Of course, that's tricky, correlating an encounter to a book I've written. For a while, I considered having ya'll do the encounter in Rizkaland, but as it happens that ya'll, unlike myself, have never been to Rizkaland, I'm going to be a bit creative.
Instead of actually going to Rizkaland, you will encounter your character near one of the largest symbols of the book, and the thing that inspired it. No, not the shower. Can we just forget about the shower?
This month, you'll encounter your character by ...
Now, I understand perfectly that most of you don't have a waterfall in your back yard (I don't either, unless it has rained recently) but remember how open to interpretation this challenge is. Be creative. It doesn't have to be a real waterfall. Perhaps it's only a painting of one that your Aunt Alberta was given, and hated, and thus thrust it into the back room. Perhaps you suddenly find yourself in South America (which is like North America, only south!) near Angel Falls. Maybe you've gone to Niagra!
And, as for the totally optional, but I'd be much happier if you did it character challenge, see if you can encounter a character who has either a prophecy about him/her, or a character who is a member of royalty. If the character is/has both, that would be great.
Oh, and before I go, Abby asked the other day if there were twins in Rizkaland, which is, indeed, a very important question. However, since I don't think this is a complicated enough question to warrant an entire blog entry, I've decided to answer it here.
Yes, there are twins in Rizkaland. In fact, there's a few sets of identical triplets! There aren't any obvious ones in Water Princess, Fire Prince, but three of the characters are multiples. You just don't get to meet their siblings until later books. Also, Jane and John, two of the legendary kings and queens, were twins. But again, you won't know that until later books.
(And don't forget to send more questions about Water Princess, Fire Prince, Rizkaland, and the surrounding series! I'll be answering questions all month!)