Tag Archives: Kaeya

My Characters in Quarantine

Standard

Greeting, friends!

I know most of us are practicing social distancing right now, or are in full-blown quarantine. (And I applaud you! Props for flattening the curve, and all that.) So I thought it would be fun to ask my characters what they would be doing if they were stuck in quarantine.


Willow, from A Book Without Dragons
“Getting caught up on reading! Reading some new books if I could get them, but if not then rereading the old ones is great, too.”


Ellsie from The World That Forgot How to Dance
“There’s actually a lot of exercises you can do from a small space that’ll make you a better dancer. Having a huge stage is fun, but spending some time really focusing on the basics never hurts.”


Snowiks from A Book Without Dragons
“I wouldn’t be at home. I’m an essential employee.”
[Hannah] – “Yeah, I know, but that’s not the point of the blog post. If you weren’t an essential employee—”
“But I am.”
[Hannah] *getting annoyed* “Riiiight, but if you had to be in quarantine…”
“…”
[Hannah] – …
“Essential employees don’t have to stay at home.”
[Hannah] – *sighs* “Never mind.”


Kaeya from The Bard’s Choice
“I’m sure I’d still have customers even if we were in quarantine. I deal mostly in stolen items, so my clientele isn’t overly concerned with breaking rules. I might have to meet with them outside of my normal shop. And I’d tell them to keep six feel away, of course.”


Denise from The World That Forgot How to Dance
“Well, classes are all online, right? So I’d just keep going to school. I’d miss having the library, but for the most part things would be okay.”


Teera from Sisters, a Sorceress, Curses, and Songs
“I’ve always wanted to give gardening a try. And if the quarantine goes longer than expected, we’d have a lot of vegetables.”


Emilin from Sisters, a Sorceress, Curses, and Songs
“Pft. Practicing, obviously. We could get a lot of new songs written.” *pause* “What do you mean Teera said gardening?”


 

I hope you are all staying safe and finding ways to keep yourselves entertained and in high spirits! (Also – I don’t condone Kaeya’s response. She’s a bit of a workaholic. Juuuuust take a break.)

The Bard’s Choice: 8 Random Facts

Standard

Hello, friends! I hope everyone’s week is going well. Here are eight random bits of trivia about my fantasy novelette, The Bard’s Choice.

BC Cover

  1. In the first draft, Onrey’s name was actually Jannir. I came up with the name Onrey for the messenger boy in Chapter 3, and decided immediately that I liked that name way too much to use on a character with only a couple scenes, so I flipped the names.
  2. When I first mentioned the title to my writers group, they were expecting a bodice-ripping romance about Shakespeare.
  3. ‘The Digger’ – mentioned fleetingly by Kaeya – is actually a semi-important character in my new book, Sisters, a Sorceress, Curses, and Songs. The books take place in the same world, several decades apart.
  4. The stone’s color (green) was chosen mostly because it is Hollins University’s main color, which is where I thought of the idea.
  5. Five years past between when I first thought of the idea to when I started writing it.
  6. Authors aren’t supposed to show favoritism, but ‘Andros the Gilder’ is one of my favorite names out of all my characters. (Don’t tell him, though. He’s enough of a narcissist as it is.)
  7. One of my arc readers elected to be credited in the acknowledgements as one of their own original characters: Lilith P. Duke, Pharmacist of Journalism.
  8. Kett did not get his job back at the rock quarry. He eventually found work with a blacksmith, and enjoyed it very much despite never advancing beyond the rank of apprentice.

If you want to know
more about this book,
you can find it here
Also on Audiobook!