Monday, 6 July 2009

Character Spotlight ~ Rebeca Seitz's Sinclair Sisters & fabulous giveaways

Today the spotlight shines on Tandy, Kendra, Joy & Meg

Rebeca Seitz's Sisters, Ink novels tell the stories of four adopted sisters, their personal journeys and relationships and their mutual love of scrapbooking, cultivated by their beloved mother who has passed away from cancer. Real and raw, Rebeca draws the reader into each of the sisters' lives and develops their unique personalities which make for both entertaining and heart rending reading.

Enjoy this look into the lives if the Sinclair sisters. Thanks Rebeca:~

Brief physical description

Tandy: Redheaded Irish-American, fair skin that tends to freckle in the sunlight, a bit on the short side. Strong, athletic body.

Kendra: African American with long, spiral hair that she tends to toss over her shoulder or tie back in colorful headbands. Long, artist’s fingers.

Joy: Chinese-American with gorgeous, shiny black hair she wears in a shoulder-length cut. Has unique blue eyes and porcelain skin. Very short.

Meg: All-American looking girl. Blonde hair, blue eyes, skin that is fair in winter and tan in summer. Strong jawline, firm in appearance and character.

Actor/famous person

Tandy: The redhead from Army Wives ~ Brigid Brannagh

Kendra: Hmm, the woman in my head isn’t an actress. I can’t think of one that would fit her.

Rel:~ I chose Gabrielle Union

Joy: Shoot – again, I can’t think of a petite, slender Chinese actress.

Rel:~ Me again, choosing Marie Matiko

Meg: The blonde woman who played the D.A. on Law & Order: SVU a few years back ~ Stephanie March

Strengths and weaknesses

Tandy: Intelligent, witty, very quick on her feet and dedicated to her goals. Can also be stubborn, resistant to change, and take things too personally

Kendra: Creative, artistic, eclectic, life of the party, and loyal. Can also be flighty, unfocused, and completely lacking in self-awareness

Joy: Elegant, sophisticated, mannerly, and proper. Can also be off-putting, withdrawn, and judgmental

Meg: Fun, steadfast, constant, and family-oriented. Can also be a bit neurotic and stays very insular in Stars Hill.

Quirk (if any)

Tandy: great country line dancer, has uncanny ability to remember lyrics after hearing them once

Kendra: wears big jewelry that clunks a lot, loves jazz, has great, smoky voice for singing the blues

Joy: zany in her commitment to having a “visitor-ready” house at all times

Meg: falls back on humor in difficult circumstances

Your inspiration for the character

Tandy: Tandy’s a lot like I was in my early twenties

Kendra: Kendra is the woman I wanted to be in my early twenties

Joy: She reminds me a lot of my sister-in-law

Meg: She’s definitely based on my sister

Background to the story

All four sisters were adopted by Marian and Jack Sinclair at young ages. Marian was a scrapbooker and taught the girls to scrapbook as well. They spent many hours seated at Momma’s (Marian’s) scrapping table, talking through life and capturing the stories of their individual life paths. Prior to the first book in the series, Momma has passed away due to breast cancer and Daddy (Jack) is left to keep the farm up and preach every Sunday. His character is a combination of my own daddy and granddaddy. And, while my mother is very much alive, the Christian attributes of Marian come from my own mother. Mom jokes that she better watch her step because, given that I have her as a dead character in this series, there’s no telling what I’ll do to her in my next book!

Thank you so much, Rebeca ~ it has been a lot of fun getting to know these girls :)

Relz Reviewz Extras

Interview with Rebeca
Visit Rebeca's website
Buy Rebeca's books at Amazon or Koorong

Open Giveaway

Thanks to the wonderful folk at B&H Fiction, I have four sets of Scrapping Plans and Perfect Piece to giveaway - two to US readers and two to Aussie readers. To be clear, each of the four winners will receive a copy of Scrapping Plans and Perfect Piece.

To enter, post a comment on or before Sunday 12th July, 2009 (leaving contact details) and a USA or AUS at the end of you post.


Deborah said...

i could give you a bunch of Chinese actresses for Joy! (Lucy Liu, Ziyi Zhang, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Maggie Q, Lauren Tom, Sandra Oh, Yunjim Kim...etc!)

anywho please enter me!

Leola said...

Another great spotlight Rel - well done. Is very interesting to hear (and see) Rebeca's thoughts on who the characters look like - I had a few different ideas in my head... I am so excited to see the next installment in the series! I have the first 2 books and have been wanting the next ones - please do enter me Rel! Thanks.

mez said...

Fun spotlight! I would love a chance to win these books. Thanks.


Carmen7351 said...

It would be cool just to get a package from Australia!! Please enter me. Would love to read them. Thanks.
desertrose5173 gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

These look very interesting. Dont scrapbook a lot but one of my friends does all the time.



Abi said...

Love to scrapbook.

I'd love to win

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

alihsee said...

I love the spotlight today! Please enter me in, Rel! :)

alexhcarman (at) gmail (dot) com


Rel said...

Thanks Gals! I almost emailed you Deb to get your thoughts ;-)

Carole said...

I've got the first two books and would love to add these two. Thank you so much for the giveaway!


cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

HeatherH said...

Thanks Rel - and B&H! I loved the first books in this series. Would love to win these ones. The covers themselves are enough to inspire me to unpack all my scrapbooking gear again... it's been a while since I had time to do any.

Heather [at] exemail [dot] com [dot] au

Jen said...

Pop me in please Rel. Have been waiting to read the final two in the series. Loved the first two. Ta Rel

Rachel said...

I've read "Sisters Ink", and really enjoyed it--hence why I'd love to be entered in this competition!!
Thanks Rel; you always do such a lovely job :)

PS You should have my mailing dress from previous entries :)
(Gawler Belt, South Australia)

Anonymous said...

Great spotlight! Please enter me US.
rebornbutterfly (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Tracy said...

Loved this spotlight and I'm really looking forward to getting to know Meg and Joy much better ;o)

I've been looking forward to this give away, knowing it was coming so please enter me. The first two books on my shelf need the rest of their family!!!


Allison said...
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Allison said...

I love scrapping when I have the time but must admit I love reading even more! Please enter me Rel.
Thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds like an interesting series of books. I wonder how the characters compare to each other since they come from different families but were raised in the same household.
Please enter me in the drawing:
cynthiakchow (at) earthlink (dot) net

jaana said...

Please enter me in. I love reading and I love scrapbooking!


Kim said...

Don't enter I've read the entire series already....but I want to encourage everyone not to miss this series! It is amazing!!

Beth said...

I love this series, can't wait to read Perfect Piece! Please enter me. AUS

nolene said...

How exciting! Thanks for the lovely spotlight Rel. I, like many others have the first two books and would love to read the rest of the series. i also love scrapbooking and the covers of these books just appeal to me!

Nora St. Laurent said...

I have enjoyed the first and second book in this series. I was intimidated at first about this series because I'm not a scrapbook person but I was PLEASANTLY surprised to find out how great these books are. Also to discover how FUNNY Rebeca can be. She is a delight and I'm so glad that I've gotten to know her better through her books.

thanks Rel for this great offer.

Plesae put me in the drawing for a chance to read more of Rebeca's books.


Nora :D

Naomi said...

I loved the first one of this series and was excited to see that there are more. Please enter me in this great draw.

ReadingRobin said...

This series sounds fabulous. I am an avid scrapbooker, and I can see how it would make a story line! Please enter me.
Thanks Rel!

cmrobin at bellsouth net

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