Meet My Main Character Blog Tour
On this blog tour you’ll meet the main characters in my new novel, Once Upon a Crime. This novel has two main characters. And the story is told from both points of view.
1. What is the name of your main character? Is s/he fictional or a historic person?
My characters are fictional. Meet executive administrative assistant to the president of Longbourne and Payne Consolidation, Charlotte Ross. And her best friend, dubious globe-trotter and mystery author, Jane Marshall.
When and where is the story set?
The story takes place in the present, in the small hamlet of Raven’s Caw, Michigan, where Charlotte’s Aunt Nettie lives. The town is rich with quirky, small-town personalities, who both aid and thwart the ladies in their quest to solve the mystery.
What should we know about her/him?
Charlotte Ross is devastated. Not only has her engagement been broken, but her heart is left in shreds by her adventure-chasing ex-fiancé. After nearly being killed in the previous novel, Masterpiece of Murder, Charlotte is ready for some quiet time. She needs to get away from the confusion that her life has become so she flees to her aunt’s house in Raven’s Caw, Michigan.
Joined by her mystery-writing friend, Jane Marshall, both are happy to spend the days reminiscing about Charlotte’s childhood summers spent in the area. Jane is exhausted from the success of her first two novels and the sleepy little town of Raven’s Caw is just what she needs for a rest.
What is the main conflict? What messes up her/his life?
Not everything is as it seems and before the friends have a chance to relax, they are pulled into a mystery from over a decade before. The past is definitely haunting the pair as they discover a link between a murder twelve years earlier and one that recently happened. While trying to wipe out memories of her ex-fiancé, Charlotte runs into her first love, who complicates her life with feelings she thought were long forgotten.
Pulled along on this roller coaster of mystery and emotion is Kenny, Charlotte’s attractive, Machiavellian cousin whose easy smile has captured Jane’s interest even after Charlotte has warned her not to get involved with him. Drawn in by the chance of a budding relationship, Jane is torn between her love of mystery and the man who could be so much more than a fun time.
What is her/his personal goal?
Charlotte wants to forget her ex-fiancé and find a new love, but will her past love be the real deal, or just a convenient diversion?
Before Jane can trust Kenny, she’s left to answer the one question that is bothering everyone. Is Kenny a murderer?
Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The title is Once Upon a Crime, and I will be writing more about it as the release date nears. Keep an eye on Goodreads. You’ll be able to enter the free giveaway I’ll be hosting there.
When can we expect the book to be published?
I just heard from my publisher. The release date for Once Upon a Crime is September 1st. I will blog more about the novel in the future.
Author Skye Taylor will be blogging about her main characters.
“I’m actually introducing the “Family” that is the series rather than a specific character. Camerons of Tide’s Way, NC: Jake, Ben, Meg and Will.”
Also, the week of June 30th:
Don’t miss author Richard Whitten Barnes, who will blog about one of the main characters in his new crime fiction novel, A Scent of Almond: http://www.richardwhittenbarnes.com/blog—throwing-stones.html