Posts Categorized: Characters

Interview with a Spook

I walk down Sweeps Alley, a small slip of paper in my hand until I find the right place. I am excited to be here, but also a little nervous. Based on what I’ve read, the Black Quarter isn’t the safest place, even in the daylight. The door is weathered and nondescript, the handle scratched… Read more »

Pirates

Pirates. They are compelling in fiction. We love them. We root for them. We want to see them succeed. We want to see them redeemed. What is it about pirates? Perhaps it is the swashbuckling, swaggering way they walk through their stories, with confidence and aplomb we perhaps wish we had. Maybe it is that… Read more »

Interview with a Prince

Today I have the great privilege of sharing with you a conversation I had with Prince Vian a few weeks ago — after I had to track him all over the countryside! My goodness, that was a difficult feat, but I kept missing him and his companions. Vian is a character in J.L. Mbewe’s “The Hidden… Read more »

Names and Research

Today we’re continuing with answering questions that you have asked about Stone Curse and the Five Enchanted Roses contest. How did you come up with names for your characters? I get asked this a lot. I do quite a bit of searching for names, because I like my characters’ names to have meanings that reflect something… Read more »