40mm of rain since Saturday has made me dance with joy. There is nothing like a decent steady rain to make people smile, and lying in bed listening to the pitter-patter on a tin roof, there is no better music in the world.
So, in honour of the rain, I thought I’d give you a chance to name two characters in my newly finished book, Purple Roads.
At the moment, their names are Cam and Belinda. Cam is a truck driver, while Belinda is a stay-at-home mum with four boys. I don’t really know why I put poor Belinda through torture, but there you are.
This couple are quite integral to the book, so while you’re not naming the main characters, Cam is mates with one of them.
So to do this, you must answer two questions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- What is your favourite thing about bookshops?
- If you could have dinner with your favourite character in a book, who would it be?
Entries must be in by August 22nd and the winner will be announced on the 29th. As well as naming these characters, you will win a book pack worth $60, a personally autographed copy of Purple Roads and a mention in the acknowledgements.
I thought it would only be fair if I answered the questions too, so my favourite thing about a bookshop is the mysteries it holds. Just walking through the door often gives me goose bumps, or just makes me smile.
The character I would most like to have dinner with is Harry Bosch from Michael Connelly’s books. I swear I’m just a little in love with him!