Thursday, October 6, 2011

YA Indie Carnival - Favorite Character

Thanks for joining the YA Indie Carnival sponsors for another week. Today, we are sharing the characters we most love to read or write about.

Allison Faith La Crosse of Warriors of the Cross is now - and always will be - my favorite character.  First and foremost, her physical characteristics mirror my daughter’s features.  When I think of and/or write about Allison La Crosse, my mind’s eye envisions my daughter.  For that reason, I love Allison, as if she were my second daughter.    

Beyond Allison’s likenesses with my daughter, I’ve created a protagonist whose compassion is so compelling that she cares more for others than she cares about herself.  Of course, this proves to be a debilitating flaw when it comes to her gifts since that same compassion makes her willing to take on the symptoms of the dying people she saves.  Almost killing her on more than one occasion.

In addition to beauty and compassion, I’ve embedded a tolerance so pure it is rare.  She loves everyone without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, etc.   After hoping and praying for a world of people with these very same individualities, there was little doubt my main characters would embody that which I crave.   

In the end, I like to think I’ve molded Allison into a role-model for young girls.  I hope they want to be like her enough to follow her lead, educate themselves, and show everyone the respect they deserve. 

**Galveston's Rainforest Cafe: Pictures of my lovely daughter.


Beyond The Veil: A Ghost Story Anthology released this week by Rachel Coles
 by Darby Karchut is a nominee for the 2011 Cybils Award (YA Fantasy)
Interviewing Kimberly Kinrade by Dani Snell

Don't forget to visit the other carnival participant's and see which characters are their favorite:
Patti Larsen Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, The Hunted Series and the Hayle Coven Novels
Courtney Cole Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also, she's a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Nicole Williams Author of Eternal Eden, and Fallen Eden. She is also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Fisher Amelie Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
Laura A. H. Elliott Author of Winnemucca and soon to be released 13 on Halloween
Amy Maurer Jones Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
Rachel Coles. Geek Mom. Book Reviewer Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms
T. R. Graves T.R. Graves: Author of Warriors of the Cross and soon to be released Guardians of the Cross
P.J. Hoover Author of Solstice, The Emerald Tablet, The Navel of the World, The Necropolis
Alicia McCalla Author of the upcoming science-fiction novel Breaking Free
Heather Cashman Author of Perception
Abbi Glines Author of Breathe, and the upcoming Existence and Vincent Boys
Cheri Schmidt Author of Fateful, Fractured, and Fair Maiden
Lexus Luke Author of Manitou, The Sky People Saga
Suzy Turner Author of December Moon and Raven
K. C. Blake Author of Vampires Rule, Werewolves Rule, and Crushed
Gwenn Wright Author of Filter
Kimberly Kinrade Author of Bits of You, Pieces of Me and Forbidden Mind
J.L. Bryan Author of Paranormals series - Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death
M. Leighton Author of Blood Like Poison Series, Wiccan, Caterpillar, Madly & Wolfhardt, and The Reaping