Time for another Authors After Dark spotlight. Today it is Carolyn Crane! The final book in Carolyn Crane’s, Disillusionist trilogy, Head Rush comes out tomorrow! A favorite urban fantasy series of mine. I met Carolyn at this year’s Author’s After Dark convention and had so much fun chatting with her.
As I have been asking many of the authors which character they would take with them to New Orleans, here is Carolyn’s answer:
If you could pick one of your characters to go to New Orleans with you, who would you pick and what would you do?
Hey Mandi! First, thanks so much for having me over here. Happy pre-AAD!!….Hmm, that sounds like a disease.
“It’s so very sad. They’ve diagnosed her with Pre-AAD! It’s all downhill from here! All insanity and mayhem, and then the parties, followed by a swift decline into revelry over smutty books!”
Okay, I thought about your question as I made soup tonight. The most obvious answer is Simon, my reckless roustabout character who loves to gamble and do wild things and get into trouble.
But, in real life, I wouldn’t be able to keep up with Simon. My idea of fun is going to bed early with a book, or – if I am feeling quite extravagant – eating soup while watching Star Trek. So in my mind, I thought of other characters I’d want to go with. I thought about saxophone-playing Vesuvius, or even Sophia, who I have a soft spot for. Or Justine, but…no.
I kept coming back to Simon. I think Simon would pull a girl like me out of my librarian-like shell, which I suppose is proper for New Orleans. He would get me to eat and drink too much, lose all my money, go crazy for the music, eventually we’d likely be running naked through the streets carrying thermoses of Long Island Ice tea and wads of shiny beads. But what the heck, it seems fitting. So, Simon!
Simon would be SO much fun to run around New Orleans with!!!
Carolyn is also giving away a book today! Your choice of either a signed copy of Mind Games (book 1) or Double Cross (book 2). Open internationally through December 7th.