Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

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I’ve been tagged by the hugely inspiring author of Tally: An Intuitive Life, Mary Clark, to take part in a Meet My Main Character blog hop. The rules of this hop are to answer some questions about the main character in a work in progress, and then tag authors who you admire to join the hop if they want to.

The Questions:

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

I’ve decided to introduce my main character in the first stand alone book in my Ghostwriter series. Her name is Judith. Although she is the main character in the whole series of books, her clients get most of the space.

2. When and where is the story set?

This book is set in the present in South Africa. Most of the books in this series are set here, although Judith does get around and about in some of them.

3. What should we know about him/her?

Judith is a ghostwriter specialising in memoirs. Her clients are mainly elderly and rich. She is really good at what she does, charges highly for her work, and lives very well. Most of the stories she takes down are humdrum, but occasionally she’ll come across a special client, with a very special tale to tell.

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

She tries very hard not to get emotionally involved with her clients. Unfortunately, under a tough, glossy, professional exterior, Judith is a softy, and sometimes finds herself entangled in the lives of strangers who have captured her heart.

5. What is the personal goal of the character?

She believes that her goal is to do what she does as well as she can, and earn enough money to live very comfortably for the rest of her life. Unfortunately her personal goalposts tend to move when she comes across certain lives.

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

This book is called Emmaline, and I’ll post a piece of it when it’s a little more polished in a couple of weeks. Its cover will be a little different to the one it currently has though.

LB2 sized 2ab (2)

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

Soon – definitely this year.

And now I’m tagging authors whose words I love to read, and if they choose to take on this challenge they will post their own Meet My Main Character blogs next week, and tag the authors who rock their boats. I generally don’t ask for permission to tag authors even though you won’t get future links if they choose not to partake. I just choose those writers who I admire, and whose processes I especially want to know more about. Here they are.

Sally Cronin always blows me away with the things she does. It’s amazing to be really brilliant at just one thing, but Sally is an expert on health and nutrition, and publishing – not to mention that she’s hosted real live on air radio shows. She’s a popular author too, so I’m hoping she’ll partake in this hop, and most important of all, she’s my lovely forever friend.

Another author whose current work in process I’d love to poke my nose in is Janice Spina. Again she is one of those busy authors who always finds time to support and recognise Indie writers. It takes a special kind of person to write for children, and do it so well. It’s not surprising that we all love authors like this – they’re just inspiring in every way.

Completing my triad of powerfully talented authors is Olga Nunez Miret. I’m a little starstruck by Olga. She’s a brilliant author, but I hasten to add, also a translator, and forensic psychiatrist. With all of that, she is another wonderful, kind soul who always makes the time to boost and support all the rest of us. Rockstar in my book.

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13 thoughts on “Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    June 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you so much Jo for nominating me for this – I do have a second book on the go – and accepting this means I am going to have to finish it! Will do my best lovely friend.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 29, 2014 at 6:23 am

      Cool, cool and cool! Now I get to stick my nose in – love it! 🙂

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    June 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I have been tagged by the lovely Jo Robinson who has more faith in my abilities to get books out than is probably warranted. I do have two on the go at the moment – and the second in progress will be revealed next week when I tag authors in return. Thank you Jo and will get my skates on.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 29, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Thank you for accepting the challenge Sally! You’re always on time and spot on – I need skates with little engines on to keep up. HUGS 🙂 XXXXX

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    jjspina said:
    June 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you for such kind words, Jo. I feel humbled in the company of the other two amazing authors you mentioned. I am extremely busy at this time copy editing other authors’ books, my own novel and blogging and reviewing other books. How much time do I have to do this? I would love to take part. Thank you for thinking of me!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 29, 2014 at 6:09 am

      Take all the time you need Janice – I’m taking the word “deadline” out of my personal dictionary. 😉 X

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        jjspina said:
        July 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

        My blog tour is up on http://www.jemsbooks.com. Thank you for your support, kindness and friendship! Xo

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          July 3, 2014 at 11:40 am

          Thanks to you Janice for taking part – I know you must be busy, busy. I love the sound of your thriller, so I’m really chuffed you shared it, and I love your tags too!

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    kcg1974 said:
    June 24, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    NIce to ‘meet’ them all, Sally. So talented!! Thank you! 🙂

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    jjspina said:
    June 27, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Jo, I have my blog tour post ready. When do I post it? Next Tuesday? Thank you so much for honoring me in this way. I appreciate your kind support, my friend!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 27, 2014 at 6:09 am

      Wow – you’re quick Janice. 🙂 Officially these tour posts are supposed to go up on the Monday of the week after you’re tagged, but I was late with mine, so Monday would be good and get the trip back on track. You’re wonderful Janice – both with your lovely support, and your awesome writing. 🙂 X

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