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Meet My Character Blog Tour

M. S. Kaye - AuthorI would like to thank my friend and one of my first critique partners, M.S. Kaye, for inviting me to this blog hop.

A transplant from Ohio, she lives with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, FL, where she tries not to melt in the sun. She has been a strong supporter of my work and has been very helpful with revising my short stories I’ve published and those yet to find a home. She has multiple published books under her black belt. And I love everything I’ve read so far, published or not. If you haven’t heard of her, you really should check her out. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.

  1. This blog hop focuses on your main character in your WIP. Today, will be my turn. I’d like to introduce you to Quinn. She’s a fictional character living in a fictional world – a world called Epsylon, 2300 years after The Great Migration. She was raised at The Estate of The Keepers of Marrow where she learned everything about their history, translating the ancient language verbatim. Several months before The Night of the Silver Sun she would be tested to see if she was ready to attempt the once-every-hundred-year-quest to find the power of the crystal that would bring peace over their land again. Or so The Elders believed.

Quinn sets out with Lana, her best friend, to find the crystal. But what happens leaves her memories wiped blank. She has no idea who she is or what her purpose is, let alone where she is and what she’s going to do. Eventually, she’s drawn to her original purpose despite her memory loss. She completes her task with the help of 2 “new-found friends” and brings “home” more than The Elders ever imagined.

The working title of this WIP is The Night of the Silver Suns and this is the most I’ve posted about this story. It’s my very first attempt at a novel, which took me about 5 years to complete the first draft. It scared the heck out of me. And now, I must tackle the edits, to make it better. That scares the heck out of me, too. I’ve worked with short stories throughout my history of writing. I’ve had a few published, too. But, to tackle the novel, well that’s just a different critter altogether. At first it was daunting. Then I felt as though I would never get through it, most of the time wondering if I’ve kept it coherent enough to make it a long story. But, I worked one word at a time because a single word is progress.

My Golden Rule On Writing First Drafts

I would like to nominate…

1) Heather Jacobs was born in St. Paul, MN. She received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice and it was during her coursework that she developed a passion for politics and people watching. It was these passions that eventually led to Jacobs writing We the People.

  • When she isn’t writing, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is the mother of one fur baby named Titan, a shih tzu full of personality and attitude. Heather has a love for good television shows like Grimm, True Blood, Nashville, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Doctor Who, and so many others.

    The idea behind Heather’s debut novel, We the People, came about during the 2012 presidential elections. She is currently working on Self-Evident Truths, Book Two in her dystopian trilogy, as well as a new book about time travel.


2) M. Andrew Patterson is a librarian, occasional computer programmer/repair person, occasional poet, and aspiring writer. He’s lover of all things creative be it art, music, movies, or books. He’s a husband to an amazing and beautiful wife and a father to two intelligent and wonderful children.



Due to work, I missed preparing them for this nomination, but I thought it would be fun if they participated. If not, that’s ok, too.



  1. Ping from S. Katherine Anthony:

    Oooooooh! I think Quinn’s story sounds VERY intriguing! Good luck with edits 😀
    S. Katherine Anthony recently posted…Like OMG I’m Back in High School!My Profile

  2. Ping from Patricia Lynne:

    That sounds like a cool story. Good luck with edits and if you ever need someone to beta read, I volunteer as tribute. 😉

  3. Ping from Arlee Bird:

    “One word at a time” makes good sense. It sounds focused to me.

    Arlee Bird recently posted…Battle of the Bands: It Wouldn’t Have Made Any DifferenceMy Profile

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