Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Guest post and giveaway with Karen Metcalf

I had the pleasure of being apart of Karen's blog tour to introduce her novella In the Storm! Karen is here today with a guest post stay tuned for a giveaway! My review can be found in the post below this one.

No one ever asks about Mitchell.
As I started setting up guest posts and interviews for this blog tour, I realized that I never received any questions about Mitchell. I understand he is a smaller character, and doesn’t have many lines, but I think he is very crucial to IN THE STORM.
In fact, Mitchell was written before Carly. He was the very first person I pictured when I began to put ideas on paper. He was modeled after my younger brother.  My brother was a quiet kid, though it didn’t last long.  I always remember him seeming to be in deep thought to be so young. I wanted to do something similar with Mitchell. I think this helped me to get inside Carly’s head. I pictured me and my brother in that scenario, and I considered what I would have gone through to protect him.
I don’t think there are enough books about siblings. My most cherished relationships are with my siblings.  There is something about living at least 10 years, with 4 other siblings in the same house. There are things we know about each other that no one else does. There are also the unspoken conversations that can be shared with just a look.  There are so many experiences you share together.  Jane Austen is the only person that comes to mind who truly explored the relationships between siblings. However, she focused much more on sisters.  I am probably closer to my sisters, but I wanted to focus on brother-sister, instead.
I know for sure that I would never be who I am today without all the things we went through together.  I don’t think Carly would, either. 

Karen has offered 2 copies of her e-book IN THE STORM for 2 lucky readers, to enter, simply leave a comment about Karen's post in this this thread with your e-mail, so if you win, I can e-mail you the code for the download.  The giveaway ends on Friday March 11 at midnight PST. Good luck! Winners will be selected by Random.org This is international anyone can enter!

Thank you Karen for stopping by!! 


Vivien said...

Great post. I've been seeing this book a lot more often lately and it sounds great!

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Carina L. Tai said...

Wow :) Great post! I think it's lovely that she's so close with her siblings.

-Carina L. Tai

Nicki J Markus said...

I think it's great to hear about how characters develop. Best wishes with In the Storm - hope the book goes well for you!

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