Wednesday, May 23, 2007

TT #17 - 13 things about Jack, Craig, Wren, & Tea for Three

These are all things you won't learn in the book, yet came about when I was building their personalities:

  • Jack loves to grow things - plants, flowers, trees ... the mold in the takeaway left overs in the bottom of his truck.
  • If Wren had been a boy her name would have been Laurie.
  • Craig has a black thumb, yet he can grow strawberries, a most temperamental fruit if ever there was one.
  • Wren's girlfriends bought her a 'dirty' walking stick. Since it has a anatomically correct penis carved as it's handle, it tends to stay in the big pot she uses to hold her collection in. It can be quite the talking point when people come to visit.
  • Jack won an award for the garden he has built up around their home, and it was photographed for NZ Home & Garden.
  • Craig was the one who took the photographs for the magazine -- he's quite the talented amateur photographer.
  • Wren crochets. Or at least she tries to. She can only make squares, which she turns into blankets that quickly become holey, not holy.
  • Craig absolutely, positively loathes snails. When he was a kid he nearly ate one in his silverbeet. He hasn't eaten silverbeet since, and Jack now regularly pranks him with snails left in his shoes, the passengers seat of his car ... snuck into his underwear drawer.
  • Jack has a lead foot, and talking his way out of a ticket down to a fine art. Craig is not so lucky.
  • Wren doesn't know it, but her dad has found his second chance at love. And no that's not sequel bait :), well at least I don't think it is ...
  • Other than the actual houses and characters businesses, all the places in the book really exist.
  • Kinky Boots is a damn good movie. How can a movie about a drag queens ultimate red high heel, not be?
  • T43 is set in my home town/s. Many, many parts of this book are closely based on my own experiences. I'll leave you to figure them out after you read the book.
  • Some close friends asked to be written into a book. One of them made it this time around *wave*


13 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Anne, this ROCKS! I'm sitting here, chuckling as I read it. Really neat details -- strawberries! Ooh, the possibilities...

Happy TT, darling. I loved the story of the promo cards, too. You're right -- you never know when opportunity will fall in your lap.

tommiea said...

This is my first time to visit, but your list looks amazing. I will now have to go find this book.

I did my second TT this week.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea or a list!!

Michelle
http://michellepillow.com/authorblog/

Tempest Knight said...

Uh... inside the author's story! Cool! *wg*

MM Del Rosario said...

this is amazing list,

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

oh wow! this is cooler than cool! It's like seeing those editing cuts that you only get on DVD of a favorite movie - adds richness and additional flavor. I have to save this and then refer back to it when the book comes out. (clapping hands in glee)

Christine said...

I love hearing all of the little bits of background information about characters like this. I love the sound of these characters Anne!

Tilly Greene said...

Ooo, the inside story...loved this TT!

Amanda Young said...

Cute TT Anne. I'm going to have to come back and read this again, after I read the book. It'll be a bit like the extra features on a DVD. *g*

Joy T. said...

I managed to pry my eyes away from those gorgeous bodies on the sidebar and read your list. Great list! Gorgeous bodies!

Lisa Andel said...

I have to agree with Rhian, this is a fascinating look behind the scene.

After all these wonderful TT's I've seen today, I'll have to work harder to produce something worthy next week.

Sophisticated Writer said...

An amazing T13 idea. I agree, it's a look behind the scenes.

Sounds like a great story, Anne :)

Scribbit said...

You've certainly got them fleshed out :)