Saying Goodbye to Characters

When I set out to write about Mina Marley I had a set idea about how many books there would be and where I would take it, but out of all my characters I’ve ever written these ones have had so much of a life of their own. For example the series was originally called Micka and Me and was going to be solely about Mina and Micka’s love story, but by book three and the start of four, I began to realise that the title was a mis-sell. The story was developing and Mina was taking control of the story and it became  all about her journey so I renamed the series The Mina Marley Chronicles.

Now I’m well on the way with book five, this should have been the final one with one spin off., but not the Supton clan want a sixth book and it seems to be a popular decision. So, just as I was getting ready to say goodbye to characters they are not done with me yet, which I don’t mind.



About deborahcfoulkes

I was born and bred in the Yorkshire market town of Selby, which is lucky enough to have an historic abbey church at its centre, also being a 30 minute car drive to famous York, I use every bit of that history to create new worlds. My degree is in History and English Lit, but my leaning is towards history. I have a fascination with the Tudors and I’ve been told by a University tutor, I have an unhealthy liking for Henry VIII. That said my area of expertise study wise is Matthew Hopkins and the so called witches of the 1600’s. Books have been a part of my life as far back as I can remember and I count Stephen King, James Herbert and the Brothers Grimms as my literary heroes. I have a fondness for the macabre and a weakness for the antagonist of any story. By day, I work in a public library and by night or days off, I am hitting the keys of my lovely blue laptop

Posted on April 22, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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