Man, was choosing this list a task. As you know, there were about 50 auditioners going out for an original 10 parts—at first. Two of the auditioners wanted to go after other characters in Violet Dawn that I hadn’t originally intended to post. And some auditioners passed their Violet Dawn ARCs on to others, adding to the list of auditioners. Then everybody got going, and many auditioned for more than one part. I mean, anywhere from 2-6 parts per auditioner. I had a lot of reading to do.
The posts were judged on creativity and entertainment factor. After all, it’s that factor that will bring people to Scenes & Beans to read every day. I wasn’t worried about character details that might need fixing—I intend to edit the posts to best fit the books anyway. It was all about who entertained me most.
I ended up with more than one poster per character, many times up to three. Those who share a character will just have to be sure to play off each other. You’ll have less times you need to post, but still will receive the same level of recognition. The way it stands, few of you will need to write a post more than once a month.
For those who did not make this list—I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of Scenes & Beans from the beginning. Remember that once Violet Dawn is released, any reader of the book can send in a post for possible use starting next January, so you still have ample opportunity to write for the blog.
Without further ado—The SBGs
Bailey Truitt: Sandra Moore, Dineen Miller, Tracy Fowler, and Pamela James
Leslie Brymes: Jennifer Tiszai/Michael Snyder (team effort), Rebecca Carter, and Vennessa Ng
S-Man: Stuart Stockton (This was an assigned role since S-Man’s science fiction manuscript, Starfire, is based on Stuart’s real wip set in Sauria)
Janet Detcher: Kim Thomas (Janet is Pastor Hank’s wife. Adding her character to the blog was Kim’s idea.)
Pastor Hank: Bob Edwards and Jason Joyner
Jared Moore: Stephanie Fowler and Janet Rubin
Carla Radling: Lynette Sowell and Sabrina Butcher
Jake Tremaine: Michelle Pendergrass, Sherry Ramsey, and Cara Putman
Wilbur Hucks: Chris Mikesell, David Meigs, Wayne Scott, and Kjersten Nickleby
Angie Brendt: Karen Wevick, Lynetta Smith, and Gina Homes
Bev Trexel: Beth Goddard, Chawna Schroeder, and Bev Huston
Sarah Wray: Laura Domino, Bonnie Calhoun, and Marjorie Vawter
Congratulations, SBGs! I’ll be in contact with you about your future posts. For now, please e-mail my assistant with your Web site or blog URL (choose one) to be placed on the Kanner Lake Web site.
Here’s a “Sneak Pique” at some of the characters’ posts:
“This blog is my attempt to reach out to all you internet savvy people looking for a great vacation spot. Somewhere that really has it all. Kanner Lake is that place!” Bailey Truitt, owner of Java Joint—and starter of the Scenes and Beans blog
“Shnakvorum rikoyoch. [Greetings, friends in Saurian.] . . . My first brush with Sauria can be traced back to a hospital . . .” S-Man
“My fist landed square in his big ol’ snoot.” Pastor Hanks
“When I was eight years old I made a comic strip about my dog, Elmer, in which he stole a hot dog off the grill. The thought-bubble above his head said, ‘It really IS a dog-eat-dog world.’” Newspaperman Jared Moore
“I’d just been hit in the face with a twelve-inch ceiling fan blade . . . This was not going to be a typical house showing. Funny the reaction you get with you open a door with blood smeared on your face.” Realtor Carla Radling
“Blog. What illiterate coined that term?” Retired English teacher Bev Trexel
“Yesterday I walked to Java Joint and almost got ran over by a bull moose.” Retired logger Jake Tremaine
“We come from sturdy stock, so it surprised me when my mother became ill. I’m sure my mom had plans that never happened. Most of us do.” Sarah Wray, owner of Simple Pleasures
“I’m not sure I’m comfortable with this blogging thing. There are a lot of slimy predators on the Internet. I’d like to see one try something on me.” Retired teacher Angie Brendt
“Kanner Lake ain’t that Stepford town from the movies. For every saint like Bailey you’ve got one of me. Come if you like. Take us as we are. We were here first.” Curmudgeon Wilbur Hucks
Check out the Kanner Lake Web site, now up. (Pages for books 2 and 3 still to come.) Take a look at the Scenes & Beans page on the site to see where the SBGs' names will be listed. Then hop on over to the Scenes & Beans blog to see how it’s coming along. It’s still under construction (template’s going to be narrowed, etc.), but you’ll get the general idea.
The blog goes live July 5th!