Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Supernatural Book Signing & Winners!

Last week I had an opportunity to meet three amazing authors, all in one night, as part of the Supernatural Tour! I had a blast & thanks to Lesley learned that authors really are a crazy bunch ;) I thought it would be fun to share with you the authors answers to my favorite question from an audience member: how to develop characters.

(clockwise: Jackie, me, Kim Harrison, Aprilynne Pike & Lesley Livingston)

Kim Harrison read from her newest book, Early to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery, #2), a series I hadn't yet read but sounded so interesting (and yes has been added to my Mt. TBR pile)! Kim had the most unique answer: write down what you'd find in their closet, make a list of things about them & use the Myers-Briggs personality test to get an idea of how they would react in different situations. I would love to pick Kim's brain one day!

Aprilynne Pike is as cute as a button in real life & funny too! She suggested that you write characters who you find interesting. If you find the character boring, either add more to them OR scrap them altogether. I was so embarrassed that I had been butchering the name of a main character from her Wings series...Tamani is pronounced Tam-Annie NOT Ta-Moni, ooops! I'm kinda scared for Tamani in the next book, Team Tamani all the way..but I can so she her throwing us a curve ball in book 3 (there will be 4 books in the series).

I must say that Lesley Livingston is such a hoot :) She talked about hearing the characters voices & putting characters together in different scenarios to learn about them through their interaction. I've had both books in her Wonderous Strange series for a bit now & can kick myself for not reading them sooner - I can't wait to meet Bob!

...and what you've all been waiting for, the winners are...

Emily - Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison

Sara - Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Lea - Wonderous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Check your emails, you have 48 hours to respond :)


  1. What a great event - lucky lady! :) I've been butchering Tamani's name all this time, too ... I promise to start pronouncing it correctly if Aprilynn lets him end up with Laurel in the end! ;)

  2. Wow, I would love to meet Kim Harrison, she is one of my favorites.

  3. I agree with you about Lesley, she is a hoot. I met her a few weeks back in Kitchener.

  4. Wow, it sounds like you had an awesome time (I love Kim's answer!).

    And thank you so much! I just emailed you :)

  5. Three awesome authors at one signing, you're lucky you got to attend.

  6. Melissa ~ thanks! Yes I can't believe I was doing that, glad I'm not alone though :)

    Elie ~ awww, too bad. She was great, hopefully you will get a chance soon!

    Heather ~ Loved her!

    Lea ~ I sure did & congrats hun!

    Jenny ~ I know, it was a great night :)

  7. Congratulations everyone...and wow, what a signing! ^_^