jo – so sorry not near enough to enjoy a glass or two.

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    Carol Balawyder said:
    May 20, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Great cover!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 21, 2014 at 6:39 am

      Thanks Carol – I nearly fell off my chair when Chris first sent it over – it’s spot on for the story. 🙂

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    PorterGirl said:
    May 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    All sounds very interesting indeed 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 21, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Thank you – I love these get togethers. 🙂

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    WeaverGrace said:
    May 21, 2014 at 1:15 am

    You know how you sometimes skip to the last page to see the scope of the story? I am breathless and nearly speechless. May 26. I’m glad we’re expecting rain the next few days, so the yard work/play/crafting will not distract me much. This is my first participation in a blog tour 🙂

    Back to the beginning of the story. Congrats on your recognition! Thanks for taking advantage of the opportunity, and sharing your work in progress. I’m really glad to read more about what you had mentioned here before.

    Lapillus makes me think of the beautiful watery blue color of a gemstone. I like how you describe Natalie as being part of things that she didn’t believe in. I like your element of finding out what evil creatures want.

    Thank you for all that your blog is, including a place where I am finding great reading. And thanks for all of your love. ❤

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 21, 2014 at 6:14 am

      I’m really looking forward to seeing your post on your wip – you have a fascinating way with what you write – love it! Blog tours are good for scribblers – awards too – mentions of you on other blog sites ups your Google ranking and makes you more visible on the old interweb. 😉 Lapillus is made up of massive gemstones – psychic lady – there are mountains and boulders of them, and buildings of diamond, emerald, ruby and all that – it’s GORGEOUS. 😀 Thank you for all your lovely compliments Grace – you are a love, and deserve it back in bushels. ❤

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    Vashti Quiroz-Vega said:
    May 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Very cool Jo! The Hunger sounds very intriguing. I can’t wait! The cover looks great. Congrats Chris! 😀

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    Sherri said:
    May 23, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Oh Jo, I’m really honoured that you would ‘tag’ me for this blog hop. Does it count if my book is a memoir? I’m suddenly feeling way out of my depth……….arrrrrrrrghhhhh!!! Thank you so much for your lovely words, you are the best, a star…and my dear friend ❤ 🙂 ❤ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Late as usual I am. 😛 Your post was great – I’m really chuffed to see your storyline, and really looking forward to the book now. Cool tags too. HUGS, LOVE, AND MWAH! ❤ 🙂 XXXXXXXXXXXX

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        Sherri said:
        May 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm

        Phew..I know I cheated but thought it was the best way to go!! I’m so excited that you are excited…keeps me going and so on I write…thanks again Jo, so much… ❤ 🙂 ❤ right back at ya…and always the same right back to you…and MWAH 😀 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Kev said:
    May 25, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I’ll definitely be getting Shadow People 2…The cover looks great! Let me know when it’s out, Jo! 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 27, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Cool Kev! I’ll zoom a copy your way when it goes live – I can’t WAIT to see that cover in print too. 🙂

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        Kev said:
        May 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm

        Thanks Jo…look forward to it. Yeah, that cover looks pretty cool and it complements the cover on your first book. 🙂

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    literaryeyes said:
    May 28, 2014 at 3:13 am

    “To accept her destiny.” Wow. Shades of Isak Dinesen. And I love Chris Graham’s cover. Thanks for being part of the Tour.

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    Meet My Main Character Blog Tour | Weaver Grace said:
    June 16, 2014 at 4:08 am

    […] answer questions about the main characters of their historical fiction novels. Jo describes her main character as being part of other-worldly myths that she (her main character) doesn’t […]

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