The adorable Kelly Hashway tagged me in the Meet My Character Blog Hop. Here's Kelly:
Kelly is an extremely prolific author of books for teens and children. Check out her books here.
The mission of this blog hop is to introduce your character to the world. Today you'll meet Mia Hartley, the star of this book:
Mia is a spunky girl with a big heart. I chose her because the book isn't out yet so most of the world hasn't met her! Plus I just finished final revisions, so she's fresh in my mind.
1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Mia Hartley is a fictional, modern-day girl.
2. When and where is the story set?
The story is set in the present at Stanton Middle School.
3. What should we know about him/her?
Mia has a big heart. She wants to make her parents proud, but she also genuinely wants to help others.
4. What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Every year Mia watches on Valentine's Day as all the popular kids get chocolate roses from admirers. This year she wants the students who never get roses to get them. So she secretly purchases some. She doesn't realize that by doing this, she'll end up playing Cupid long after Valentine's Day has passed.
5. What is the personal goal of the character?
Mostly she just wants her parents to be as proud of her as they are her older sister.
6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The book is 25 Roses and you can read more about it on Amazon or my website.
7. When can we expect the book to be published?
25 Roses comes out January 6th, 2015. You can pre-order a signed copy (put in notes what you want it to say) from Parnassus Books or (unsigned) from Amazon or add it to your to-read list on Goodreads.
Now it's time to tag two people. Feel free to ignore the tag if you want, but we'd love to get to know your characters!
Beth is a young adult author who interned for Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon. She writes about writing and life! Check out her blog.
Queen Sheena is the author of the upcoming series The Sacrifice. She writes about life, books, book reviews, and more. Here's her blog.
Oh...and, by the way, if you're a reviewer and a member of Edelweiss, you can get a free digital ARC of 25 Roses for review. Check it out!