This is Day 8 of my Character Reveal series for my next book—title TBA soon. I’ll post a new character and a one-question T/F Quiz each Wednesday until I run out of characters. Those who comment most AND answer the most questions correctly will receive a signed book (bookplate sent separately–50 copies up for grabs) and a chance at 1 of 2 $10.00 Gift Certificates. NOTE THIS CHANGE: I started announcing winners at the end of each week, but that became tedious, so I’ll announce future winners toward the end of the Reveal. The books and the CG’s will be sent out upon publication. Sorry, but I can only send signed books to U.S. However, I can send an eBook to international winners.
To enter, leave a comment and type the answer to the quiz at the end of your comment (A, B, or C) I’ve left links to previous posts if you’re joining me late, so you can work your way back if you want to see the other posts and comment. Here’s last week’s POST.
Everyone’s going to love Harley Cassiere. She’s the glue that holds Libby together and won’t let her sink into self-pity. Harley refuses to let her accident keep her from her favorite sport, swimming. She determined to make the Paralympic team, return to school, and move on with her life. It’s Harley’s determination that Libby can’t ignore even though she’d prefer to.
Harley’s the kind of friend you need in your life, especially when things have gone south on you, and giving up seems to be the only option. I really enjoyed writing scenes between the two girls. Here’s one that happens a while after their friendship is solid.
For a while, silence filled the dark room, but I could feel that Harley was still very much awake. “You can walk,” I finally said.
“Right. I noticed that.”
“I’m kind of jealous about it.”
“I know,” Harley said, “but I try to ignore that in you.”
The silence came again, but undercutting that silence was a soft sound of pain.
“Are you crying, Libby?”
“Yes. Don’t rag on me.”
“Have I ever ragged on you?”
“Only all the time, Harley C.” I felt Harley’s arm around my shoulder.
“That’s because I love you, you jerk.
Quiz: Here are some facts about World Para Swimming (Olympic competition for handicapped swimmers). Two are correct. One is not. Which one is not true?
A. Nearly 100 countries participate in the World Para Swimming games.
B. World Para Swimming uses the same rules as its Olympic counterpart.
C. World Para Swimming is only open to male and female athletes who have lost a limb.