Do Authors Have Favorite Characters?

Emily 2I’ve been asked which characters from my new murder mystery, At the River’s Edge, are my favorites.

I planned for the story to get its early energy from Emily Edwards, a young, spunky mountain woman.  She’s the granddaughter of a deceased moonshiner who reportedly buried his illegal gains on Sunset Peak Mountain, where Emily now lives with her floppy-eared coonhound, Rufus. Attractive and petite with flowing blond hair, Emily’s appearance doesn’t reflect her self-reliance and toughness.

Suspense not only builds around the unsolved murder of Sunset Peak’s mayor, Hank Richards, but also around Emily and her ongoing battle with treasure hunters, convinced she possesses a map to her grandfather’s rumored fortune.

Emily and James Wolsey, her brave, well-meaning boyfriend, continue to find themselves entangled in danger and at the center of the book’s tension.  More often than not, it is Emily who rises to the challenge.  It’s my hope readers become immersed in the threats facing the young couple, and by the end of the story, are as captivated as I am by Emily.

Click HERE to learn more about At the River’s Edge.

*Emily’s Image from Pixabay

4 thoughts on “Do Authors Have Favorite Characters?

  1. CHARACTERS ONLY HOLD UP THE PAGES, IT’S THE PLOT, GETTING THE READER THINKING AT THE VERY START AND THEN KEEP HIM THINKING AND SHOCK THE READER WITH THE TWIST AT THE END. YES YOU NEED TO KEEP SOME CHARACTERS WITH EACH BOOK IN THE SERIES BUT IT’S THE WRITER’S THOUGHTS THAT MAKE OR BREAK A BOOK NOT THE CHARACTERS, CHINA

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