About the AuthorSusanne Winnacker studied law before she became a full-time writer. She lives with her husband, a dog that looks like a sheep and three bunnies that have destroyed every piece of furniture she's ever owned in Germany. She loves coffee (in every shape and form), traveling and animals. When she isn't writing, you can usually find her in the kitchen, experimenting with new vegan dishes.
She blogs for The League of Extraordinary Writers.
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If you were shipwrecked with your favorite character from a book or movie, tell us the story of how this chance meeting would have transpired and what happened?
Okay, I have to take into consideration that some of my favorite characters are hot men and I’m happily married, so that limits my choices. ;) It would be nice to have someone who knows something about survival (Katniss?), but on the other hand someone who’s entertaining might be just as important. Boredom can probably drive people into madness, so…This might sound strange but I have to say Forrest Gump. He’s one of my favorite movie characters (without the hot factor! Thank God!). I mean, no matter what’s thrown his way, he emerges as the winner. He just beats the odds. Someone like him could be useful on a remote island. And he’s no doubt entertaining with all of his stories.
So how would the chance meeting go?
Let’s say I was snorkeling and somehow I ended up lost in the middle of the ocean. I can’t swim much longer, but then Forrest comes along in his ship “Jenny”. He sees me, and of course he being Forrest Gump does the first thing that comes to his mind, he jumps off his ship and into the ocean to save me. Well, he reaches me and stops me from drowning, and as we’re floating around we have to watch how The Jenny, without someone to steer it, barrels straight into a small desert island. There goes our chance to leave…
We swim toward the beach, and because Forrest is lucky he finds dozens of mango and banana trees, and countless coconuts with delicious coconut water to keep us hydrated. And of course by accident he manages to open the coconuts without spilling a single drop. So we spent our days lounging in the shade of a few palm tree leaves – which Forrest discovered by accident, of course – eating bananas and mangos, and drinking coconut water straight from the coconut. I’m finally getting a tan while I’m listening to Forrest’s stories. By accident (do you see a pattern?) Forrest discovers a hidden treasure of gold and because he’s nice and all, he shares it with me. Before we’re out of bananas or mangos, another ship comes along – because Forrest is always lucky – and picks us up!
End of story.
CAN TESSA POSE AS MADISON . . . AND STOP A KILLER BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?
Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI.
When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.
Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep.
Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.