Thank you for stopping by to “Meet My Character”! And thanks to Sharon Skretting for inviting me. Through Sharon’s blog, Quest Teaching, she aims to integrate the art of story with technology and curriculum to enhance learning for the 21st century.
Pepper Connelly is the 12-year-old main character of my novel The Castle Blues Quake, a story about ghosts and friendship for ages 8+. Please read on to learn more about Pepper and the story.
1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Pepper Connelly is a fictional character.
2) When and where is the story set?
The story takes place in my town: Santa Cruz, CA
3) What should we know about him/her?
Pepper has just moved to Santa Cruz from New York City. She’s somewhat introverted, so she doesn’t make friends easily. Her parents are chefs, so she likes to cook with them. She also has a secret dream to be a songwriter, and she keeps a notebook where she writes rhyming words and lyrics, and does sketches.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Pepper is lonely after leaving her best friend behind in New York City. Because of the distance, their friendship begins to dwindle, and Pepper is longing for a good friend in her new town. That’s when she slowly starts making friends with and getting close to a boy, Corey, she finds hiding out in the backyard shed. Unknown to her, the boy is actually a ghost. The conflict rises as she gets closer to him, and he knows he’ll someday soon have to “crossover” and leave her behind. He is waiting to make contact with his grandfather, Boppie, one last time, but he tells Pepper he needs to find Boppie before social services puts him in a foster home.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Pepper’s personal goal is to find a friend in her new town. She becomes friends with Corey and agrees to help him find his grandfather, but secretly is worried that once he’s found, Corey will leave with him, and Pepper will lose another friend.
6) What is the title of this novel, and can we read more about it?
The title is The Castle Blues Quake. You can read more about it on my website https://lindacovella.com/the-castle-blues-quake/ where you can read an excerpt.
You can watch the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxjewKDOoAs
You’ll also find information on my Amazon page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Covella/e/B00MBR9II0
Please visit Sharon Skretting and Diane Rapp to meet their characters and learn more about them and their writing:
Meet Sharon’s Character: http://questteaching.com/wordpress/2014/09/26/introducing-captain-christopher-faramund/
Her book: The Ultimate Treasure Quest I : The Jewel of Peru Amazon: http://amzn.to/1bBcnox
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And her other books at: www.quicksilvernovels.com