As you know by now, our blog theme this month centers upon our main characters New Year’s Resolutions. Honestly, I had no idea how Sara felt about the matter, so I thought I’d interview her.
J: Tell me, Sara, what’s your New Year’s Resolution?
S: I don’t have any. We really aren’t allowed to make them anymore.
J: Really? Why not?
S: After the magic wars, the government got rid of all the holidays. They said that celebrating them would only take us back to the old ways, and undo all the progress we’ve made.
J: That’s a pretty extreme viewpoint.
S: Yeah, well, that’s our government.
J: What if there weren’t any restrictions? If you could make just one resolution – anything at all – what would it be?
S: Maybe… maybe to find a boyfriend.
J: You’d use your one resolution on finding a man?
S: Why not? I think a man is just what I need.
Sara had always been careful.
She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.
Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara’s dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.
COPPER GIRL, by Jennifer Allis Provost
Available in print and e-book June, 2013