Author: Helen Cox

Helen Cox is a UK author. She made her on-screen debut in The Krankies in 1990. Given the choice, her Mastermind topic would be Grease 2 and when someone asks her if she is a god she says 'yes.' Oh, you want to know about her books? Best click some of the links below.

When Your Fictional Characters Start Their Own Twitter Feed…

Starlight Diner

Diner image courtesy of Thomas Galvez CC BY 2.0

Don’t you just love it when your fictional characters start their own Twitter feed? As of today the key characters from my first novel: Milkshakes and Heartbreaks at the Starlight Diner will be tweeting from the @MilkshakesNYC Twitter account.

Give them a follow, and you’ll learn your fair share about life in a fictional, 1950s-themed diner from Bernie Castillo, who owns the joint, and the women who waitress there: Mona Montgomery and Esther Knight. Lucia, their grill girl, and one or two of the regulars might also commandeer the feed when Esther and Mona are busy serving milkshakes. They can be a bit cheeky like that.

What kind of tweets can you expect?

Well, it’s never easy to predict what the staff, or the customers, at The Starlight Diner will do next. Last time I checked-in with them however, they told me there’d be tweets about New York City, life in 1950s America, free competitions to win Starlight Diner-related goodies, diner food and drink, songs from the juke box, free short stories featuring The Starlight Diner, and plenty o’ references to the year in which the first novel takes place: 1990.

Particularly, you’re likely to see Mona and Esther arguing about whether or not Pretty Woman is a romantic movie, but I don’t want to get into that right now… it’s a touchy subject. For them and for me.

So yeah, give @MilkshakesNYC a follow and enjoy a sneak peek into the lives of the diner staff featured in my first novel. The only condition is that when Bernie tweets a fifties classic from the juke box, you have to turn it up loud. His terms, not mine.

Milkshakes and Heartbreaks at the Starlight Diner will be published through HarperCollins via their AvonBooksUK imprint on July 4th 2016.


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