Today I’m taking part in a “Meet my character” blog tour. Thanks so much to author friend Marsha West for inviting me. You can read all about the heroine of one of Marsha’s delicious suspenses here on her own blog, as part of the tour.
Marsha’s given me a few questions to answer, so here goes:
1.) What is the name of your character? The character I’ve chosen to write about is Paul Farrell, the hero of my novel A Way from Heart to Heart.
2.) Is he/she fictional or a historic person? He’s a fictional journalist, although I’ve just discovered there’s actually a real Paul Farrell who writes for The Guardian. This was purely coincidence! I hope the real Paul Farrell won’t mind. I’m guessing he won’t take it too hard to be taken for the role model for a kind, considerate, good-looking, all round heroic romantic hero, though! :)
3.) When and where is the story set? It’s set partly in London, and partly on the Yorkshire moors in the north of England, where I live.
4.) What should we know about him/her? At the start of the story, Paul appears quite reserved and rather stiff. The heroine’s secret nickname for him is “stuffed shirt Paul.” As the story progresses, though, we discover there’s a lot more to Paul than meets the eye…
5.) What is the main conflict? What messes up his life? Paul has a secret he’s kept from the heroine for years. The day comes, though, when he decides it’s finally time to reveal all.
6.) When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published? The book was released yesterday! Hooray!
And now it’s time for me to pass the baton on. Instead of passing on the questions, I’m going to mention another three bookish blogs I’ve been following, that I love.
1. SS Readers Corner. I absolutely love this Malaysian blog, run by a bookshop that rents out books. (Books are expensive to buy in Malaysia.) I’ve learned a lot of topical book industry facts here, plus got to know of some great new authors. The blog is run by someone who loves to read. We might be miles apart, but we like a lot of similar books.
2. Rosemary Gemmell Rosemary is a Scottish author who often posts about her life in Scotland, as well as writing tips and useful pieces of info for authors. I enjoy her blog very much, and she has some great photos.
3. MuseItUp Publishing blog Muse is the Canadian publishing house where I met Marsha, and where I’ve made lots of other great friends. There’s a theme to the blog every month, and I enjoy reading my friends’ and fellow authors’ entertaining posts. There’s always a post that makes me smile.
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I hope you enjoyed finding out more about my hero, “stuffed shirt” Paul Farrell :)
Do you enjoy following other people’s blogs? Do you have any good recommendations for blogs aimed at book lovers or writers? If you have any questions or comments at all, I’d love to hear from you!