Saturday, November 9, 2013

ABC Characters "A"

Before I start with my intended post I want to remind you that next week is COVER REVEAL DAY!! You will get your first look at my upcoming book Soulless and read the blurb. I hope you're excited. I am!!

Now here's is the first of my new Saturday ABC lists. Though there are many characters that could be included, I decided only to pick ones that I actually have something to say about, whether it's something positive or negative. So the lists could be long or short, much like my ABC books were. Here we go!

Albus Dumbledore. From the utterly magnificent Harry Potter books. This man is amazing. I know Harry had a huge and difficult burden to deal with, but I think Dumbledore did as well. He knew what the boy would have to go through. I can't imagine how hard it would be to mentor and befriend someone while knowing they were on their way to a possible death sentence. One of his best, and most heart breaking, scenes is in book 6 in the cave when Dumbledore drinks the water to get to the locket. Great stuff.

Anne Shirley. From the Anne of Green Gables series. Odd, outspoken, and wonderfully imaginative. I know her story is a bit old-fashioned, but I don't think any young girl could go wrong emulating this character. She's a great role model. She was not ashamed to be herself, even thought the people around her were probably wondering what she was talking about most of the time. And Gil . . . . I'll get to him later. :)

Atticus Finch. From To Kill A Mockingbird. This is one brave man. The lawyer for a black man accused of assaulting a white woman in a time and place where racism was the norm. Not only did he defend his client, but he actually knew he was innocent and did his best to prove it (though the outcome was less than fair, it was expected). His family was threatened because of this, but he stayed true to his convictions. Talk about integrity. 

Well, what did you think? Not too shabby. I think I'll keep it going.

I received my second proof of Taela. It looks good, but I think the cover colors are coming across as too dark, so I'm fixing that. I'm also going to fix a few minor layout things. Here are some pictures.

Front Cover
Back Cover

First page
Map and Chapter One

I also have the print versions of The Bride and Soulless in the works. I must say formatting for print is HARD, or rather a PAIN. I'm getting better at it, but it's not exactly fun.

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