Today my Guest Post on The Story Reading Ape’s blog got published. I’m very honored he accepted my article.
Thank you so much for your friendship and ongoing support, Chris!
I’m breaking out of the YA Fantasy genre with my new book, stepping into an unfamiliar field. My latest novel has some crime, flawed characters, and a protagonist who doesn’t always make the best choices… and smokes like a chimney.
Now, as compared to the YA’ The Council of Twelve‘ series, I don’t have to limit what my characters say or do. I can add intimacy, attraction, passion, crime, and one or other swear word if I want.
And, I can add cigarettes. But is that a good idea? In a time when the world around us shrinks ‘smoking zones’ to a woeful nothing, where entire cities declare their public places smoke-free environment, and where health warnings are printed on every cigarette pack, should my protagonist smoke?
Oh – how WONDERFUL! Maxine is back! Thanks so much for the giggles and smiles, TSRA. You’re the best!
Thank you so much for the Monday Funnies, Story Reading Ape. What would we do without them? I love to spread the smiles as often as I can.
Thank you, TSRA for our Aunty Acid on your Monday Funnies. Mondays are not the same without them!
Thank you so much for Aunty Acid Story Reading Ape! We all need a bit of her wisdom – and humor!
The Story Reading Ape provides us once again with giggles. Thanks so much for Maxine!
Thank you, Story Reading Ape, for a great giggle early this year! I had tons of fun with these and will spread the smiles!