To celebrate the sequel to the wonderful Mistress of the Storm, author Melanie Welsh set sail on a blog tour last week to talk about Heart of Stone.
Melanie’s first stop was Nayu’s Reading Corner where she wrote about how her knowledge of sailing the sea inspired her writing. To find out if Melanie can actually sail visit the blog post here: http://nayusreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/heart-of-stone-blog-tour-review-plus.html
Next stop was at Madhouse Family Reviews where Melanie gave 6 very good reasons why Verity deserves to be a lead character (my personal favourite, No. 1 She’s a bit dumpy) http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/heart-of-stone-blog-tour-guest-post.html
Day three on the tour and Melanie stopped off at Fluttering Butterflies blog to discuss if happy endings are important to a story. To find out what she thinks read http://www.flutteringbutterflies.com/2012/01/blog-tour-heart-of-stone-by-ml-welsh.html
Read 2 Review asked Melanie how her characters find their voice and she describes how one of my favourite characters in the book, Henry, just popped into her head, fully formed at the very start! http://read2review.com/2012/01/12/how-did-your-chatacters-find-their-voice-a-guest-post-by-m-l-welsh/
Melanie’s final visit was to the Girls without a Bookshelf blog where she discusses how to choose the setting for a story. One of the things people have loved about Mistress of the Storm and Heart of Stone is the strong sense of place you get when reading them. You can feel the wind whipping your hair and taste the salt from the sea – that is a true skill! http://withoutabookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/01/heart-of-stone-blog-tour-setting.html
If you’d like to read more about Verity and what influenced Melanie you can visit her website: www.veritygallant.co.uk
Tags: Heart of Stone, Melanie Welsh, Mistress of the Storm