So I had this notion of making character cards for the Orchard series release. In typical fashion, the idea got lost among the daily maelstrom of tasks and duties. However, Rachel Goldsworthy ran with the idea and did such a fabulous job that I had to buckle down and get busy, so here we go. I give you Haley and Sam from Secret Seed. The fact that they’re looking away from the camera suits them–they’re both excellent at hiding until they’re forced to deal with each other (and themselves) thanks to a haunted car and a long road trip around Corsair’s Cove …
Here’s a nifty new activity to liven up book club!
This summer, we Corsair’s Cove authors had a blast creating character cards for some of our recent books, and it struck me that it would be a fun thing for a book group to do.
You can use sources like unsplash.com to find photos and Canva for layout templates, and spend a happy hour or two (or, ahem, a lot more) putting together a card for your favourite character or setting.
The possibilities are endless: the heroine, the villain, personality quirks, most riveting scene, best pets….
You can all agree ahead of time which character(s) to profile, and then compare your cards when you get together and see how different (or similar) they are.
Or each person can choose who or what they want to put on their cards, and when the group gets together, you can talk about your choices.
Just as examples, here are the cards I made for Siena Panati and Joe Johanssen of Secret Vintage:
I had so. Much. Fun.
Wishing you the same,