Author JL Gaynor invited me to participate in a character blog roll for my most recent work in progress. It is a romance novel about a small town motocross rider who is hired as a stunt double for a famous actress in Hollywood. Here are some interesting tidbits about this character.
1). What is the name of your character, and is he/she fictional or a historical person?
Answer: Aspen Kennedi is a fictional character, but one that many of us can relate to and love.
2). When and where is the story set?
Answer: The story is set in present day. The story begins in Christmas Valley, Oregon, where Aspen lives and tends to the family farm with her hardworking father. When Hollywood calls upon her to be a stunt double for a big movie star, she agrees to spend several months living in a trailer near the movie set.
3). What should we know about him/her?
Answer: Aspen is eighteen(-ish), athletic, and a gifted motocross rider who is asked by a top movie director and a top movie producer to work as a stunt double for a famous actress named Wren Emerson.
Having lost her mother and unborn baby brother during a birth complication when Aspen was only seven, her bond to her father has grown and become unbreakable over the years. Due to her small town upbringing, she is pretty naïve about the world, but is willing to do anything and everything she can for her home and family—no matter the cost.
4). What is the main conflict, and what messes up his/her life?
Answer: The family farm Aspen and her father call home is going into foreclosure. In order to help save their home, she must leave the place she loves most to spend several months in Los Angeles with people who don’t always have her best interests in mind.
5). What is the personal goal of the main character?
Answer: To save the family farm from foreclosure. As the story progresses, Aspen finds herself attracted to Wren, the famous actress for whom she acts as a stunt double. She must now try to stay focused on saving the farm, and somehow nurture this budding relationship with Wren; for her love for both runs deep in her heart.
6). Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
Answer: The title is Aspen’s Stunt. You can read more about it here on my website as I will be adding more and more news as it gets closure to being published.
7). When can we expect the book to be published?
Answer: Aspen’s Stunt is slated to be published this Fall 2014. COMING SOON!
A big thank you to JL Gaynor for tagging me. You can visit her Character Roll Blog here and while you’re there, check out some of her other wonderful blogs.
Thank you for reading.
–Author Heather Rose Jones — Follow her on Twitter @heatherosejones – Author of historic/fantasy adventure … with lesbians! Also, total geek for historic textiles/clothing, linguistics, historic cooking, and much more.
Authors, if you would like to participate in this character blog tour, please feel free to tag yourself so we may learn more about your upcoming projects.