Friday, July 15, 2011

If you could be any character, who would you be and why?

HH-A A: Well, for the sake of argument, we’re going to make it a character from the Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series. In that case, I would say Lee Alvarez. I knew I wanted to write a mystery series with a human and likable protagonist, who had a few things going for her. Not perfect, but striving. I didn't want yet another protagonist who learned nothing, who was ostracized from those she loved, who owned one crummy black skirt and life was one, long penance. Lee Alvarez loves life. She’s funny and though she makes mistakes, she learns from them. Like most of us, she grows as she goes along. After all, life is what happens while you’re making other plans. Lee’s lucky to have strong familial support to see her through it all, even though they are often a pain in her jazzercised derriere.
If you mean any character from any book, that’s a lot tougher. Maybe Mame in Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis. She was a lady even the crash of ’29 couldn’t keep down. And she was always dying her hair a different color. I like that.

PB-A Hmm, I'd have to say Marie Logan from Bordering on Love. She's tough, self-reliant, with more than her share of flaws but she works hard to overcome obsticles and isn't afraid to be true to who she is. She's the kind of protaganist that makes you laugh, cry, get angry, feel sad  - because she's so willing to stay true to herself even if it means walking away from what she really wants.

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