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You caught part one of the Q&A about SPELLCASTER (coming March 2013), right? Now we're moving on to part two:

From Daniela: Is there any kind of music or song that you associate with this book and characters?

"Cosmic Love" by Florence + the Machine. "Lullabye for a Stormy Night" by Vienna Teng. "Pearl's Dream" by Bat for Lashes. "Strange Times" by the Black Keys. "Gabriel" by Lamb. Also -- and I cannot explain this, not in a zillion years -- the score to the movie "Tron: Legacy." (Random fact is random.)

From lots of you: Who is your favorite character? Is there one you identify with?

I identify with all of them, in different ways, but I always say my favorite character is the one who's easiest to write on any given day. But some characters are easier to write than others - and a character named Elizabeth probably fires me up, writing-wise, more than anyone else. You'll get to know more about her later.

From Viki: Do you love these characters as much as the EVERNIGHT characters?

Yeah, I do! In different ways. Asking a writer to pick her favorite characters - it's like asking a mom to pick which one of her kids she likes the most. They're all the BEST EVER until they suddenly balk in a scene or do something bizarre and then someone is cruising for a time out.

From Christine: in the Evernight series we watched Bianca not only change forms, but really grow into herself. What is it about the new characters that will make us fall in love with them and their story as much as we did Bianca, Balthazar, and the others?

Oooh, this answer could take a while. I'll try to be succinct:

I think anybody who's had to deal with way too much, way too soon in life, and sometimes feels like the pressure is too much, will relate to Nadia. I think anybody who has felt judged, like they need to break free of what people think about them and just be who they are, will sympathize with Mateo. And I think anybody who's dealt with enduring loneliness will understand Verlaine.

From Jane: Have you given any of your characters in Spellcaster any defining quirky habits or funny dialogue tics? (like OCD, stuttering, etc.)

Verlaine loves vintage clothing. She pretty much only dresses in vintage clothing - except for shoes, because as she says, she can never find old shoes that fit her boat feet, plus they're usually heels, which would make her the tallest person in school instead of the third tallest. (And yes, she is counting the varsity basketball team.) So she's usually in some awesome vintage outfit -- and Converse.

From Britney: If you could take one of your characters from SPELLCASTER on vacation with you, who would you take, where, and why?

Oh, gosh. I think I'd have to take Nadia, just because I can't think of a single travel mishap that magic couldn't make better. And the girl needs a break!

From Amy: Is this a stand-alone book?

I'm happy to say that SPELLCASTER is actually the first book in a trilogy. (Right now I'm hard at work on the middle book, STEADFAST.)

From Connie: What about this new trilogy has you most excited?

So many things! But the first one that leaped to mind was the villain, who I'm having an absolute blast writing. Maybe I shouldn't admit that I'm having so much fun with eeeeevil. But I am.

From Lea: Can you quote a random sentence from the book?

Page 59 (of the ARC, anyway) -- "So, you don't look like a witch. Either the haglike, warty, green variety or the mystical pagan sexpot variety."

From lots of you:What was the hardest scene to write, and why?

Explaining a whole lot about this scene would be way too spoilery, but ... hmm. Let's say there is a Very Big Reveal about one of the characters that took a lot of logistical ironing out. It's after the lighthouse scene. So you'll know it when you see it. (The lighthouse scene itself was a blast.)

From Kaitlyn: What was your absolute favorite moment in the production of SPELLCASTER?

Weirdly, it was writing a scene with Mateo's grandmother. I knew she was a colorful character, but I had no idea how much fun she'd actually be.

A latecomer question from Carolina: I have a question... Is there gonna be a any love triangle?

No. Not even a little bit of a triangle. That said -- there are many romantic complications. There are other people our heroes might be attracted to. But an actual triangle? Not happening in this series. (Honestly, it would be out of character for someone as focused as Nadia; even if she liked two guys at once, she'd make a decision and never look back.)

And a question that is not about SPELLCASTER but that I just love, from Stacey: Are you ever going to put in a story about your ancient maths teacher who knew maths but not names?

For those of you who haven't heard me tell this story, my high school algebra teacher was very elderly and had been teaching for many, many decades in this same small town where I grew up. This meant that she had taught the parents/uncles/aunts of almost all my classmates, and in a couple cases she had taught grandparents. Now, this woman was a wonderful math teacher; she made algebra interesting, which as you know is no mean feat. But she no longer bothered to remember names of students. There had just been too many of us. So she would call on people who hadn't been in her classroom in thirty or forty years - but if you were related to one of them, you knew that meant you. I was most often called on as my Uncle Jim.

The answer is no - she hasn't made it into one of my books yet. But maybe she should!

Thanks so much to everyone who sent questions! Hopefully we'll have some more contests soon, so stay tuned.
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i just want to share my testimony here.. i was married for 12 years to my husband and all of a sudden, another woman came into the life of my husband.. he started hailing me and he was abusive..but i still loved him with all my heart and wanted him at all cost…then he filed for divorce..my whole life was turning apart and i didn't know what to do..he moved out of the house and abandoned me and my 3 kids.. so someone told me about trying spiritual means to get my husband back and introduced me to a spell caster called ashra so i decided to try it reluctantly..although i didn't believe in all those things… then when he cast the spell, after 3 days that he told me, my husband came back and was pleading..he had realized his mistakes..i just couldn't believe it.. anyways we are back together now and we are happy..in case anyone needs this man help, his email address ashraspellhome@yahoo.com his spells is for a better life

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i am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted Dr papa for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he Dr papa casted on him that make him comeback to me today,me and my family are now happy again today. thank you Dr papa for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact supremetemple@hotmail.com and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.

My Name is Lee Marie, From United Kingdom. I wish
to share my testimonies with the general public
about what this man called Dr.Sambola has just
done for me , this man has just brought back my lost
Ex husband to me with his great spell, I was married
to this man called Steven we were together for a
long time and we loved our self's but when I was
unable to give him a child for 9years he left me and
told me he can't continue anymore then I was now
looking for ways to get him back until a friend of
mine told me about this man and gave his contact
Email: greatsambolaspiritualtemple@gmail.com then
you won't believe this when I contacted this man on
my problems he prepared this spell cast and bring
my lost husband back, and after a month I miss my
month and go for a test and the result stated am
pregnant am happy today am a mother of a baby girl,
thank you once again the great Dr.Sambola for
what you have done for me, if you are out there
passing through any of this problems listed below:
(1) If you want your ex back.
(2) if you always have bad dreams.
(3) You want to be promoted in your office.
(4) You want women/men to run after you.
(5) If you want a child.
(6) You want to be rich.
(7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be yours
(8) If you need financial assistance.
(9) Herbal care.
(10)stop Divorce
(11)human invisibility
then contact him with his email address
and see his great work.
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