Cursed: S.D. Grimm Shares Some of Her Fave Cursed Characters
We have several books, including Meg Kessel‘s Black Bird of the Gallows,Kat Colmer‘s The Third Kiss, S.D. Grimm‘s Summoner, and Jaime Questell‘s By A Charm and A Curse about characters who are cursed in one way or another, so we’re doing a blog series about it. We asked our authors to share either how they came up with the curse mythology for their books, whether they’ve ever felt cursed either metaphorically or in a real way, what curse – if any – they could imagine placing on someone or some other character in the future, or who their fave characters in books, tv, or movies who have been cursed.
And now here’s S.D. Grimm, the author of Summoner:
Curses are not to be trifled with . . . unless you’re a writer who wants to create characters with haunting pasts and real problems, which I am. So, I don’t see myself cursing anyone in the near future except my poor characters.
I have a few cursed characters in an upcoming novel, and I love the layers that adding a curse can truly give to a story. Some of my favorite cursed characters have to be Ronan Lynch from the Raven boys series, Spider-Man, who is cursed with power and the responsibility that comes with it, Remus Lupin from Harry Potter, and Matrim Cauthon from the Wheel of Time series.
Love hearing about S.D. Grimm’s fave cursed characters in pop culture? Check out this short teaser from Summoner:
“I think when you took us witching, a ghost cursed me.” There, it was out. I said it.
When Allie’s best friend dares their group to play a game in a cemetery—something she calls “witching”—Allie never expects what it might mean for her. When she plays, she doesn’t just find bodies, she summons their souls. But one soul wants more than Allie is willing to give.
And the boy next door could be the key to saving her.
Cody Burkhart. Straight from Montana, cowboy hat wearing, and smoking hot, he’s just the thing to help Allie become “normal” again after the death of her mother. And as her newly appointed Guardian, he’s also just the thing to help Allie ward off the vengeful spirit who’s after her soul. Except Cody has his own demons to slay that keep him closed off. But as the full moon approaches, so does their only chance to break the curse, and Cody will have to make the biggest sacrifice of all.
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S. D. Grimm’s first love in writing is young adult fantasy and science fiction. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency and author of SCARLET MOON. She currently has four books under contract, including the remainder of her YA fantasy series Children of the Blood Moon. When she’s not writing or editing, Sarah enjoys reading (of course!), practicing kickboxing and Brazilian jiu jitsu, training dogs, and binge-watching shows with great characters. Her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog. You can learn more about her upcoming novels at www.sdgrimm.com.