Helen Braeburn isn't a very happy woman when you meet her at the beginning of Going Through the Change. She's 63 years old, fairly recently divorced, mildly estranged from her grown daughter, overweight, lonely, and her feet hurt. On top of that, she's having hot flashes that make her physically miserable.
"Sometimes, Helen felt like she had spent her whole life waiting to be “old enough” and then had crossed over into “too old” without finding out what it was she had been waiting for."
Then, something strange happened. Helen found that she could project her internal heat outwards. She could make fire. At first, she didn't even believe it herself. That condo fire was not her fault! Then she was excited by what she could do. When she met up with Dr. Liu …well, let's just say that Dr. Liu was gasoline to her fire.
|Helen, as drawn by +Charles C. Dowd|
I'm glad I followed her, because she took me on quite a ride. I hope my readers enjoy reading her as much as I enjoyed writing her.
This posting is part of the A to Z blogging challenge, in which bloggers undertake to post every day in April, excepting Sundays, which amounts to 26 postings, one for each letter of the alphabet--preferably along a theme. My postings will all be about my debut novel and my experiences writing it and seeing it published.
Blogging A to Z is a great opportunity to connect with some excellent bloggers and interesting people. I encourage you to check out other participating blogs, too!
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I have to say, as I was reading the synopsis, I did not expect the twist of hot flashes turning into a superpower! This sounds so cool! (Or should I say hot?)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. I've really enjoyed writing these books!Delete
She sounds like a great character - some of the best are the ones who know their own mind aren't they. Always fun to find out where they want to go :).ReplyDelete
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Definitely--that's when they become real.Delete
Characters will surprise you and take over. Every book I write someone elbows and bites and kicks and claws their way for more face time.ReplyDelete
The good ones can be bossy!Delete
She sounds like a lot of fun! I'm sure tons of women are going to love her story.ReplyDelete
It's a gift to make menopause entertaining in anyway. ;)
Thanks. I hope I find readers who enjoy it!Delete
Nice to meet Helen. I like the way you are introducing characters and parts of your book through the A to Z challenge SamanthaReplyDelete
Thanks. I'm glad it's not become tedious so far. :-)Delete
Helen is a great character. I hope your readers look at their "power surges" differently after they read the book.ReplyDelete
Hilarious! Did you do the illustrations as well.ReplyDelete