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Blog Tour: Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl

About the Book:
Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl: Traveling with her parents brings Lydia, daughter of explorer and singer Buddy Davis, plenty of adventure and mystery - from hidden clues in bookstores to cave paintings deep underground.

About the Author:
Whether she’s building life-sized models of dinosaurs with her adopted family, trying her hand at cooking at a private retreat, or living in a barn, author Aidyl Ewoh (aka Lydia Howe) seems to have adventures follow her wherever she goes. Check out her book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl and find out more about her at her Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

And now, enjoy this guest post from author Lydia Howe! .....

Answer to the True or False question from the last stop: True! 
This was one way she inspired me to love reading and it worked! 

My Favorite Characters (by Lydia Howe)

Ok, in reality, I’m not even sure why I picked this topic to write about. My favorite characters? Um, they’re all my favorite! Well, not really, but I’ve already done a character interview on Lydia Davis and CJ Carter, so who’s left?

Really though, that’s not a fair question. Buddy and Kay Davis and Jim and Melissa Carter are the two obvious answers. They’re the parents of the aforementioned characters. Then CJ’s siblings, Isaac and Annie are up at the top of the list too. (Although my sister’s declare that Annie is annoying and a sissy. I disagree with the annoying part, although sissy might be spot-on.) Grandpa Phillip, Miss Copper and Stan, the cave guide, are the other three often-mentioned characters in Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl.

Here is something I like about each of those characters:

Lydia Davis: She’s based off of me, folks. Need I say more? I mean, dare I say more? Ok, she’s not me though, so I can say anything about her that I want to. She’s a writer, she travels with her parents, and she enjoys selling books at their book tables. Yep, those things together equal pret-ty cool.

CJ Carter: He’s funny because he’s a genius and uses huge words and doesn’t get why everyone looks at him with blank stares, trying to figure out what he’s meaning. And of course having a smart kid on the team to help figure out stuff is always a plus.

Buddy Davis: What can I say? He’s based off of the real Buddy Davis, my adopted Dad. And since I adore my adopted dad, of course I adore his character, too. He’s adventuresome, fun, friendly, a wonderful example and full of courage.

Kay Davis: Again, what can I say? Based off the real Kay Davis, my adopted mom, this character is amazing, just like the real person. Who can help but love her? When she figures out the final element in the mystery in the book, it’s kinda a reflection on how she is outside the book. Always there to lend a hand and offer encouragement. And of course reading. Who wouldn’t like a mom (real or in a book) that likes to read?

Jim Carter: My sisters don’t have a very good opinion of Uncle Jim, but I think he’s great! I guess that’s maybe the loyalty of the author in me though? Yes, he might ask a few questions that have obvious answers, but someone had to ask them! Jim is an adventuresome guy who has a real talent with making people feel included.

Melissa Carter: She’s so sweet. She’s not mentioned too often in the book, but when she is, I just want to go up and give her a hug. She’s one of those adult characters I always liked reading about when I was a kid.

Isaac: Hungry for adventure. Ready for action. Isaac isn’t in the book much, but he certainly adds an element and point of view that helps the series along.

Annie: Annie. Ok, so everyone can’t be loved by everyone, right? I think Annie’s great, although a little too girly for some people’s tastes (although that might not come out too much in this book, since she’s not in it very much). Really though, not all girls like spiders, attics and adventures.... Right?

Grandpa Phillip: Grandparents in books... Either their old in grouchy or loved by all. Of course I chose the second characteristic for my wonderful grandpa figure. Who doesn’t love to go and talk to someone who’s willing to listen? Plus he’s pretty smart.

Miss Copper: She owns a bookstore. Need I say more? Ok, and she’s also fun and pays attention when you talk to her.

Stan: Stan the cave guide. He’s knowledgable yet not stuffy. And I like caves a lot, so of course I like guides who work in them.

So, which of those characters are your favorite?

For your chance to get a free book and Wal-Mart gift card, check out THIS post! To find out the answer to today's True or False question and read a post where someone interviews me, check out THIS blog tomorrow.


  1. Ooh! I liked this. Gave me a peak into what each character is like.
    I'm not sure who I like best, but all their descriptions sound great!

    For today's true or false question I'm going to say true.

    God bless!

    His Princess,

  2. Sounds like a great ensemble you've put together for your book. I look forward to reading it. I know you've aimed it at the young adult crowd, but I'm still a young adult compared to some. And I'm still immature enough. :-) I'll go with true today only because that sounds crazy enough to be true.

  3. Anonymous12/19/2013

    Fun post - this was really interesting!

    Tis True, my dear! ;) :)


  4. Bekah: Thanks! I'm glad you like it! It was really one of those posts that I was like "What am I going to write?" and then it all came together and I had tons of fun!

    David: Aww, well thanks! And check out tomorrow's post, of course, to find out!

    Rebecca: Yea! I'm glad you found it interesting!