Thursday, September 11, 2014

Character Blog Hop

Thanks to Annette Lyon for tagging me in this character blog hop!

For the character blog hop, readers get to jump around to discover characters we have recently written about or are currently writing about. You can find Annette's character post HERE.

First, a little about Annette:

Annette has been writing ever since about second grade, when she piled pillows on a chair to reach her mother's typewriter. In the many years since, she's published over a dozen novels, three nonfiction books, several (October's will make nine) novellas in an award-winning anthology series. She's published over 130 magazine and newspaper articles. She's done freelance business writing and worked for many years as a senior editor at Precision Editing Group. She's a Whitney Award winner, a two-time recipient of Utah’s Best of State medal for fiction, and a three-time publication award winner from the League of Utah Writers, most recently, the Silver Quill in 2013. Annette graduated cum laude with a degree in English from Brigham Young University. When she's not writing, editing, knitting, or eating chocolate, you can find her mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor.

Here are some other places you can find her online:

Now to share my character with you:

What is the name of your character? 
I decided to pick  the heroine of Prejudice Meets Pride, Emma Mackie.

When and where is the story set?
It's a contemporary book set in Colorado Springs.

What should we know about your character?
Like the title suggests, Emma is incredibly prideful. So much so that she lets her pride get in the way a lot. But she also has a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.

What is the main conflict?
Again, as the title implies, the main conflict involves a slightly prejudiced guy and a massively prideful girl. Will they? Won't they? You'll have to read it to find out. :)

What is your character's personal goal?
Emma's goal is to provide for her nieces while trying hard not to fall for the handsome, out-of-her-league next door neighbor. She achieves half that goal.

Is there a working title, and where can we find out more about it?
Prejudice Meets Pride. 

When can we expect the book to be published?
The book came out in April and can be found on the following sites:

To find some of my other publications, visit my My Books Page.


Now a bit about the author you'll get to hear from next Monday!

Author Karey White

I am the oldest of eleven children, born to parents who were either saints or crazy, maybe both. They thought we were all capable of being professional athletes or broadway stars. They weren't right, of course, but they did help us have self-confidence.

I have the greatest family. A patient husband who makes me laugh and four clever, good-looking children--two boys and two girls. I adore them all.

Through the years I've been a student, a teacher, a secretary, a clothing designer and seamstress, a wedding cake maker, a crafter, a scrapbooker, a cook, a homework helper (until they pass me in math, somewhere around the third grade), and a fan at my children's sporting events. Before I die, I'd either like to be a great housekeeper or have the money to hire a maid.

I've been writing since Jr. High, when I was hired by a county newspaper to do a Happenings column about our little town of about 300 people. I got paid by the word so every week I called every family in town and got their news. It wasn't high-brow journalism but the column earned me a little spending money.

On our way to Aspen, CO, my sister, my two oldest kids and I were hit head-on by a drunk driver in a stolen car. Although we suffered serious injuries, we all survived.

Candy isn't worth eating unless it's chocolate. (See's are the best.)

When I was seven years old, I fell and broke my arm . . . on a dirtclod.

When I was a child, my family bought and renovated an old school-house. It was a wonderful place to live in spite of the bats that flew over our heads at night.

I've been told that my naturally curly hair doesn't get longer, it gets bigger.

I've always liked game shows. Everything from Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy to the reality-style game shows like Amazing Race, Survivor, and Top Chef.

Nothing makes me happier than being with family and friends eating good food, sharing good conversation and a few laughs. That might be why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

She'll be talking about a character in her fabulous Husband Maker Series. The first book, The Husband Maker can be found at the following links:


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