Today Nicki stops in to talk about her novel Three Daves! She's a total sweetheart so enjoy!
Go figure that when I gave Jen a choice of Daves to feature at her blog, she chose the beautiful bad boy. I must say, she made a very good choice. Of the three Daves in my novel, this one (Dave #2) was the most fun to write. And not just because he’s got a killer smile…although that didn’t hurt. Before we delve further into Dave, I’d like to say a big THANKS to the marvelous Jen Daiker for being one of three Jens to host me this month during my Three Daves blog blitz to celebrate the brand new cover!
Jen is always posting helpful tips for character development, including ways to make them three dimensional and give them “life.” I think the type of music a person prefers to listen to can say a lot about them, and since I immersed myself in 80s “mix tapes” while writing the story, it was only natural that music would play a big part in character development.
Dave #2 is punk rock all the way: Sex Pistols, Ramones, Brother Kitty (okay, that last one was made up for the story. Despite my lack of musical prowess, I always wanted to be in a band and that’s what I would’ve called it.) This Dave very much represents the chaotic and edgy nature of punk. Like the genre, he’s exciting and fun—and a little scary. It’s not just his good looks that make girls’ insides flip upside down at the slightest gesture.
Since we’re talking 80s, I thought it would be fun to cast the imaginary Three Daves movie with actors from the 80s. So, from the tidbits you learned above, who do you think should get the part of Dave #2?
Here are my top three picks:
He’s got the looks for sure…but is he too pretty?
He was smokin’ in every way possible in 1989’s Drugstore Cowboy
Attractive? check; Scary? check, check
So, who would you pick to play the beautiful bad boy? I personally would go for Val Kilmer!
Thanks for stopping by! :)
You can meet the other daves and find out about the 99 cent back to school sale for her novel Three Daves by hopping over to Nicki's for more information!