Introducing my Characters
To make the top of my ‘best books ever’ list, the characters have to shine. They have to reach out from those black and white pages and wrap their arms around me, pulling me so deep into the story that I can’t put the book down until it’s finished.
That’s also my goal for my own stories. I want characters that will stick with the reader long after the final word has been read. Characters that call the reader back to the book time after time. I know I haven’t perfected my characters yet, but with each rewriting and each new story, I hope my characters are growing stronger.
So let me introduce you to my hero and heroine from the story I finished last summer, Autumn’s Grace.
Meet Hailey Harper Williams. She’s a farm girl who couldn’t wait to leave the small town life for something bigger and more exciting. The only problem? The big city wasn’t quite as fun as she expected and her husband was busy climbing the political ladder. A trip home turns tragic and Hailey is left to deal with the loss, pain and guilt her father heaps on her. Paying restitution is more important than anything, right? Even if the cost is a failed marriage, Hailey hopes that someday her father will forgive her.
Trey Williams. His love of politics has taken him to Washington D.C. and a good job with a Senator. While he was busy following his dream, his marriage suffered. He never expected that Hailey wouldn’t return after her weekend trip home, but one accident changed everything. He shouldn’t have to change his life, should he? Hailey knew when they got married that he wanted a life in politics. But he’s always loved Hailey and a future together might be worth fighting for.
Thanks for meeting these special people. Over the two years it took to write this story Hailey and Trey became my best friends! I know their good points and their huge flaws. I’ve laughed with them, cried with them and I’ve told them to figure out their own problems! They aren’t perfect, but I think they’re pretty likeable and hopefully, if this story ever gets published, you’ll agree!