I was invited by Michele M. Reynolds to participate in the Meet my Main Characters Blog Tour. Michele’s newest novel, Love’s Autograph, recently climbed the Amazon bestseller list in the category lesbian romance. Check out her website here and the interview with her main characters here.
So let’s see what I can tell you about the main characters in my work-in-progress, Under a Falling Star.
1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Dee Saunders and Austen Brooks, the two main characters of Under a Falling Star, are both entirely fictional. Austen was named after author Jane Austen by her mother, though.
2) When and where is the story set?
The story is a contemporary romance. It takes place in present-day Portland, Oregon. Some of the scenes include a hike to Punchbowl Falls, a stroll through the Peninsula Park Rose Garden, and taking in a game of the Portland Trail Blazers.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Dee is the Chief Operations Officer of an international game company. She’s a workaholic and a control freak. That’s why she rearranges the lights on the Christmas tree in the company’s lobby—and the star-shaped tree topper crashed down on her.
Austen just started to work for the company and is determined to impress her boss when he assigns her the Christmas tree decorations. She’s not about to take any crap from the stranger interfering with that task.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
At first, Austen doesn’t know who Dee really is. When she finds out, she already feels a connection to Dee, and she’s not happy about being lied to. Even if she would forgive Dee, there’s no chance of a relationship between them, because Dee is practically Austen’s boss and if anyone found out that they are involved, one or both of them would lose her job.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Austen just wants to settle in to her new job as an administrative assistant in a games company. After the less-than-pleasant end of her last relationship, she’s not looking for love.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The story is titled Under a Falling Star, named after the incident when they first meet.
You can read an excerpt from that first meeting here.
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
Under a Falling Star will be published in October 2014 by Ylva Publishing. If you subscribe to my blog or website or like my Facebook Fan Page, you won’t miss any news about my upcoming releases.
I’ve tagged three talented authors who will discuss characters from their books:
Check out their blog posts next Monday, June 30th.
Have a great week and many greetings from California,