Second Pocket Watch Blog Hop Character Spotlight

What’s the difference between a writer and a maniac? The voices in the writer’s head are called characters.

*a pause for laughter*

*awkward silence ensues*

Anyway, today’s blog post is all about characters, brought to you once again by The Pocket Watch, a group of writers causing fictional mischief. In this blog hop, we’re shining a spotlight on a few of the voices–characters–in our heads. Without further ado: say hello to my Pocket Watch pals!

Hector Kopczynski shines a light on the shadowy, enigmatic Agent Gray. A spy in the midst of a cold war, at the decline of his career, Agent Gray knows too many secrets to retire on a beach in the Bahamas. But he’s not about to go gently into that good night.

Tasha O’Connor gives us some rare insight into the woman known as La Shaliyah. Haunted by a dark past and shrouded in mystery, La Shaliyah moves between worlds with ease, acting as a guide for a young woman searching for her lost love.

In a dark corner of Pittsburgh, Kate Whitaker introduces us to Rick, one of the nicest demon hunters you’ll ever meet. He’s a member of the colorful cast of characters featured in her series Monsters of Pittsburgh. She’ll discuss the inspirations behind his character.

Somewhere by the sea, Amelia Bishop is interviewing Vinny, a water witch, and his lover Salil, a sexy Fae, the stars of her recently published novel Water Witch. The chemistry between them sparks so hot, even a water witch might catch fire.

Speaking of fire–phoenix fire, that is–Jeanne Marcella gives us some in-depth insight into the making of the fantasy world featured in her transgressive, dark fantasy series Seasons of the Phoenix. She’s explaining the symbolic significance of the phoenix, and how they function in her universe.

That’s all for now, folks. Until next time, we’re…The Pocket Watch!


10 thoughts on “Second Pocket Watch Blog Hop Character Spotlight

  1. ameliabishop says:

    Aw, nice.
    I haven’t read all of this story, so I am better acquainted with Jude as an adult than as a young man, but this excerpt makes a lot of sense to me. He always has this humanity to him, even when he’s doing some horrible things, which I always think comes from him totally understanding the depth of what he is doing. He kills, but it isn’t a light thing he does without thought, he knows exactly how bad it is. It’s not that he regrets doing it, he just doesn’t downplay it’s significance. So this is a nice excerpt because we can kind of see that forming in him, which is cool.

  2. Jeanne Marcella says:

    The underlying tension of what their father is shaping them into has always been a wall between them, and draws you it. Jude trying to hang onto his humanity is the biggest challenge.

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