Our third finalist is C.A. Marshall
Tell us about your book:
A teen girl movie stunt double meets Indiana Jones in a steampunk island of Atlantis. Plus kissing.
Why do you want to attend Backspace?
My nearest bookstore is over an hour away. Getting to meet my twitter friends would be amazing. I'd love to find an agent match too!
Are you afraid to eat lunch with a Shark?
[Insert cliche 'depends if I'm on the menu or not,' but] generally, no. And I'd totally dispute page number placement in a manuscript.
West Side Story: Jets or Sharks?
I've not seen the movie (I haven't seen Star Wars/Star Trek/Die Hard either) but can I be on team swishy dresses?
If you could save the life of any one fictional character who would it be and why?
Sirius Black, hands down.
Is there a book that makes you think, "If I could write one thing like that, I’d die happy."
Something with the heart of Austen, fandom of Rowling, and prolificness (and humor!) of Pratchett. But I'd die happy with just one of those.
What's the most terrifying thing you've lived through?
I was eleven when my mom died and I didn't know if other family would take me in. Being young and unwanted is the worst.
When you're published, what will you do to Pay It Forward?
I'd sponsor author/reader couch-to-5k programs and puppy adoptions. :)