Barbara Caridad Ferrer and I cooked up a contest for your creative pleasure – you name a character for her latest book, and win books to read! Woot!
“Be careful or you’ll wind up in my novel.” I have this saying on a sweatshirt. I love wearing this sweatshirt. It always prompts a nice little double take.
But this isn’t about me. Well, it is, but it’s also about you, dear readers. Have you ever wanted to create/name a character? Well, here’s your chance. I’m beginning work on a sequel/companion novel to AdiÃ³s to My Old Life. I say companion novel because it’s not another YA, but rather, an adult story, taking place ten years after the end of AdiÃ³s, where we get to revisit all the characters we loved and those we didn’t love so much.
For those of you who read the book, remember Fabiana? Raging poseur bitch from hell?
For those of you who haven’t read the book, Fabianaâ€”just Fabianaâ€”is a raging poseur bitch from hell. Think… Bastard love child of Madonna, Gwen Stefani, & Shakira, but with not as much talent and with Axl Rose’s ego. Yeah, she’s really that bad.
Anyhow, in the sequel, Fabiana has become a tabloid talk/variety show host and I think she needs a boyfriend – and this is where you come in. I need some suggestions as to a name and type of guy he might be. The only guideline is that I see him as the lead singer of some sort of bandâ€” what type of band, not a big thing. He can be like Residente, from Calle 13 (rap/reggaetÃ³n) or like Fehr, from ManÃ¡ (sort of hard rock) or even like Ricky MartÃnâ€” and he’s going to be stupider than dirt, poor thing. Fabiana wants him for his buns and his ability to be arm candy.
So what’s in it for you?
Aside from the fact that you can get revenge on the boyfriend who broke your heart and immortalize him as a complete jackass, the ten best, as judged by me and the Smart Bitches, will get signed copies of my latest release, It’s Not About the Accent, and as extra incentive, what with the holidays and all coming up, there’s gonna be a Extra Sooper Grand Prize, which will be copies of both AdiÃ³s and Accent and a copy of GUITAR HERO III for the gaming system of your choice. (Yeah, I know what the real draw’s gonna be, my ego’s not THAT big.)
You’ll also get my undying gratitude.
So put the thinking caps on and give us your best loser rock star name.
Bueno! Head on down to the comments and give us your entry: we need a name and a five word description of said dude. You have 24 hours starting now – so name that dude!