What fictional chracter inspires you?
"Damon Salvatore. ;-)" - Heidi Kling, author of Sea.
"Many, many characters have inspired me; I'd have to say that I'm particularly impressed by those in a lot of anime series. Such as L and Light from Death Note, who out-connive each other in spectacular ways, or Yukino Miyazawa from Kare Kano (His and Her Circumstances), whose perfect student exterior hides her all-consuming desire to be praised and admired." - Karen Kincy, author of Other.
"It's always someone different, depending on what I'm working on. Right now, some characters who inspire me are Jace Wayland, Atticus Finch, and Amélie." - Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement.
"Gwyn from Cynthia Voigt’s novel Jackaroo. I read this book in middle school and it sparked my desire to tell stories—and also made me feel very empowered as a girl." - Bree Despain, author of The Dark Divine.
"Oh, so many! Meg in A Wrinkle in Time, Katniss in Hunger Games, Leslie in Bridge to Terabithia. You can see I have an affinity for strong, creative, smart girl characters." - Kristin Tubb, author of Selling Hope.
Come back Thursday to find out what fictional characters inspire the rest of our authors!
Thanks to the incredible generosity of the authors I was able to pull together another epic giveaway for this round of Author Insight, so thank you to all those who donated books and swag. Let's see those prizes!
The list of prizes...
- ARC of A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
- Grace by Elizabeth Scott
- Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis (signed)
- The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (signed)
- ARC of Plain Kate by Erin Bow
- ARC of The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
- ARC of Stork by Wendy Delsol
- Losing Faith by Denise Jaden (signed)
- We Hear the Dead by Dianne Salerni (signed)
- We Hear the Dead T-Shirt
- The Dark Divine (UK paperback) by Bree Despain (signed)
- ARC of Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
- Other by Karen Kincy
- Indigo Blues by Danielle Joseph
- ARC of Selling Hope by Kristin Tubb
Now, listen closely, because I'm about to tell you how this is going to work. There will be FOUR winners. My only request is that winners who get early picks on the books don't take all the signed books. You can. It is your pick afterall, but at least consider sharing the wealth. That's all I ask.
Grand Prize Winner - Choice of 5 books from the photo above, a book of your choice from Diana Pharaoh Francis that she will sign, the We Hear the Dead T-shirt, and assorted swag. .
Winner #2 - Choice of 4 books, a book of your choice from Diana Pharaoh Francis that she will sign, and assorted swag.
Winner #3 - Choice of 3 books and assorted swag.
Winner #4 - The remaining two books and assorted swag.