Mirrors and Blue Smoke website is live!

The Mirrors and Blue Smoke website is officially launched! Visit it for teasers and hints, but don’t worry, NO spoilers! And if you haven’t read the first two books in Not Like Paradise, you can visit the Urban Legends website instead (that’s the first book in the trilogy).

One of my favorite parts of making my website for each book is always the character pages. I love sharing fun facts about the characters that readers may or may not know from the books (such as where everyone’s summer house is, because what’s more important on the Upper East Side?! [eye roll emoji…haha]), and giving some insight into each character’s life in his/her own words! Below are some screenshots from parts of a few characters’ pages…you can read the rest on the site! Note: If you haven’t read Urban Legends and Pandora’s Box, the pictures below may give some spoilers for those two books.

I had a blast creating these, so I hope you enjoy looking at them and learning more about the characters from Mirrors and Blue Smoke! 🙂

And just try to figure out who Hester is…or what happened to her. 😉

Daisy, Jordan, and The Great Gatsby

One of the questions I get asked most as an author is about my name, Daisy Jordan. It comes from one of my all-time favorite books, The Great Gatsby, in which the 2 main female characters are named Daisy and Jordan. However, sometimes people ask, “You want to be named after 2 characters who weren’t likable, or good people?!” Well…of course! And there are so many reasons why…here are a few!

1) The name Daisy Jordan doesn’t just represent these characters, it represents one of my favorite authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It also represents what I think is the most fascinating decade in history and a book that, along with its characters, has inspired so much of my own writing. I am captivated by the 1920s…that exhilarating ride building up to the devastating crash (a theme I often bring into my own books), and the lifestyle of writers and artists during that time.

2) While I don’t admire Daisy Buchanan or Jordan Baker or want to be like them, I like living vicariously through them in a way…experiencing that decade and the thrill ride to the crash I am so intrigued by but would never want as my own life.

3) While many people dislike Jordan Baker, she is my favorite character in the book. Like Nick, I forgive her dishonesty and am not in the least bothered by it. She is shamelessly, unapologetically herself, and yet she can be secretive or put up a front, and many of my own characters share some of these qualities.

So, I have always felt Daisy Jordan is the perfect name for me! 🙂 Check out my post about this on Instagram for more details! @authordaisyjordan

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