I'm an idiot, and in my recent obsession to finish my current work in progress (a very dark mythic horror novel tentatively titled OZY), I forgot all about my blogging responsibilities. Anyway, I've been invited by the very talented Shannon Giglio, author of SHORT BUS HERO among other titles, to share a bit about a character in one of my books. Shannon has written about her character Ally Forman from SHORT BUS HERO on her blog here, and her novel is due out Dec. 16th of this year from Nightscape Press. Definitely check it out.
Now, let me introduce you to...
What is the name of your character?
Kayla Greenwood, a twelve-year-old with a complicated family history and a tragic past.
Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Well, that depends on your views toward the concept of Fictional Realism, but for our purposes we'll say fictional.
When and where is the story set?
Most of the story takes place in the town of present day Los Alamos, New Mexico, the birthplace of the Atomic Bomb.
What should we know about him/her?
Kayla longs for acceptance and connection with others, but everyone seems, including her family, to treat her as if there is something wrong with her. She can sense that something is wrong, but she doesn't know what. Sometimes she has strange dreams, including one where she walks through a strange door at the top of the stairs in her house to find a very old woman in a tiny library who tells her to prepare for the trials. Her favorite books are the Chronicles of Narnia.
What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
After a major family tragedy, Kayla is sent to live with her uncle Xander. She meets Garty, a depressed college dropout, to whom she discovers she may be related in some way. Uncle Xander begins to teach her some very strange things and it soon becomes clear he wants something from her, and she is in horrible danger.
What is the personal goal of the character?
Kayla seeks to discover who she is and where she belongs in the world. By the end, she may wish she'd left well enough alone.
Where can we read more about your novel?
There's more information here on my site and on the GHOSTS OF EDEN Amazon page.
When can we expect the book to be published?
GHOSTS OF EDEN will be out November 4th of this year in paperback, limited edition hardcover, and for the Kindle. The Kindle version is currently available to pre-order at a reduced price.
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Wesley D. Gray is a writer, an author of fiction, and a self-proclaimed poet. He writes about those things that interest him most, primarily within the realms of speculative fiction, but under the name of Rafe Grayson, he finds an outlet for channeling his darkest horrors. He resides in Florida with his wife and two children.
~ If you are an author who happened to stumble upon this post, please feel free to follow this format for a character in your own work for your blog and email me a link and I'll happily share your post and link it up with mine. All the best! ~