Don't know about you guys, but I also love a little intrigue. If you do too--let's be friends. And let me intrigue you. Hey, I know!! Let's play on Pinterest!
For each of my books, I have a Pinterest board that gives visual clues. Some fans enjoy keeping up with the newest pics and trying to figure out what is coming next; some just enjoy browsing the boards and connecting the pictures there with the story they've read. You'll find a little bit of everything, from quotes and character photos to scene ideas, hints and clues. I usually add pics while I'm writing scenes, so they give interested readers more insights and clues of what they can look forward to in future chapters or sequels.
But I have to warn you, many pics are not concrete representations. If I post a pic of a unicorn, it might mean something abstract to me--maybe that a character has a utopian attitude or innocence about them, or that we're entering a magical place, or that horses don't have horns, dang it! Fans tell me it is fun for them to try to figure out the clues in the pics I post, some just like looking at the cool pics on Pinterest!
So, today, that's what I have for you. One of the cool Pinterest clues for the fourth episode of the Dimension Thieves, coming at you on April 30- this Thursday. Click HERE to be magically transported to the Pinterest Board if you'd like to be further intrigued!
The solid beat of Jungle from X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons caught my attention on TV- it was used in a commercial for The Walking Dead, but I caught a bit of the tune and had to find it and listen to the whole thing.
That beat at the beginning- that's Dimension Thieves all the way. Slammed, pounded-- the ship, the crew, the dimensions they discover...the hard-hitting beat matches the way I think of the whole adventure. The crew of the Karolina Nine are in for it. That's why this was the first song I chose for the playlist.
This week, we have the
author’s pick for an interview.I’ve
chosen Calerbius Brown, the cantankerous mechanic with a social chip on his
shoulder.I hope you enjoy getting to
know him a little better!
Misty:How are you
Calerbius?It’s good to have you here for
want to be here.I got things to do.
Misty:I’ll try to
make it quick, alright?
make it over?
I’m sorry, I can’t do that.People are
dying to find out a little more about the man who is Calerbius Brown...good guy or villian? We're dying to know!
Calerbius: (harumphs)(scratches his butt)
Misty: I see you're not up for a soul-searching interview. How about we
just play a short round of This or That?
we just end this and let me get on to
Misty:(sighs)Ok, Calerbius, first question.Would you rather be a mechanic or a cook?
face)What kinda question is that?I don’t wanna be neither.I shoulda been president, that’s what I'd rather.And if I was, it'd be a law that people can’t do none of these useless interviews…
Misty: (tries to hold polite smile)Alright, you'd rather be president. How about this one:Would you rather live on Antythera or choose
business is it of yers?What are you
doin, anyway?Writin’ a book?
Misty: (straight face)Listen,Calerbius, I’m the author
here and we're supposed to do a character interview.If you’re going to be
uncooperative, I’m going to have to edit your answers.
that wouldn’t ya?All you people—Level
A’s and authors and snot nose captains…alla you think you’re so high and
Misty:OH FOR THE
LOVE OF STORIES!I’M TRYING TO GIVE YOU
A CHANCE HERE!I’M GIVING YOU A PLATFORM
TO SPEAK YOUR PIECE AND WIN THE AUDIENCE OVER, YOU PIGHEADED MECHANIC!
loud all the time?
Misty: (throws up hands)I give up.Calerbius Brown,
Calerbius: (nods with an extended lip)Donchya forget it, neither.
To find out why Calerbius is such a cantankerous old fart,
grab Episode One of the Dimension Thieves and come along on the adventure:
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read The Dimension Thieves,
Episode 3 yet, this will certainly spoil your fun. NO PEEKING. The only way to remedy this is for you to get
yourself quickly over to an ebook store, snatch up the first three episodes and
read like the wind. Don’t you come back
here until you’re through. Then, and
only then, come on back and read what went wrong in one of the fan fave scenes!
Scene: Katuna Baro to show Force the Captain’s Quarters
Captain does need to know his ship,” Katuna says from the stairs.
actors, Force and Pawl, turn to see Katuna Baro holding the rail at the top
step.Unfortunately, they also see the
wardrobe malfunction Katuna is unknowingly sporting.From her mark, Katuna’s left hoot is not
exposed to Force yet, but plays peek-a-boo with Pawl.
taken the tour already,” Katuna says, ignoring Pawl as he flails, pointing to
her exposed niplet in way of warning.Katuna continues to ignore him, since he is off-camera, assuming he is
just trying to sabotage her scene.The
actors enjoy doing that to one another—a challenge to see who can successfully
finish their scene, despite distractions.
Force notices Pawl’s frantic gestures and as Katuna steps forward to take Force’s
arm, he catches a glimpse of the exposure .
show you around, if you like,”Katuna
continues, dutifully ignoring Pawl as Force’s eyes bulge.
you,” Forcereplies as he tries to
jockey her sideways in order to block any x-rated filming. Katuna, thinking
Force is trying to steal her shot, shoves him and the strain in his tone is
detectable as he finishes the line, “But this tour isn’t for pleasure.”
let me show you where your quarters are, Captain,” Katuna purrs, elbowing
her way back into the shot.The whole
dress has given up the ghost and is flapping like a saggy pirate flag over
Katuna’s open treasure chest.She
thrusts back her shoulders, going full-Superbowl-Jackson.“At least let me show you that.”
begins to guffaw as the camera man spots the problem.The lens zooms in and Force finally puts out
a hand, blocking the shot as Katuna finally looks down and gapes before
pinching together the opening of her malfunctioning dress.