I’m a guest blogger at Kimberly Parker’s For the Sake of Joy site today, where I talk a bit about the development of my main character, Edward Stanton, and offer an excerpt of 600 Hours of Edward.
Here’s a snippet:
I also made another decision, one driven by the desire to write well and write humanely. Edward could not, under any circumstances, become a punch line or a punching bag. Certainly, his compulsions and patterns could — and did — lead to some amusing moments, but they needed to be grounded in Edward’s earnestness and general good nature. Readers can laugh at some of the situations he finds himself in, but I never, ever wanted them to laugh at him.
If you comment on the blog post, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of the book.
(I should also note that Gavin Bollard’s excellent Life with Aspergers blog has a short article on the book and links back to Kimberly’s site.)
After today, the blog tour rolls on to three more destinations:
Tuesday: Jim Thomsen will host me for a Q&A.
Wednesday: Cowgirl Dreams author Heidi Thomas will host a guest post from me on using the West as a setting.
Thursday: Carol Buchanan, a Spur Award winner for God’s Thunderbolt: The Vigilantes of Montana, will let me sit down and get into the nuts and bolts of how I wrote from Edward’s point of view.
Books are in the offing every day. Come on along for the ride.