Monday, July 11, 2011

2 Author, Sarah Kenochan guest post and giveaway

KARMA FOR KARACTERS

In my novel Jane Was Here the title character walks into a town for which she has a vague memory. Something happened to her here, which caused her disappearance – in 1853.

And some of the people complicit in her disappearance 150 years ago are reincarnated as well to the present day. Each for different reasons has migrated to this same town. Fate has arranged for them all to be present when Jane appears, so that a karmic reckoning can take place.

Fiction writers, whether they acknowledge it or not, control their characters’ destinies, taking the role of God or Fate. As we know, characters can get away from you, making their own choices and turns – they seem to have free will sometimes!

In writing Jane Was Here, I sat myself on the throne of Divinity and designed my characters human lives – and their eventual fates – as a quid pro quo for their former incarnations. I asked myself: what had they each done in a past life to deserve the present one?  Are they being punished? Or are they happy and prosperous because of their good choices in another life? If a man abuses women in a past life, does he come back as a woman to suffer the same indignities? If another character died of rabies in another century, are they now afraid of dogs without knowing why?

I won’t pretend that my job as the Deity wasn’t fun. Or that there wasn’t a supreme satisfaction to designing a far, far past for characters who have no idea why their lives are so difficult, and who have a future appointment with karma, when justice will be served.


Find out more information about Jane here. You can also follow Jane on Facebook and Twitter.




Sarah Kenochan is generously giving away 5 signed hardcover books for my US readers and 5 digital (EPUB) copies to my International readers. There are two separate forms for each one so make sure you fill out the correct one.

  • Please read my giveaway/contest policy before entering
  • You MUST be 17+ years to enter this giveaway
  • You MUST fill out one of the forms below to be entered in the giveaway
  • You do not have to be a follower to enter. It's appreciated but not necessary
  • Giveaway ends July 18, 2011

2 comments:

  1. What an awesome giveaway! I am very intrigued by this book. My fingers are crossed I win. :)

    ReplyDelete

 

To Read, or Not To Read Copyright © 2010-2016 - |- Template created by O Pregador - |- Powered by Blogger Templates