by Samantha Kidd from the Style & Error Mystery Series by Diane Vallere
Of course, I'm not cooperating.
Can I be honest for a moment? My background is in fashion. I was a buyer. In my first seven books, I had some close calls but I had some great outfits. Would you look at me now? I'M IN A ROBE! That's right. Diane didn't even get me dressed yet. How am I supposed to have the confidence needed to attend the intimate apparel trade shows (that's where she's sending me this time) where I'll be surrounded by models in their underwear, when I'm not even dressed? I mean, why would she do that to me???
I bet you wouldn't cooperate either!
Just so you know I'm not 100% a high maintenance diva (she's the diva--her name: DIane VAllere, thus her newsletter name "Weekly DiVa") (see, even when I don't cooperate I look out for her best interests) (if you're not already signed up for it, you should, because you could get my first adventure FREE*.) (Okay, I guess I'm sort of looking out for myself as well), I want you to know that Diane and I reached an agreement on Wednesday, March 21. She noticed that I was dragging my size 7 feet through her story and we had a talk. She asked what I wanted and I said I wanted a whole new story. New mystery. New setting. New first sentence. New outfit that was an actual outfit and NOT A ROBE! (I mean, honestly. The thing we characters have to ask for.)
Guess what? She gave it to me. She said, "I will give you Thursday and Friday to start telling me a new story. If it is engaging enough, I will abandon the story I wanted you to tell me and chase the new one." (Yes, she said it out loud, but nobody was around to hear because I'm a fictional character and she generally doesn't talk to me out loud when people are around. Would you?) So for the past fifteen days, she's been writing about my new story. So far, so good. I can't tell you much, because I can't control what she cuts in the editing process, but you should definitely stay tuned, because, let's just say, in this story, more than one series character gets exposed. And there's the Eiffel Tower. Oh, wait, she just gave me a dirty look so maybe I wasn't supposed to tell you that part.
And since it's Library Love at Killer Characters, Diane wants you to nominate YOUR favorite library in the comments below. One lucky library will receive a Library Love Gift Pack from her including books, bookmarks, and a guide to all of her series! (and maybe even a How To Live Like Samantha poster if I have anything to say about it.) (I probably don't.) Libraries Rule!
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