In today’s blog post, you, my good readers, will be taken on a tour to meet my main characters. Before we embark on this tour, I’d like to thank Jennifer K. Marsh who tagged me in her “Meet My Main Character Blog Tour” post which you can find here. Now, buckle your seatbelts because this tour is about to begin!
Q1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
I have several main characters from several novels, but for this post, I’ve chosen Snow and Finley from Snow. Both of them are fictional characters.
Q2) When and where is the story set?
The story is set in the future, and it’s supposed to be a pretty near future at that. Snow starts out in Snow’s hometown of Northolt. It’s a small arctic town at the very top of the world. The rest of the book takes place in a city called Fall’s Hill where she is taken to train. At one point, Snow goes to a South American town called Reino de la Mar.
Q3) What should we know about him/her?
For Snow, the most important thing that you should know about her is that she is Katari. The Katari are a race of “super humans” so to speak who can control nature. The first thing from nature they touch after they are born is what they have power over for the rest of their lives. Snow first touched snow, so that’s her power. Physically, Snow has blonde hair and blue eyes. Personality wise, she’s spunky and knows how to keep a brave face on even when she’s scared on the inside.
For Finley, he’s human. The most important thing to know about him is that he is perfect and always right. Well, at least he thinks he’s perfect. He starts off as a know-it-all, arrogant jerk. By the end, he realizes that he does actually make mistakes, and he doesn’t know it all. He has brown hair and green eyes.
Q4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Although there is plenty of conflict between Snow and Finley, and then Snow and the government authorities, the main conflict for Snow is within herself. At the beginning of the novel, she believes what her dad says about the government always lying. When she learns that Finley is actually telling the truth about her power, she doesn’t know what to think. Her long held beliefs are challenged, and she has to learn to think for herself. I can’t say any more because it would totally spoil the novel. Let’s just say by the end of the novel, she’s chosen her own way. What messes up her life isn’t a spoiler at all. It’s when Finley comes to her village and kidnaps her.
For Finley, his main conflict is internal as well. He becomes way too attached to Snow and eventually has to make a choice because of that. What messes up his life is, in part, his kidnapping of Snow, but also there’s a subtle moment when he realizes that he thinks of Snow as something much, much more than just another one of his students.
Q5) What is the personal goal of the character?
For Snow, it’s to survive training and return to her father and her home in the arctic.
For Finley, it’s to survive Snow’s training. 😉 All Finley wants is to train Snow and move on with his life.
Q6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The book is called Snow. Right now, you can’t read more about it. When I have a bit more edited you’ll see it up on the blog, so stick around! 🙂
Q7) When can we expect the book to be published?
I really don’t know if it will ever be published. Right now, I’m just trying to edit it and see what happens from there. Of course, I’d love to see it published, but I don’t know if that is realistic.