What is it you like so much about Casey + Sammy?
How are they different (better?) than other literary couples?
Can you come up with a sentence or two to sum it up?
I usually think of Sammy in terms of her skateboard and high-tops (and what they represent about her) and her keen observational skills (and its associated humor), but Showdown in Sin City takes place over Valentine's Day, and as part of the ramp up to the series wrap up campaign, there will be a Random House sponsored FaceBook page launching on Valentine's Day. So I was thinking it would be great to have you chime in on the page and state why you like the Sammy/Casey relationship.
Did I ever tell you that Casey--introduced in Moustache Mary--was only supposed to be a prominent character for that one book? But after Hollywood Mummy came out and I got so much mail saying WHERE'S CASEY!? I started rethinking. And the more he showed up, the more I liked him.
This may not always be immediately evident. Plus, sometimes I like to surprise you so it takes a while for you to know I listen, and by then you may have even forgotten what we discussed. But I haven't!
You will see evidence of that in Killer Cruise, I promise.
The FB launch is still a couple of weeks away, so there's plenty of time to think about it, and here's something else to consider: I don't know exactly what's coming down the pike for the last 2 books, and I can't guarantee anything, but if you would like to send your "quote" about Cammy to me for consideration in future publicity, I will do my best to get it utilized. (In what I'm not sure! Promotional campaign materials? The website [which I'm promised will be updated!]? Future Sammy paperbacks?)
I'd say limit yourself to a sentence or two, send it to this e-mail address, include your first name, age, and the state you're from. For the e-mail's subject use: MY QUOTE. (And if you want to send more than one--or are more keen on saying something about the series as a whole instead of specifically Cammy--go ahead!)
So the body of your e-mail would look like:
"Your amazing quote!" Lidia, 72, Hawaii
(If you're not comfortable with the age thing, leave it out. I just think it's very cool that the range in age of people who read Sammy is so wide.)
(Also, I'm asking you to send your quote to the mailbox for your privacy and protection. If you want to post it publicly without the age and state info, wait for the Feb 14th Random House FB page launch and post it there.) (I'll keep you informed as the date gets closer.)
I like the idea of including my faithful blog readers in this ramp up to wrap up, and I hope you think it's fun to be part of it.
Thanks for giving it some thought. See you in the comments!