WRITING WITH SUMMER MEADOWS
What can I say about Summer Meadows, except...you can't help but love her. Ditzy, self-centered and head over heels (secretly of course) with Ethan Banning, the last thing she's interested in, other than fashion, is solving a crime. Until she digs up diamonds in her backyard. They're a girl's bestfriend, right? Summer owns a candy-store and the readers are elbow deep in chocolate as Summer sets off to capture a crook in Fudge-Laced Felonies.
In Candy-Coated Secrets, her big heart lands her smack-dab on the highway leading an elephant to the fairgrounds! And I don't want to spoil anything, but Summer's back in a big way next year with Chocolate-Covered Crime.
From the above blurbs, you can see how much fun spending time with Summer was. We became the closest of friends. Laughed and cried together. When her life was in peril, often because of Summer's misguided drive to help someone, I fretted with her and cheered.when she prevailed against the bad guy.
It was sad finishing the last and final book in Summer's trilogy. I felt I'd lost a friend. But I'm looking forward to making more with my next books. It's extremely important to get close to your characters. Know their likes and dislikes. Their favorite color. Whether they're a natural redhead or not. Digging deep to know their most secret desires. The character's become so real, you'd swear you could hear their heartbeat.
Writing with a close friend is such fun!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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