The Name a Character after a Reader contest was conceived in September last year with the goal of stimulating The Blood She Betrayed eBook sales prior to the Bundaberg paperback launch. Since Clan Destine Press was unable to release the eBook until after the September Facebook party and the Brisbane and Bundaberg launches in October, Iopened the contest up to all readers who bought copies of the eBook or paperback during October.
The winner is… *drum roll* … ex-Bundy writer Emma Gough, who attended one of the Brisbane book launches.
The brilliant plot twist to this contest is that I had *already* created an Emma character in The Ghost She Killed so, even though Emma’s happy to have a multi-layered characters as her namesake, I have also drawn two more names – just to make it a little more fun. I will weave these two names into my current manuscript in the coming months.
I’d originally hoped to draw out a man’s name as the winner as I have a few fabulous new male characters in The Ghost She Killed, but that didn’t happen so my little mind is now working out what roles Shaye and Krystal will play in my work-in-progress. I’m almost certain one of them will become the namesake for one of the sword-wielding Goth girls, introduced to readers in The Blood She Betrayed. We’re resurrecting a few of those assassins for the next book.
The namesake character may not have large roles in The Ghost She Killed, but they will certainly play a part – even if it’s just as a dead body 🙂
Name a Character winners:
1. Emma Gough, Brisbane, Aust
2. Krystal Sardelich-Mcnutt, Greymouth, NZ
3. Shaye Campbell, Yarraman, Aust