I was tagged by Jennifer Brozek to do the Character Blog Tour. I thought I'd take this opportunity to talk about the main point of view character from the first novella in the Cross Cutting series. I'm so excited about the chance to share her adventures with readers.
1. What is the name of your character?
2. Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
She is purely fictional. Her origins are more closely tied to geography than history. Trinidad's roots are in the Caribbean and Ireland.
3. When and where is the story set?
It's set in contemporary Indianapolis, Indiana. I wanted to ground the action in our world. There are definitely adjustments because there are magical and supernatural elements in the story, but the goal was to make the city feel real.
4. What should we know about him/her?
Trinidad has the ability to magically bond with a territory to serve as its guardian. Her power comes in the partnership--she needs to work with her city to affect change. She's unique because she's not forged a more permanent connection. It's why she calls herself a Walker.
She's bi-racial and grew up dividing her time between living in Ireland with her father and in Trinidad with her mother. She loves them both, but that nomadic past has left her adrift and a little afraid to commit.
Trinidad understands places better than she does people. It makes her feel awkward around others most of the time. She does have a soft spot for those who live on the street because they seem to be more aware of their surroundings. They speak a similar language, I suppose.
She'll fight with everything she's got to help those under her protection.
5. What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Trinidad comes to Indiana on personal business and discovers Indianapolis is in distress-- endangered by supernatural forces. Trinidad has to rush to forge a bond with the city so she can locate and confront the threat--before it's too late. She also has to learn to balance duty and the needs of her heart.
6. What's the personal goal of the character?
Beyond not dying and saving the city from monsters, Trinidad is looking for a place to call her own. She's warming to the idea of settling down, and has come to Indiana in the hopes of finding a home. There's also this old friend...a big, clairvoyant bass player she's had her eye on.
7. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
Cross Cutting: The Thin is the first novella in the trilogy. It will be published by Apocalypse Ink Productions. Updates may be found on their website, here, and on twitter.
8. When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published?
Early 2015 in e-book format.
This was so much fun!
I have to admit that I've run out of steam momentarily and can't think of anyone to tag. If the fog lifts, I'll try to keep it going.
In any event, be sure to click on the link to Jennifer Brozek's blog and follow the strands from there!