Author Confessions Round 7

Author confessions day seven-How long have you been writing your WIP?

I started writing the Scrubs series eons ago, but never did anything with it. I wrote it for myself simply because I love to write. The last book in the series, the one I’m currently working on, I started writing five or six years ago. It took me four years to finish it. Once I was done with the final book, I sat on it for a while because I was working on cutting, revising, and cleaning up the other books in the series to get them ready for publication. I returned to this book in November of 2016, after I was done revising and editing the other three.

The Scrubs series has been a part of my life for the last twenty years. As excited as I am to be nearly finished with it, I’m a bit sad to say goodbye to the characters who have consumed my life for so many years. The good thing is I have other characters who are now speaking to me, begging me to tell their story.

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Meet the Characters – Part 12

The next character is Nathan’s other sister, and Lauren’s twin, Lacy.

Full name:  Lacy Nicole Hanson

Age: 15

Physical Description: chestnut brown hair, deep green eyes

Hometown:  Kirkland, WA

Family:  Has a twin sister named Lauren. Father’s name is Dr. Randal Hanson. Mother is Jane Hanson. Older brother, Nathan.

Education:  Currently attends Lake Washington High School.  Has had extensive dance training, including ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Performs with her high school dance team and at local dance festivals.

Career Goals: Wants to study choreography at the Barnard Dance School at Columbia University and be a choreographer

Hobbies:  water skiing, snow skiing

Favorite things:  dancing, shopping, sunbathing, snorkeling, listening to music, watching Dancing With the Stars, dance festivals, hanging out with her twin

Favorite Places: dance halls, the beach

Music Preference: dance/ club music

Relationship Status:  Single

Character traits:  Rebellious, strong-willed, and opinionated. Challenges authority and questions rules. Openly speaks her mind and tends to be argumentative. Often dresses in tight-fitting clothes. Flirtatious. Protective and has a “sixth sense” as far as her twin is concerned.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jane     Randy     Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Greg    Gabby   Mike    Nathan    Lauren    Roger    Max

Meet the Characters – Part 11

With the  release of book 3 in my series, Beyond the Hardwood, I would like to introduce you to two more characters you will meet in this book. The first is one of Nathan’s younger sisters, Lauren.

Full name:  Lauren Marie Hanson

Age: 15

Physical Description: brown hair, emerald green eyes

Hometown:  Kirkland, WA

Family:  Has a twin sister named Lacy. Father’s name is Dr. Randal Hanson. Mother is Jane Hanson. Older brother, Nathan.

Education:  Currently attending Lake Washington High School. Extensive vocal training, dance classes, and acting workshops. Performs in school plays, musicals, and local theatre productions.

Career Goals: Study acting at the Juilliard School in New York City and perform on Broadway.

Hobbies:  water skiing, snow skiing, swimming

Favorite things:  performing on stage, show tunes, musicals, poetry, classic literature, film noir movies, shopping, smoothies, sleepovers, singing in the shower, Shakespeare Festivals

Favorite Places: the theatre, the beach, art museums, shopping malls

Music Preference: show tunes

Relationship Status:  Single

Weaknesses: Panics and develops severe anxiety if feeling rushed or pressured

Character traits:  Modest, independent young woman with expensive taste. Confident on stage, but shy around unfamiliar people. Kindhearted and helpful toward others. Goal-oriented, determined, supportive of friends and family. Has a “sixth sense” as far as her twin is concerned.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jane     Randy     Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Greg    Gabby   Mike    Nathan    Lacy   Roger    Max

New Book Look

I am currently in the process of reformatting the interior of my books and revamping my book covers to make them look more like a series. Not only that, I’m also about to ditch my publisher and go solo, so I wanted a fresh start with a  new designer.  Love the direction we are going.

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