Hi everyone! I was invited to participate in this blog hop by Pamela Turner.
You can read her post here: http://www.pamela-turner.com/2014/08/meet-my-characters-blog-hop.html
First, here's a bit of info about Pamela Turner:
Pamela Turner drinks too much coffee, and wishes she could write perfect first drafts. Influenced by shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, and Twilight Zone, she writes paranormal suspense. Publications include the short novels Death Sword, a finalist in the Chanticleer Book Reviews’ Blue Ribbon Paranormal Awards 2013, Exterminating Angel (both from Kensington Publishing’s Lyrical Press imprint), and The Ripper’s Daughter (BlackWyrm Publishing). Her short, dark suspense story, “Family Tradition”(MuseItUp Publishing), was a finalist in the EPIC 2014 EBook Awards, and her short screenplay “Cemetery” placed second in The Writers Place Short/Teleplay screenplay competition. She’s a member of RWA, Sisters in Crime, EPIC, and a supporting member of HWA. Besides coffee, she likes cats, cemeteries, and old abandoned buildings. You can find her at http://pamelaturner.net
Thanks, Pamela, for the invitation!
The name of my fictional character is Gemma Mayfield, from “Black Cats and Ballet Slippers.”
When and where is the story set?
This story takes place in present day. Gemma spends most of her time at Middleton Middle School, at home, or at dance class.
What should we know about him/her?
Gemma loves ballet! She lives with her parents and little sister, Becky. She also has a black cat named Mungo. Gemma wishes she could have a good hair day once in a while.
What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Gemma is convinced that her teacher, Ms. Pruett, is a witch. Gemma thinks that Ms. Pruett is casting spells on kids at her school. She gets especially worried when her crush, Trevor, has a huge spell cast on him.
What is the personal goal of the character?
Gemma is determined to save Middleton Middle School from witchcraft! Especially since she would like to have Trevor safe and sound so he can take her to the Halloween Dance.
Is there a working title for this novel and can we read more about it?
The title of this book is “Black Cats and Ballet Slippers,” from MuseItUp Publishing. Here is a blurb:
Gemma Mayfield feels like middle school is a lot to bite off and chew. School, ballet classes, and planning on how to get Trevor Davis to ask her to the Halloween Dance are a tough balancing act. On top of that, Gemma is convinced that her science teacher, Ms. Pruett, is a witch.
When things start getting fishy at school, Gemma knows that Ms. Pruett is behind it all! Students are getting spells placed on them and start to go missing. Gemma and her best friend, Izzie, vow to stop Ms. Pruett from doing any more damage. Will they be able to save Middleton Middle School from witchcraft?
MuseItUp Publishing: https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/now-available-in-ebook/black-cats-and-ballet-slippers-detail
Next on the Meet My Characters Blog Tour will be Sheri Chapman!
Sheri Chapman lives in southwest Missouri with her husband, four of their eight combined children, and their many pets. Pomeranians are a special love of Sheri's. She raises them as part of her obsessions.
Sheri currently is a high school teacher in Missouri Public Schools (Ozark). She works with freshman English students and students with mild disabilities. She graduated from Missouri State University with Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Then, thinking she wanted to go into administration, obtained a second Master's and a Specialist Degree from Lindenwood University. After playing with her fluffy cotton balls (Poms), Sheri's career goals changed from becoming a principal to Pomeranian-raising. Her new ambitions include retiring early (in five years) to write books and raise Pomeranians.
Sheri enjoys many things in life. Aside from reading and writing, she enjoys jogging with friends, watching sporting events of her children's, jewelry making, drawing, Face Booking, and many more things. She loves hanging out with friends and doing things in nature. Floating is a special love.
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