Friday, September 18, 2015

Meet Quinn Grady From HARROWED

Quinn Grady is a central character in HARROWED, the first book in the Woodsview Murders series from Horror Twins Press.

Quinn Grady is the Louise to main character Avery Blair's Thelma. The Shirley to her Laverne. The Ethel to her Lucy. Or, for the younger crowd, the Harper to her Alex, the Willow to her Buffy, the...well, you get the idea.

I love writing the "best friend" character as much as--and at times even more than--the main character in a story. It's an interesting challenge to make the best friend be more than just a sidekick, more than just a sounding board or scenery for the main character to play off of. Jolene and I both had a clear vision for who we wanted Quinn to be, and she sprang to life right alongside Avery, with her own story to tell. It's a very different story than Avery's, and one that will profoundly change her--if she survives its final act.

Without further ado...

Meet QUINN Grady

Scarlett Johansson dreamcasted as Quinn Grady

Name: Quinn Grady

Age: 18

School: Woodsview High School

Grade: Senior (12)

Best Friend: Avery Blair

Facebook Relationship Status: Single (*sigh*)

Life Goals: Cut me some slack--I'm still figuring out today.

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Let's Talk Favorites


We asked Quinn if she'd indulge us and play the favorites game so we could get to know a bit more about her. Luckily, she said yes.

Favorite Ice Cream: Coffee

Favorite Movie: The Goonies

Favorite Band: The Bangles

Favorite Color: Cinnamon Brown

Favorite Car: Avery's Red GTO (I don't have one of my own)

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Holiday: Halloween

Favorite Book: The Outsiders

Favorite Scary Movie: Return to Horror High

Most Prized Possession: A perfect sand dollar I found washed up on the beach when I was five.

Favorite Memory: My first (and only) trip to Disney World when I was a freshman.

Favorite Parent: My dad--he's only ever encouraged me to be myself.

Favorite Subject: What's the name of the time between the bell for each class?

Thanks for sharing, Quinn!

Quinn's best friend Avery stopped by Jolene's blog today--head over there to meet her!

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We'll be talking with more of our cast next week! In the meantime, you can head over to Goodreads and add HARROWED for a chance to win a free digital copy!

HARROWED releases Tuesday (9/22) on Amazon!