I’m a big fan of people—as most authors are, at least from an observational standpoint. The odd, quirky, slightly battered-by-life people, who emerge stronger and better for the experience, intrigue me the most. These are true characters. People with passion burning in their souls for something more, something deeper, something simpler, something meaningful, seem to paint themselves into the tapestry of their stories with such color, one can’t help but love them, hate them, or admire them just a bit.
These are the characters I like to read about. So, it should come as no surprise that they are also the characters I write.
In: Heather of His Heart, Billy Landry is seeking redemption from his past where, although he lived by a code he considered honorable, darkness played so great a role he began to believe he didn’t deserve a life in the light. Until he settled in Shute Pond and met Heather Mencken. Heather, the oldest and best friend of Billy’s sister-in-law, has no intention of settling down permanently in the town she was born in before she sees the world and lives the adventures she’s only read about.
When Heather is plagued by a stalker, Billy Landry steps in–unbidden and full of orders he expects to be obeyed—and suddenly Heather’s whole life is an adventure of the kind she never contemplated.
I believe Happily-Ever-After is inevitable when two loving and intrepid hearts make it happen. Will Billy and Heather meld their lives into a loving adventure? Read: HEATHER OF HIS HEART in the newest Authors of Main Street box set: Love Blooms on Main Street, and find out!
In this box set we each chose a flower as a theme for our stories. I chose Heather—and not only because I’m a Scot!
Heather symbolizes admiration, beauty, good luck, protection from danger, and is prized for its toughness. Heather thrives in extreme temperatures and in poor soil. It’s also a very useful plant that blooms in many colors. Heather is used to make brooms, in thatch for roofs, it’s added to beer as flavoring and heather honey is sweet and nutritious. A wonderful plant all around, just like my heroine, Heather, ‘H’, Mencken.
I’m curious about what types of characters you like to read and write about. Please let me know what trips your trigger and makes you keep turning those pages. Does imagery—like we used with our flower choices—add to the story? It does for me!