Saturday, April 14, 2012

Memories with the Letter M

The letter “M” in the A to Z blog challenge brings back (appropriately enough) fun Memories for me. Some of my favorite characters start with the letter M and I am happy to share a few of them with you in this post.

Margaret Morton is an elderly widow who was conned out of her life savings in Lifetime Loser. Every snake needs prey to devour and she is the unsuspecting victim in the smooth swindling of her entire estate. After the death of her husband, professional crooks forged the power-of-attorney document that led to accounts being completely cleaned out. The heirs to her state were left with a mess on their hands.  With the recent scandals such as Bernie Madoff's stealing of millions of dollars, altering the retirement plans for so many people, this is a tragedy to which too many people can relate.

Marcia is the backbone for the main character who runs throughout my novels. She is J Dub’s wife and she is solid for him through the pinnacle of his career and when he needs support as his dreams crumble in an instant. Her role is most prominent in Lifetime Loser but makes her presence known in all of my books. If people try to take advantage of her husband, Marcia can be very protective. Look out!

Perhaps the favorite name that came out of my head is MiSSuS CuLe BReeZe SiSTa GiNeLLe. She is a five-foot-tall ball of energy. This rapper got the promotional gig at Hoof and Bridle Park and did not miss the opportunity to make a name for herself. Dressed in hot pants and a blue jean vest and covered in sequins, her pipes brought patrons to the track time and again. Her first appearance is in Finish Line and she returns for more entertaining in Tuey’s Course.

Tomorrow is a day off in this efforts of bloggers to tour the alphabet, but I'll be back on Monday to start on the second half of this fun challenge!

James Ross
Author of Lifetime Loser, Finish Line, Tuey's Course, Opur's Blade, and Pabby's Score
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1 comment:

Laura S. said...

Hello, James! Thanks for sharing some of your favorite M characters. :) Hope you're having a great weekend and happy A to Z!!