Hi! I'm Michele Bacon, your host for this leg of the hunt. My realistic contemporary novels teem with rich characters and beautiful landscapes.
(If you are new to this and want to play for fabulous prizes, find the skinny here.)
I'm on the blue team this season, so you'll find my secret number in blue somewhere in this post. Add the numbers of the 20 members of the blue team, and enter the contest to win 20 free books! Here they are:
A copy of my new book (Antipodes, about an ambitious American teen forced to study abroad in New Zealand to augment her flagging Ivy League prospects) is included in the Blue Team Prize for this season's hunt, but I also am offering a separate prize: a finished copy of Antipodes and fun swag related to the book. Entering the drawing for my bonus prize is simple: follow me on Twitter! For an additional chance to win, leave a comment on this blog post naming the place you're most keen to visit. For still more chances to win, tweet about my prize.
Now that you know what you're playing for, on to the hunt!
Take it away, Gina!
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may know that I am a huge Smallville fan, and that I have (somewhat unintentionally) slipped a Superman reference into all three of my published books.
For my bonus content, I wanted to share a story about the Superman references specific to BUSTED, and the Inception-like way they came full circle when I attended a Smallville panel at Dragon Con in September.
BUSTED, Page 114: TJ explains to Marisa why purple is known as “the imperial color:”
During the Smallville Panel at Dragon Con, Tom Welling mentioned how easy his wardrobe was as Clark Kent. It was either blue shirt + red jacket, or red shirt + blue jacket. To which Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) responded, "Why was I always in suits? And why did I wear so much purple?”
And that was when my jaw dropped. Because Tom turned to Michael and, in almost the same words TJ had used, explained why the color purple might be symbolic on a rich, powerful man like Lex Luthor:
I couldn’t believe my ears. I mean…
Plus, the exchange took place 88 pages after I slipped in a reference to Lois Lane…
… And not to mention that the loft in TJ’s barn is 100% a love note to Clark’s loft in Smallville.
So my book containing Superman and Smallville references was referenced by my favorite Superman from Smallville, and that is how a panel at Dragon Con turned into my Inception moment.
Happy Hunting! And if you’d like the chance to find the Superman references in my other books, be sure to stop by my blog!
WOW, Gina! You had me at Veronica Mars! I've spent 4153 minutes poring over the original series. Your series wasn't on my radar, but now copies are on hold for me downtown.
Get on that series, hunters! And thanks for stopping by today. Your next step is Jessika Fleck.
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