Our Main Characters’ Holiday Wishlists… and a New Member Intro

The holiday season is upon us, and we Corsets, Cutlasses, and Candlesticks authors are answering the following question:

What is the number one item on your main character’s holiday wishlist?

Here are our responses…

Jessica Spotswood (Born Wicked, Star Cursed):

Cate wants Finn Belastra to fall back in love with her. Will she get it? You’ll have to wait for book 3 to find out. (mwahahaha)

J. Anderson Coats (The Wicked and the Just):

Cecily wants to go back home to Coventry, but that ain’t happening. Barring that, she’d like undergarments without any mud on them.

Gwenhwyfar would like all the English to go back home to England, but that also ain’t happening. In that case, she’d like Cecily to fall down the stairs and reeeeeally hurt herself.

Katherine Longshore (Gilt, Tarnished):

Kitty wants someone to love her for who she is, not for what she can do for them.

And Cat? Cat just wants it all.

Laura Golden (Every Day After):

Lizzie is wishing hard for one runaway father to come home for the holidays.

Jennifer McGowan (Maid of Secrets):

Meg wants her freedom from the Queen’s service, so she can return to her acting troupe. Failing that, she’ll settle for finding a murderer… provided the murderer doesn’t find her, first.

She’d ask for a kiss from Rafe but, well… it’s easier to steal that.

Sharon Biggs Waller (A Mad, Wicked Folly):

Vicky would like a a Reeves & Sons charcoal set in a pretty beechwood box, an Aspreys silver dip pen with a bottle of golden iron-gall ink, a small tin of Conté crayons in portrait colors, and a wind-up easel. A new sketchpad with an Italian leather cover would be appreciated, too. Most of all she would welcome a chance to draw her muse without fear of being caught (especially since she prefers him to pose undraped).

Cat Winters (In the Shadow of Blackbirds):

Mary Shelly Black would love to have a book that explains near-death experiences. However, the term “near-death experience” hasn’t even been coined in the early twentieth century, so if anyone could direct her to a 1918 scientist or psychical researcher who has even the smallest nugget of information about the subject, she’d be grateful.


Welcome, Renee!

And the response from our brand-new member, Renee Collins, author of Relic, which debuts Fall 2013:

Maggie wants to find out who burned her home. An oracle relic would put the answer in her mind, but only kings and relic barons can afford those, so she’ll settle for a goblin relic. Invisibility could really come in handy when sneaking around the Hacienda looking for clues.

We hope you receive everything on your wishlist this holiday season!

(Christmas tree image courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.)


List compiled by Cat Winters, author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds, a World War I-era ghost tale coming April 2, 2013, from Amulet Books/ABRAMS. Visit her online at www.catwinters.com, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Cat Winters

Cat Winters’s critically acclaimed debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee, and a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013. Her second novel, THE CURE FOR DREAMING, is a 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project Nominee and a 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee. Her upcoming books include THE UNINVITED (William Morrow/2015) and THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY (Amulet Books/2016), and she’s a contributor to the 2015 YA horror anthology SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS. Cat lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids. Visit her online at http://www.catwinters.com.

7 thoughts on “Our Main Characters’ Holiday Wishlists… and a New Member Intro

  1. Oh, now I’m EVEN MORE excited to read the books on the list that aren’t out yet! *squees*

  2. MackenziLee says:

    Um this was such a funny and creative post. Loved it.

  3. Renee Collins says:

    So fun to read these! Can’t wait to check out the actual books! 🙂

  4. Nicola D says:

    Cate wants Finn to fall BACK in love with her?!?! What…how…WHAT?! They can’t fall out of love, they’re perf 😥

  5. Jessica Spotswood you are evil!!

    But seriously all of your character’s wishlists have made me really excited to read your books

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