Monday, October 13, 2014

And Now for Something Completely Different

In celebration of the latest sale on Casting the First Stone (Kindle edition is 99¢ for a limited time), I thought I'd share a quiz I created for my author newsletterIf you're not on my email list, but would like to be, leave your email address in the comments below, or send it to me via email with "Author Newsletter" in the subject line.

Regular content returns Wednesday. Meanwhile, enjoy figuring out which Casting the First Stone character you're most like. 

Choose the answer for each question that’s most like you, then scroll down to see who you are!

1. Family….

a) is everything. 
b) is no more important than any other group of people.  
c) can be really annoying at times. 
d) is a group of people for whom you are responsible.
e) is fine as long as the people in it don’t try to run your life. 

2. Friends….

a) are the next-best thing to family
b) are the family you choose for yourself. 
c) don’t always understand you even though they try. 
d) are useful at times. 
e) are the ones you can really count on.

3. Church…

a) is a place where friends, family and faith come together. 
b) has no place in my life.
c) can be cool. 
d) is required on Sundays. 
e) isn’t all bad.

4. Babies…

a) are a gift from heaven.
b) are way too much work. 
c) mess everything up. 
d) make everyone happy. 
e) turn into teenagers.

5. Christmas....

a) is first and foremost a celebration of our Savior's birth
b) equals celebration! 
c) used to be my favorite holiday 
d) should be a vacation day for everyone.
e) means decorating and cookies and wrapping presents. 

Scroll down for scoring.....

How’d you score?

Mostly A’s? You’re Angel. Marriage, family and traditional values are the backbone of your life, and you’ll do whatever’s necessary to stand up for what’s right, especially when it involves someone you love.

Mostly B’s? You’re Bets. Boyfriends and fun are important, but friends are essential. You’re loyal to those you love, which may or may not include your family, and you’ve seen enough to be wary of both church and tradition. There’s a reason they call marriage an institution, after all. 

Mostly C’s? You’re Charli. Level-headed, but still emotional, you often feel torn between your head and your heart. You don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but you don’t like people pushing you around, either. You often wish life wasn’t so complicated.

Mostly D’s? You’re Jim. There’s right and there’s wrong and there’s rarely any in-between. You’re loyal to the people you love, but practical enough to know they’re imperfect and can complicate your life if you let them. You do what you have to do, knowing it won’t always make you popular. And you’re okay with that.

Mostly E’s? You’re Marita. Feisty and fiercely protective, you know what your priorities are, even if you get them confused sometimes. The traditions you grew up with are still rooted in your heart, but you have no qualms about following a different path if you think it will lead you in a better direction.


  1. I'm all over the map! 2 each B, C, E and no Ds.

  2. LOL! So was my daughter. My parents were both Angel (which is funny, because my mom has a good dose of Marita!) Glad to hear there are no Jim genes lurking in you, Barb!

  3. What a really cool thing to do! You should look at putting this on Goodreads under "quizzes" for your books. I think you can do that, anyway. :)

  4. That's a great idea, Heidi! Thanks!! I found myself (over)due to write a newsletter, and having very little this was fun and functional! Are you working on another book?

  5. That's a clever and interesting way to get readers engaged with your characters. I came out pretty much straight A. : )