A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by the award-winning author, Jae, and invited to participate in a character blog tour. I was flattered and a little intrigued.
If you are not familiar with Jae’s (Amazon) incredible books: Backwards to Oregon, Second Nature, Something in the Wine, Conflict of Interest, Next of Kin and Hidden Truths–you might check them out.
Jae is also a generous mentor and teacher. She will be joining us soon at the 2014 GCLS
On with the questions….
What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Silke Dyson is a fictional contemporary character from Wisconsin. Average height, strawberry blond hair, green eyes, and the body of a swimmer. Silke’s a free spirit with an eye for beauty.The other main character is Kirin Foster, a travel writer with a romantic heart.
When and where is the story set?
The story starts out on a turbulent flight to Belize, where a significant part of the story is set up. They meet there and fall under it’s spell. As they navigate the initial awkwardness, they discover similar roots in Wisconsin.
What should we know about him/her?
Silke is an artist/professor in an unhappy relationship with a charismatic narcissist.
What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
A bitter argument got physical resulting in Silke’s traumatic tunnel vision. She becomes dependent, distrustful, and trapped.
What is the personal goal of the character?
Silke wants to achieve enough independence to support herself and her career, without falling victim to outside forces.
Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
There were several working titles, but it was published seven months ago as “Balefire” along with a follow-up novella, “Flights of Fancy.”
When can we expect the book to be published?
When Jae, invited me to do this blog, I was going to talk about the enigmatic Zeke Cabot, star of my Damaged series, and her new release, “Dispatched with Cause,” but something made me choose Silke and that set me to wondering whether I was finished with that story. Who knows? There may be another story…
Meanwhile, I’ve passed the torch to two of my favorites: Critically acclaimed novelist, Ann McMan–Famous Author, mother of the Jericho series, Co-author of Lambda Finalist “Hoosier Daddy” with her dear wife Salem West, and the Neon Prairie Chicken, Sandra Moran. Her Edmund White Finalist, “Letter Never Sent”, “Nudge” and soon the fabled “Addendum.” Their answers will appear next Monday July 7th on their blogs.
Thanks for joining me, please check with Ann and Sandra next week.
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**But… that’s not all, because I’ve been a lazy blogger, I’m going to give you a super special treat–
TOMORROW! With great pleasure, I will present a personal interview with the remarkable Amanda Kyle Williams, critically acclaimed author of the Keye Street thrillers. Her third book “Don’t Talk to Strangers” will be released tomorrow! **
Don’t miss this one.