Oct 18, 2013

Thoughts on BROOKE

Hey, everyone.

I'm excited to share this with you - the first of several quotes leading up to the publication (in ebook format!) of the novella, BROOKE on November 26th. I've said it before, but I really can't wait for you to discover a new side of this character. I knew she had depth, dimension, and humor all along, but after spending a few weeks in Brooke's mind, I now absolutely love this brave, flawed, fierce girl.

I try to stay in a bubble as much as I can with respect to fan reactions to characters. Not because I don't care. It's rather the opposite. I tend to care too much. I would love to write characters that you all find witty, and honorable, and smart, and just generally fabulous. But, of course, I have to listen to my instincts when I write. Which means writing real.... the good and the gritty.

That said, I have seen some hints that BROOKE might not be a fan first choice for a side story. She hasn't always displayed great maturity or selflessness, but I hope you'll still give her a chance. I think it goes without saying... we all have moments where we're not at our best. Are those the moments that define who we are? Or is something else? How we move forward in the face of our hardships and stumbles?

Hmm... These things I wonder. And might have written about in a novella that will soon be released :)

Hope you're all well.

Here's the quote!




  1. I can't wait. Reading Into The Still Blue now and LOVING it, of course. Oh and when I opened the email from this post, and it said my name at the top, I thought for sure you were writing about me! I got super excited. Yes, my ego is that big! LOL!

    1. Brooke, you made me LOL. Send me your email addy and I'll write a quick story about this awesome girl, also named Brooke, and send it to you ;) Glad you are enjoying ITSB!

    2. Glad I could make you laugh! bhwrn1 (at) gmail (dot) com. And how could I not enjoy it? I loved the first two books and the novella so much! Definitely one of my most favorite series EVER!

  2. she just obsessed with Perry its so funny but i like roar and aria there my favorite characters

  3. This quote is exactly how I feel about Perry and ME! ;D I think this story will give fans a new appreciation for Brooke. I haven't always been a big Brooke fan, but *she* completely changed my opinion of her after reading ITSB.