Last week, you met the cast of Emma’s Con, so it feels right to also put together a book tag for the story.
Ready to learn more about Emma’s Con? Me too! Let’s dive in.
1. A crazy hacker’s gone into your computer and has deleted all of your music, except for one song off of you writing playlist. Which song is it?
I know I chose a Lindsey Stirling song last time, but she’s still my favorite artist to write while listening to. Since Emma’s Con is set in the west, I listened to Roundtable Rival throughout the writing of the story.
2. Your protagonist and antagonist have been paired up by friends to go out to lunch together. Where do they go?
Emma is sick of fish, and the antagonist, her father, is a meat guy, so they’d go to a barbeque joint. Emma and her father would be able to sit down and eat together, unless this was taking place in the third act of the story, in which case, like most stories, there’s no way they’d be able to have a meal together.
3. You’re crossing a bridge when the troll living under it stops you. He demands to read a chapter from your novel, and won’t let you cross otherwise. Which chapter do you give him?
The last chapter. The change in Emma is my favorite part of the story. I understand how difficult it was for her to make that leap and venture out on her own, and since there’s no way I could fight a troll, I think a moving chapter would be enough for me to get passed him.
4. Your friends have invited you out to a party. Surprise! All of your characters are there. Who do you choose to hang out with?
I’d want to hang out with Herrom. He’s a thirty-something Native American, and I like his bluntness and honesty. I feel like I could have a real conversation with him, and since I’m not a party person, I’ll take the conversation.
5. Crap. You left your car keys in your house, and you’ve (somehow) locked yourself out. Which of your characters picks the lock for you?
Emma. She’d be willing to help me, and she’s a witch, so hello...she could totally just use a spell.
6. The zombie apocalypse is happening right now. (It sucks.) Everyone is fleeing the planet, and moving to Mars. ONE of your characters can go with you. Who do you choose?
I want to say Emma because she’s a witch, but I think Herrom would be the better choice. If anyone can start over in a new place and survive, it’s him.
7. You’ve been given the opportunity to travel to one place (town, building, landmark, country) in your book. Where do you go?
The forest Emma and her father live in. The story takes place during the Great Depression in a small town called Feathersprings in northern California. Like Arthur, town life isn’t for me. I’d be happier camping among the redwoods :)
8. You meet your main character and start a conversation with them. Problem is, you’ve only got six words or less to do so. What do you say?
“What took you so long?” I know Emma is growing up and walking away from what you’ve known your whole life isn’t easy, but come on, her father’s been conning people for years, and she’s just now deciding that’s wrong? While it’s realistic, as a grown woman, it bugs me that Emma’s almost sixteen and is just now developing a sense or moral.
9. Crazy acid rain is falling from the sky. Which of your characters would you use as an umbrella?
Arthur. He’s a total asshole and after what he did to Roy and Walter, he deserves it.
10. You’re out at a restaurant with your main character, and the time has come to order dessert. What do you order for them?
Something decadent since she’s been living mostly on fish.
What’s one of your favorite books? It can be one you’ve written or a book by any author of your choice. Choose your book then answer these ten questions. Share with us your answers in the comments :)