This is just a brief post to explain why I haven’t been posting!
Basically, my real life has taken over and I haven’t had much chance to create my recurring characters for my series!
However, I’ve just managed to create one profile (which I’ll post in a couple of days once I’m 100% happy with it), but I am still a long way off from writing the first book.
I will, however, try to keep this blog updated with my progress on my characters, and, as a preview for my next character, here is his inspiration!
My friend from university has released her first book, and I’d love to be able to do her a favour by getting her loads of readers! It’s available from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Here is the blurb from Amazon: After experiencing a terrible tragedy a young woman named Vida struggles helplessly against a never ending spiral of grief and despair. She soon begins to question her own sanity as strange and unexplainable things start to happen to her, and with the help of her partner Patrick she desperately seeks the answer to what these disturbing occurrences mean. As she embarks upon this journey she soon becomes aware that she is not only treading down a path of self discovery, but a path that will lead her to a terrible truth. A truth that has the power to either save or destroy her.
Please go buy it, we’ll both be eternally grateful!
Georgina and Joshua Mounsey are brother and sister.
Georgina is married to Charles Rosser in the first book, but over the course of the series will becom divorced from him.
Charles has a brother, Martin Rosser, who is married to Penny.
Penny and Martin Rosser have a daughter, Sarah.
Sarah Rosser is Charles’ niece, and Georgina’s niece-in-law.
Age: 47, born 17/10/1966.
British white male.
6’1 in height, weighing 63.5kg with a BMI of 18.
No health concerns.
His assets are that he is persistent, professional and cautious, but his flaws are that he is a perfectionist and is insecure about his sexuality and love in general.
He is gay.
He has a brisk gait and a northern voice.
His inspiration is Mark Gatiss, so he has ginger hair, green eyes and a moustache.
Has an above average IQ of 129, and is an ISTJ, which makes him a Guardian.
He is happiest when the criminal has been caught.
He is very open-minded.
He narrows his eyes and shrugs when he is confused, and has a habit of slipping in Sherlock and Doctor Who references into his conversations!
Family member is Adam Williams.
Friends are: Alex Bird, Charlotte Harvey, Charles Rosser, Joshua Mounsey and Mark Welham.
Colleagues include Georgina Mounsey.
Originates from Sedgefield.
Had a troubled childhood – his parents divorced when he was young, and his father has since disinherited him for being gay.
Highest degree is a Masters from Leeds University in Criminal Justice and Criminology.
Enjoys watching horror films.
Lives a middle class lifestyle.
Single at start of series.
He is a detective earning £31,032 per year.
A lot of this is to do with his childhood.
He wants to fall in love and hopes to finally accept his sexuality.
He fears that he’ll never fall in love, or be loved in return.
He vividly remembers what happened when his father disinherited him, and he resents his father for this.
His sense of humour includes sketch comedies, sitcoms, black comedies and comedy horror.
Uses a lot of quotes from BBC Sherlock and Doctor Who.
Eats prunes and cheesecake.
Wears Marks and Spencer’s, but buys his food from Sainsbury’s.
Works at the local police station.
Plays rugby and snooker.
Drinks sangria and lemonade.
Watches Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, MIsfits, James Bond films and Hammer Horror films.
Listens to S Club 7, Steps and Britney Spears.
Reads Alan Hollinghurst and Jeanette Winterson.
My chief detective, Georgina, is separating from her husband who owns the local American diner, and she is a frequent customer to the establishment (she goes there to discuss the case with her detective friend when they’re not getting anywhere with the clues/suspects).
What I want to know is, is it possible that she and her husband remain friends after the divorce?
Neither partner did anything particularly bad during the marriage, they just grew apart and their mutual interests no longer unite them.