Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

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.

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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.

Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

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

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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.

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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.