New Page #7: Yvette?

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71 Responses to New Page #7: Yvette?

  1. Amber says:

    I knew it was her! But I was hoping it wasn’t!
    Me to Yvette: YOU”RE THE ONE!
    You got some explaining to do, missy!
    Start talkin!

  2. I got mine FanArtPollooza ready to go and I will email it to you, Lora.

  3. Gina says:


    Am I overthinking it, or are we seeing a glimpse of just how this dream time travel thing works?

    It’s about to get real. :O

  4. OwlStory says:

    Woah. I was not expecting that. Fascinating reveal. I wonder if she goes between past and present, too.

    PS I somehow missed your update last week. I’m sending big hugs, and hopes for a good complete recovery.

  5. Caera says:

    One word: DDUUUDDDEEE!!! :D

    Oh that is a cool VI. I imagine Bea just woke up and realized her dreams aren’t going to work the way they have been.

  6. Brent says:

    Ha! We all knew it, but still….cool. Of course, this now gives my theory of the present being the dream more fuel. >:-)


    Ghostly voice: “Beatrice….you can never come back, Beatrice. You can never come back….”

    (eighty-seven points to the first reply to get that reference….and on a lighter note….)

    “Boy, all this running and my clothes still look great. Those colonial seamstresses really know their stuff!”

  7. Hannah says:

    YVETTE. I wondered if it was her, but I think I expected it to be her grandmother or a long lost descendant, not actually her. SO MUCH TENSION.

    On a side note, this page is absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Henrike says:

    I feel sorry for her being at Howe’s place.

    So did Bea have the same kind of role there?

    • David says:

      I’m thinking that Yvette is somehow controlling the “dreams”, while Bea is the one who actually travels through them, but I could be mistaken. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  9. Rose says:

    No way. I just went back to look at Yvette’s character summary. Yvette HOWE??! I never noticed that before. *Rushes off to reread the rest of the character summaries*

    You do know, Lora, that the more intriguing updates like this you post, the harder your fans will be hoping and praying for your speedy recovery, don’t you? :)

    • Lora says:

      Please do! I haven’t been sleeping very well because every time I roll over it hurts and wakes me up. I haven’ had a good night’s sleep since they took me off the heavy pain meds. I’m walking around in a foggy haze every day, and even when I do sit down to work not much gets done.


      So, yes, *ahem* I do accept prayers on the matter…

      • David says:

        Dear Providence, we beseech Thee to help Lora be healed of her current affliction as soon as possible. Amen.

        I hope that helps! :)

      • Rose says:

        Aw, that sounds incredibly frustrating! Back pain (in my thankfully short experience with it) hurts worse than labor pain. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone!!

        As to the Dreamer, I’m just so impressed with the storytelling. I’m a writer (text, although my brief stint as an art major has me impressed with your high level of artistic quality, too), SCBWI member, have done years of critiques, read hundreds/thousands of novels, etc.–and I love it that I’m completely caught up in this story and *I don’t know how it ends.* (Um, I’m also enjoying the fact that I don’t have to figure it out, either! I just get to come along for the ride and enjoy masterful storytelling in action. :)

        Sending prayers for your speedy and comfortable recovery!

        • David says:

          I can totally relate to your temporary back pain. I had it about a decade ago and for the better part of a week I couldn’t walk, sit, or rise without difficulty. Ouch! :(

          However, I’ll just have to take your word about the comparison to labor pains. :)

      • celticdragonchick says:

        As a chronic pain ‘experiencer’ who does not like opiates at all, may I suggest you ask your doctor about tramadol? Decent pain relief without the nasty side effects of oxycodone or other drugs of that type.

  10. Theresa says:

    *Internally screaming with excitement!*


    Howe: What do you mean she disappeared?
    Yvette: She was getting into some strange green carriage. They had with them some sort of small strange box. I couldn’t see them but I heard men singing of a long journey…walking 500 miles and then 500 more… then she was gone.

  11. Lora says:

    Gold stars go to Julie and SailorMoonSonic this week because they were the first to guess Yvette was the identity of the mystery girl– back on page 2!

    Just as a refresher: if you collect five gold stars, you can cash them in for a free Dreamer short story in our Store!

    (Oh, and Brent, you can cash mine in. I’ll definitely be using that free week(s) off.)

    • Julie says:

      YAY!! :) I feel like the world’s biggest winner right now! :D

    • Brent says:


      Julie –3
      Doc Forman–1

  12. Julie says:

    I’m SO very excited to see where this will lead!! I can’t even sit still right now because I’m that kind of bouncy, jittery, run-around-the-building-a-few-laps giddy with anticipation for what comes next. :D

    *TV announcer voiceover* Now that Yvette has appeared on the 18th century scene, viewers are left wondering…How is this dream thing working?? Inquiring Dreamers want to know! The sneak peek of our next episode only leaves us wondering about our intrepid heroine. What is Bea running towards? Will she be doing anything other than running on a black background? What color will her outline be, and what will that tell us?? Tune in next week for what’s sure to be the cliffhanger of all clliffhangers!


    • David says:

      Why does everyone presume Bea is RUNNING in the VI? She could just be waking up with a start.

      And if she’s still in the 18th century she’ll be in for a bigger shock.

      • Brent says:

        Uh, ‘cuz running is more romantic? Duh…

      • Jen says:

        Based on the frills of her off the shoulder chemise and what looks like blankets clutched in her hands in front of her, I’m going with waking up with a start. She had this great plan worked out in her head, and now her 21st century self has gone and messed up the process.

