This guest post was published first over at MyGuiltyObsession. I’m reposting it here for those of you who may have missed it.
When authors and readers get to heaven, do you suppose there’s any chance that we’ll get to meet our favorite characters? I’ve certainly written about enough ghosts so they must be hanging around heaven somewhere. There’s several spooks in Tracking Magic and more than one in the Moon Shadow series. But. My latest series, Dragons of Wendal and DragonKin…Yeah, I’d love to hang out with Spark the DragonKin. We could fly about heaven, me with angel wings (I will TOO have a halo!!! It might be tarnished a tad, but it’ll work. *Straightens halo and polishes it with sleeve*) and Spark being a dragon already has wings. I suppose if I have to earn my wings, Spark might consent to fly me about.
To be honest, I’m not entirely certain I need to meet Lindis the Dragon. She’s kind of bad-ass, and I’d rather not tangle with her sword or talons. She’s a nice enough sort if you aren’t standing on the wrong side of the battlefield. Usually.
And I’d like to meet not just my own characters, but a few others. There’s Lou, the dog, from John Levitt’s urban fantasy series. I’d probably like to meet Mason himself, but the guy kind of attracts problems. Maybe it’s not his fault, but if we meet, I’m bringing a weapon or two and will make CERTAIN that Spark can fly me out at a moment’s notice.
I’d like Spark the DragonKin to meet the unicorn in Jeanette Cottrell’s Unicorn on Speed Dial because that was one cool unicorn. Heck, I’d like to meet ANY unicorn, a gargoyle, a couple of gnomes, and I’d love to provide room and board for a brownie while I’m still here on earth because I hear they are excellent at keeping a place clean and tidy. Come on OVER. I keep chocolate in twenty pound bags, ready to be baked, eaten, melted, sauteed, you name it!
I already have fairies in my garden, but I hope they are in heaven too!
So, who would you like to meet in heaven???
Maria is the author of several novels; DragonKin is her latest. It is the second book in the Dragons of Wendal series. Both books are cozy fantasy, romantic adventures.