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Guest Post from Author Stephanie Queen

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today I have a guest post from author Stephanie Queen for you. Her newest novel, The Throwbacks, was just published this week! Congratulations, Stephanie! Be sure to look out for her previous novel, Between a Rock and a Mad Woman, as well.

The Throwbacks
You know you ‘re in trouble as a writer when you interview one of your characters for a guest blog. Hi. My name is Stephanie Queen and I’m a writer. A romance writer. My problem is that I love my characters—almost as if they were real. Don’t judge me too harshly. Wait until you’ve met one of them for yourself, like David Young from The Throwbacks. (Sounds like a soap opera star, doesn’t he?)

DAVID: I think I resent that. After all, I’m a serious crime fighter.

ME: You mean you used to be a crime fighter—didn’t Scotland Yard throw you out a year ago?

DAVID: Temporary situation, I assure you. Meanwhile, I’ve revived my career. I’m in Boston playing the role of Batman opposite a tempting young decorator named Grace.

ME: Aren’t you a little too old for a twenty-something young lady? And what do you mean ‘playing the role of Batman’ anyway?

DAVID: Don’t bring up the age card. I already feel my decline coming on. (I blame you for that, by the way.) As for the Batman role, I’m officially the director of the Boston Police Department’s Scotland Yard Exchange Program. Very cutting edge in the crime-fighting field. They’re working on my utility belt now.

ME: Tell our dear readers what your problem is—and try to be charming.

DAVID: I think you’re mistaking me for a ventriloquist’s dummy.

ME: Nonsense. Use your own words.

DAVID: I decided I was probably better off leaving Grace behind and never looking back. She was trouble with a capital T—okay—that’s old-fashioned, even for me. But she was clearly not right for me. Far too young ingĂ©nue, far too white-picket-fence, far too…everything. I needed to find a good solid woman of experience to share my mid-life decline with—if I were to bother inflicting myself on anyone at all.

ME: Sounds depressing. What made you change your mind about sharing your decline?

DAVID: I got over myself. The commission at Scotland Yard let me off the hook for my…er...past rogue venture. I redeemed my crime-fighting hero status by rescuing the Mayor’s daughter and Grace from…

ME: Hey—wait a minute! Does the word “spoiler” mean anything to you?

DAVID:
You asked. But the main thing is, although I rescued Grace from a dangerous spot, she rescued me as well—apparently from my brooding, yet witty, self-deprecating self.

ME: Sounds like a match.

DAVID: Now who’s the spoiler?

Stephanie Queen
Stephanie Queen’s novel The Throwbacks, Book 1 of the Scotland Yard Exchange Program Series, featuring David and Grace, is available now at Amazon.com, B&N.com and Smashwords.com. For more information on all her novels, visit her website at www.StephanieQueen.com

I have an affiliate relationship with Malaprop's, my local independent bookstore located in downtown Asheville, NC; and Better World Books. I will receive a small commission at no cost to you if you purchase books through links on my site.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Jen, thanks for having me! I'll be around all day to respond to comments or questions--on behalf of David, of course.

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  2. David sounds...er...charming? No...more like a man who needs a good woman. Just like we like our heroes. Great job, Stephanie. The book sounds like a lot of fun! Best of luck.

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  3. DAVID AND GRACE SOUND LIKE SOME POTENTIALLY INTERESTING CHARACTERS. THIS COULD BE LIKE SHERLOCK HOLMES COMES TO BOSTON. LOOK FORWARD TO READING THE BOOK.

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  4. Can't wait to read it. Love the humor. Marian Lanouette

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  5. this sounds like a great read! i can't wait to dig in to it. What a great idea.

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  6. Adorable interview. Looks like another fun read!

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  7. PJ, you're right--David is very needy, yet er, charming...

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  8. Jeff, that's the perfect tag line: Sherlock Holmes comes to Boston!
    hanks for your kind words!

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  9. Marian, Vivian and Jude, I appreciate your kind words!

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  10. Hi Stephanie. This character sounds like he is full of adventure and fun! I just finished reading your first novel and I can't wait to read this one! Patrice

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  11. Wow - what a great idea for a novel! i think this sounds like just the kind of book i would like. I will definitely be checking it out.

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  12. How long will David be staying around? I think he could solve some perplexing cases on the show Disappeared.

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  13. David seems like a very fun-loving, self-assured character who thinkks he knows what he wants from life. It would be fun to see how Grace changes his mind for him. Can't wait to read.

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  14. What a hoot! I like David and his utility belt. How many books, er, how long will David be exchanged?

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  15. You've all been so kind with your comments. Thank you very much!
    Stephanie Queen

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  16. Linda, I plan to keep David around for as much adventure as he can handle --as he settles into his decline...LOL!
    Stephanie Queen

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  17. Oooh - I love the idea of Scotland Yard coming across the pond! Sounds like a great read - I'm intrigued by David's past rogue adventure...congrats!

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