        • David says:

          Also, waking up with a start is just so…. DRAMATIC.

          I will concede that running IS more romantic under the right conditions. For example, if Bea were to be dashing off to warn Alan of impending danger, or something.

  13. Faith says:

    I am SO very late to this party, I fear I’m arriving just as it’s about to end! Oh dear! Please forgive and welcome back this prodigal dreamer, Lora! I’ve just been wowed big time by these gorgeous updates (and oh, does the plot thicken). I’m so sorry to hear about your extended recovery time & will be praying for you. <3 (Providence!) Rest assured that all will be well on this end. As an artist I completely understand holding oneself to a certain standard of quality, even when that requires extra time. Don't rush yourself. I totally respect you for it and know that great things are ahead! Take care of yourself!

    Three cheers for Lora & the Dreamer! Hip, hip!

  14. David says:

    1. High school teenager
    2. Creole descent
    3. African American
    4. Hails from New Orleans
    5. Character in a fantasy story
    6. BFF of teenage girl with unusual “ability”

    It all fits! The only question now is whether Yvette is a “witch” or a “voodoo priestess”.

  15. Jen says:

    Okay, so here’s my theory:

    ~ 18th century Yvette, who has some sort of perhaps illegitimate connection to Howe (given that 21st century Yvette’s last name is Howe) has perhaps not “dream” powers but actual psychic-type powers that allowed her to see that Beatrice Whaley exists as an entity in both centuries
    ~ Howe has 18th century Bea kidnapped so that he can somehow figure out how to use her 21st century entity to find out how to win the war
    ~ 18th century Yvette can monitor 21st century Bea’s waking moments, thus spy on her in terms of what she’s learning, hence giving clues as to her 18th century whereabouts
    ~ Now that Bea’s in this weird coma thing in the 21st century, she’s not really linked to her 18th century self, which is why 18th century Yvette can’t “see her anymore”
    ~ Howe will have to go the old-school route in recapturing Bea, until and unless things are resolved in the 21st century so the dreaming process between the two Beas can be reestablished

    • David says:

      That all makes perfect sense, unless Lora pulls yet another “surprise” on us. Otherwise your theory sounds the most plausible.

    • Em says:

      I’m thinking 18th century Yvette is a slave; possibly Howe’s, possibly not *his* daughter but someone in his bloodline. Either way it would explain why they share a surname.

      Loving the idea of her being a creole voodoo lady. This is so good! Ahhh Lora, hurry up and get better! :)

      • David says:

        It’s possible that Yvette may be using witchcraft/wicca instead of voodoo. The two are NOT the same although I’m not really sure how they differ. I DO know there’s more to voodoo than just sticking pins in dolls.

        “Creole voodoo lady” DOES sound cooler, though.

        • Dana says:

          Wicca actually only dates to the 1960s.

          • David says:

            Oh, well, anyway, according to my research Wicca witchcraft dates back to the early 20th century and was first introduced to the public in the 1950s, but I’m guessing it first got really NOTICED in the 1960s in the midst of all the “psychedelic-hippie-counterculture-antiestablishment” movements that were going at that time. True, Wicca wouldn’t exist in the 18th century part of this story, but for all we know MODERN Yvette may be into it. In any case I was trying to refer to witchcraft in general.

          • David says:

            Btw, if Yvette utters all the incantations in French there’s a good chance that she’s using voodoo. At least that’s how I’ve always seen it done on TV and in the movies.

  16. Lyndsey says:

    Love today’s update!! When I was reading the character profiles I noticed Yvette’s last name was Howe, I was wondering if she would have anything to do with General Howe in Bea’s dreams. I am guessing that the next 21st century character in Bea’s dreams is going to be Liz. Hope you get better soon Lora!!! I will pray for you!!!! Can’t wait for next week’s page!!! Let us know soon about the fan art contest!!!

  17. Melissa says:

    Yvette! I’m sorry I’m not keeping up very well, my art projects are smothering me and my sketchbook deadline is Monday. I’m so excited though! This is awesome!

    VI incentive: What a terrible dream. Some weird car commercial…. With George Washington, singing…. about bluetooth?

  18. Tibby says:

    I just wonder how good of a “source” Beatrice is going to be since she obviously slept through history class and is now in a coma with no access to Google… LOL

    • Brent says:

      Not to mention that unless it was a specialized history class focusing on a certain era that she was in (which they do have, though I doubt Bea would have been already signed up for one), her odds of being able to just know stuff about specific smaller or less well-known battles or events — without having to look it up somewhere — is pretty much nil.


      • David says:

        So if Bea still wants to be a spy she’s going to have to actually “go into the trenches”, so to speak, to get information. Bear in mind she knows LESS about spying than Nathan did, which does NOT bode well.

        Oh, and congrats on the grammatically long sentence.

  19. Kirsty says:

    The plot thickens! So exciting. :D

  20. Half Moon says:

    I had something to say about the page, but now all my brain is doing is chanting “FanArtPalooza. FanArtPalooza. FANARTPALOOZA!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  21. trevor says:

    Hmmmm, some cross over between worlds appears to be happening here.

  22. Amanda says:

    So…when and where do we submit fan art for the contest? :)

  23. Leah Heath says:

    Someone should totally do a how to draw video on how to draw Beatrice, or Allen, or Nathan Hale:)