Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

The Eye-Dancers blog will turn two years old later this summer (time does fly!), and I have enjoyed every minute of it.  And the number-one thing about blogging for me has, undoubtedly, been the many virtual friends I have made here in the WordPress Community.

One of those friends, Sherri Matthews, recently tagged me to take part in the Meet My Main Character Blog Tour.  Sherri, who is currently working on her memoir, is a wonderfully talented blogger and a great person.  For any of you who have not yet visited her blog, I strongly encourage you to do so.  I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do, and will want to pull up a chair and stay for a while.

Thanks so much, Sherri, for including me in this tour!  Please check out the other writers she has tagged for the tour as well!

For this blog tour, we have to answer a series of questions about the main character in a work-in-progress.  My WIP is the sequel to The Eye-Dancers, and, just as in the first novel, the sequel (still without a title!) has four main characters–Mitchell Brant, Joe Marma, Ryan Swinton, and Marc Kuslanski.  Not to mention the “ghost girl,” who is back as well!  And, in fact, it is the “ghost girl” I will feature here.  She is a major force in The Eye-Dancers, and even more so in the sequel . . .


1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

The “ghost girl,” so called by Mitchell and his friends in The Eye-Dancers, is actually a girl by the name of Monica Tisdale.  In The Eye-Dancers, she is seven years old.  But when the sequel takes place, five years have now passed; she is older, on the cusp of being a teenager, much more aware of her strange, dimension-busting abilities, and facing a problem of, literally, infinite implications.


Monica Tisdale is strictly a fictional character.

2. When and where is the story set?

Five years after The Eye-Dancers–in contemporary western New York State.  (At least that’s where the story starts.  But, just as in the first book, the boys are transported through the void again, into the “ghost girl’s” world.)


3. What should we know about him/her?

Monica Tisdale is a very unusual girl.  She is able to tap in to phenomena many people aren’t even aware of.  But now, at the onset of the sequel, she is perhaps a bit too eager to take her uncanny and ever-evolving abilities to the next level.  Bored with the everyday routines around her, the “ghost girl” gets herself caught up in an endlessly layered problem of her own making . . .


4. What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

Well, as mentioned above, she kind of messes up her life.  Since the conclusion of The Eye-Dancers, she has honed her paranormal abilities, understands them better, and feels she is ready for something huge.

She is fascinated with the concept of parallel worlds–especially so, considering Mitchell, Joe, Ryan, and Marc, all from a different plane of reality, journeyed to her world in The Eye-Dancers.  Now she wonders.  How many Monica Tisdales are really out there, across all of the known (not to mention, unknown) universes?  Are there a million versions of her?  A billion?  An infinite number?


She is determined to find out . . .

5. What is the personal goal of the character?

Once she steps over the edge, once she swirls the mixture of cosmic stardust and does indeed tap in to worlds upon worlds, she realizes (too late) that it is all far too much for one person, one brain, to absorb.  She must somehow undo what she has set into motion.  But she can’t do it alone.  She needs help.


And that’s where Mitchell and his friends come in.

6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

At this point, there is no working title.  Hopefully one of the characters will provide one soon!

7. When can we expect the book to be published?

Hmm.  I am shooting for sometime in 2015!  It’s still fairly early in the game, but that’s the (rather vague!) goal.


And now, it’s my pleasure to pass the baton on to four authors.  I am a big fan of each of these talented wordsmiths–gifted writers all.  If you haven’t yet visited their websites, now is the time!  They represent a true treasure trove of creativity, and I thank each of them for wanting to participate in the Meet My Main Character Blog Tour!

I will look forward to seeing your Main Character posts a week from today!

Melissa Hazelwood at Today, You Will Write

Teagan Geneviene at Teagan’s Books

Jennifer K. Marsh

Joanne Blakie at Writeaway

Thank you again to Melissa, Teagan, Jennifer, and Joanne for participating!  And thanks so much to everyone for reading.


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Harliqueen
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 16:38:51

    2015? I can’t wait that long! 😀

    Great answers to the questions, always love finding out more about characters 🙂


  2. Shelley
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 17:17:20

    It’s going to be so much fun to follow Monica.


  3. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 18:26:12

    Congratulations Mike on 2 years of great blogging!


  4. teagan geneviene
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 18:38:26

    Happy second birthday, Mike! Thanks for including me — I’m flattered. Silly me, I thought I might be ahead of the game, since I’ve posted a few “character interviews.” Then I saw the questions. 😉 However, they will be fun to answer, and I hope everyone enjoys the responses. Great-big-hug!


  5. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 18:44:37

    Sequels are so much fun! I’m so happy you’re continuing the story. Have fun writing, Mike.


  6. evelyneholingue
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 18:55:17

    Happy birthday to your blog! I couldn’t tag you, Mike, since Sherri had done it. Also I wanted to focus on women for this event. Your book is in my Kindle for a soon-to-be trip. I’m sure to enjoy it as much as I enjoy your thoughtful and well written blog posts. Cheers to you and your characters!


  7. jenniferkmarsh
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 19:58:15

    Haha, oohhh the accursed ‘When can we expect the book to be published?’ question. Sounds like that Monica Tisdale gets herself into a bit of a pickle! It’ll be great to follow her this time ^^ Thank you for the tag! It’ll be fun to be involved.


  8. stockdalewolfe
    Jun 03, 2014 @ 06:39:05

    Fascinating interview, Mike. Good luck on the interesting sequel. And happy year two!! Congratulations!


  9. Sherri
    Jun 03, 2014 @ 14:35:00

    Great post Mike, thanks so much! Great to know more about the sequel too. Now I just need to finish reading the first one! I’ve been dropping very big hints about needing a Kindle and well, my birthday is in September and well, that isn’t so far away…is it? Have a great day…and as always, all the very best with your wonderful writing 🙂


  10. Jilanne Hoffmann
    Jun 03, 2014 @ 19:35:54

    Sounds interesting, Mike. Don’t pressure yourself to publish it before you’re ready. We’ll wait. 😀


  11. Lyn
    Jun 04, 2014 @ 07:46:31

    Yay! A new book for the Eye-Dancers. Looking forward to it 😀


  12. Joanne Blaikie
    Jun 06, 2014 @ 20:39:58

    Thanks for tagging me Michael. Exciting to hear there is a sequel on the way. 🙂 Great news.


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  16. jjspina
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 20:40:55

    Nice blog, Mike! Sorry I couldn’t be part of this tour. Been very busy and was away for two weeks. Now I am editing a novel and doing copy editing and reviewing other author’s books. If you need a copy editor on your second book please let me know. I have info on my website:
    Best regards, my friend!


  17. likeitiz
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 19:03:10

    This was a great Q&A. I enjoyed getting to know Monica Tisdale!


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