Monday, May 14, 2012

The Legend Of Lupin Woods: Meet Veronika!

Before writing The Legend of Lupin Woods, I decided to run a contest asking for readers' favorite characters. The winner would be introduced as a new characters in the book. Veronika Veren chose Molly, the little brown dog who helped Cynthia and Gus "dig up clues" in The Magician's Castle.

After getting a little information about Veronika's life, I was thrilled to learn that she grew up in France, where Cynthia and Gus visited Aunt Belle in the first book, The Missing Locket. It's no coincidence that the girls end up back in France where they meet the daughter of Amelia, proprietor of Amelia's Boulangerie…Veronika!
I had so much fun writing Veronika into the story and I know Cynthia and Gus enjoyed meeting her and consider her a friend forever. Now, to introduce you to the real Veronika!
When I was twelve, the same age as Cynthia's Attic time-traveling best friends, Cynthia and Gus, I lived in France and went to an impressive old school made of stone and creaking wood, that used to be a monastery in the 13th century. I Had very long blond hair, big green eyes and was the perfect miss Straight-A! The nose always in a book (and the hand in mid-air), like Hermione Granger. Guess my nickname back then?
I was very interested in divination, runes, ghosts and paranormal phenomenon and had a good friend who was persuaded me she was a werewolf and learned elven!?

My days were spent learning, reading (after a while, there was nothing left in the
school library), and writing short stories and poems about incredible worlds. I  Also wrote letters to my favourite magazines (and got some of them published).

Now I'm traveling the world, still reading, still dreaming, still writing (expect an official e-release soon ;)

I'm still the "12-year old Veronika". Only taller.

Oh, and I got involved in the contest because I'm a Mary Cunningham fan, read her books and her blog, and have been following her writing career since the very beginning, on my blog Veronika Asks.  Plus, Molly is my fave!

Yes, I'm impatient to read the book and am very happy to be close friends with Cynthia and Gus.

Veronika Veren (Veronika Asks Author Interviews)
Veronika's New Website

Btw, Veronika is also an author and a very successful blogger and book reviewer!
So, now that you know more about the real Veronika, I know you'll love her character in The Legend of Lupin Woods (Book Five)!

Cynthia and Gus have solved a lot of mysteries across time, but something is seriously wrong and things are beginning to unravel.
Aunt Belle is missing…again! Cynthia’s great-grandfather, Beau, was never found! And now they are wondering if Blackie is still making life miserable for Lilly and Annie.
This time, the twelve-year-old girls journey into a strange woods full of frightening creatures and dark secrets in search of answers.
From Aunt Belle's cottage to a small village in France, they meet new friends and discover a connection to New Orleans that may lead to the devious source behind these alarming developments. Or bigger trouble.
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