Judith Graves, author of Under my Skin, took some time in her busy schedule to rally her paranormal 2k10 friends to give us some insight on their character’s biggest fear. Without further introduction, here’s what Judith wanted to share with us!
What a week! I’ve just returned home after 8 days in NYC for Book Expo America and the Class of 2k10 NYC tour. Wowza. We did so much and yet had no time to do typical “touristy” stuff. Oh well, maybe next year. My blog partner, Kitty Keswick, (also a member of 2k10) and I vlogged our BEA/NYC experiences and I had intended to video the paranormal authors in the group answering a question just for this blog. You know what they say about the road to hell – I simply ran out of time. HOWEVER, I did manage to wrangle a few twitter-like responses, so here goes…
As writers of the paranormal, the supernatural, the plain odd and often creepy, our characters face the fantastical and the fierce – things that go bump in the night. Yet the underlying themes of paranormal fiction are those any teen / adult can relate to. I ask you, fellow freaky authors:
“What does your main character fear the most?”
Judith Graves, Under My Skin (Leap Books)
Eryn’s biggest fear is also her biggest strength - the unexplored power that lies under her skin.
Leah Cypess, Mistwood (Greenwillow / HarperCollins)
Above all, Isabel fears failure -- a failure that can only happen if she is not truly the all-powerful creature everyone believes her to be.
Mara Purnhagen, Past Midnight (Harlequin Teen)
Charlotte fears that people will not see her as normal.
Shannon Delany, 13 to Life (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Jess'd say she fears not being who her mom hoped she'd be. But what we think we fear is not always what we really fear most.
Kitty Keswick, Freaksville (Leap Books)
Kasey, fundamental fear is people will see through her and see her as a freak. But she's learning to accept herself and her gifts.
Thank you very much Judith! I really appreciate you taking to time to stop by <3
She also offered a nice bunch of swag to giveaway to one lucky winner!
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