Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Voices of Fiction - Who's Your Favorite Character - Part One

Welcome to another edition of Voices of Fiction. We have another great group of writers here to discuss their favorite characters. Please welcome our guests.

Cara Marsi, an award-nominated author, is a former corporate drone and cubicle dweller who is finally free of her fabric-covered cage. She craves books with happy endings and loves to write about independent heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Cara is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She’s also published numerous short romance stories in national women’s magazines. Cara and her husband enjoy traveling and she loves to write about the places they've visited. They share their house with a fat black diva of a cat named Killer. Website, Twitter, Facebook

Reno Charlton - I'm a full time copywriter, working from home to provide clients around the world with content for websites, magazines and other media. I am also an author, having written and published three children's fantasy novels and two short stories for older readers. The short stories were created under my pen name of Emily Ho. One of these stories, The Journey Home, won a Curtis Brown Short Story Competition. Link, Link, Link

Ellen Spain is a retired Federal Investigator, now turned author, editor, and educator. She is active with EPIC, PennWriters, RWA, SCBWI, and the Pittsburgh East Writers.
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Barbara Ehrentreu, a retired teacher with a Masters degree in Reading and Writing K-12 and seventeen years of teaching experience lives with her family in Stamford, Connecticut. When she received her Masters degree she began writing seriously. If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor, Barbara’s first YA novel, published by MuseItUp Publishing was inspired by Paula Danziger. Her novel is also available on Amazon for Kindle and paperback, Barnes & Noble for both paperback and Nook, Smashwords, Omnilit and of course The Muse Bookstore. In addition, Barbara has a story in Lavender Dreams, a memorial anthology for which all the proceeds go to cancer research. She has three poems in Prompted: An International Collection of Poems by the Anthologists for which all the proceeds go to Literacy research. Her blog, Barbara’s Meanderings, http://barbaraehrentreu.blogspot.com/, is networked on both Facebook and Blog Catalog. She hosts Red River Writers Live Tales from the Pages on Blog Talk Radio every 4th Thursday. In addition, her children's story, “The Trouble with Follow the Leader” and an adult story, “Out on a Ledge” are published online. She has written book reviews for Authorlink.com. and several of her reviews have been on Acewriters and Celebrity CafĂ©. She is a member of SCBWI. Writing is her life! Blog, Facebook, Twitter 

Welcome Authors! It’s wonderful to have you back for another round.

Now the question is: Who’s your favorite character? (can be yours or someone else’s)

Cara Marsi: That's tough. I love my Logan from "Logan's Redemption." He'll always be special to me. Of course, I fall in love with all my heroes. I have a much easier time writing the heroes than the heroines. I love my heroines, too, but they don't set my heart to racing like my heroes.

Reno Charlton: Okay, this is going to sound a bit off the wall, but my favourite character was Fatty in Enid Blyton's Five Find Outers, as I found him so funny as a child and still do when I read those books (yes, I still read them!). Out of my own characters, it would be the vampire Gladstone Gore, as he has a very dry wit about him and is a bit tongue in cheek for a vampire.

Ellen Spain: In the "Secret in the Fog" series, although Morgan Walker is the protagonist, I have a lot of fun writing about Danny Fennchar, the young prodigy.

Barbara Ehrentreu: My favorite character of all time is Harry Dresden of The Dresden Files. For my own writing's favorite character I would have to say John from If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor. He manages to slip from good friend to boyfriend for the main character. He was written as a very minor character, but he won my heart and I kept him in as a love interest.

Thank you all for joining us today and sharing your favorite characters.

Readers feel free to ask questions concerning this topic in the comments. Also feel free to send questions to chergreen@chergreen.com Subject: Voices of Fiction Question, and have them answered by the participating authors in later editions.

There’s also room for more authors to participate. Drop me an email, Subject: Voices of Fiction.

(Disclaimer - Bios and answers have been posted as submitted by author) 

Part Two


Cherie Reich said...

Very interesting favorite characters. Barbara has reminded me that I need to bump up the Dresden Files in my to-read list. I've heard so many good things about them.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Got me wondering about all these interesting characters. Thanks ladies. Thank, Cher.

Cher Green said...

Cherie and Joylene, Thanks for stopping by. Always nice to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed the characters.

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