Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meet My Character Blog Tour

I was tagged in the Meet My Character blog tour by Debra Erfert, author of the fantastic, Relative Evil!(If you haven't picked that one up, yet, you should!)

Here's the six questions I was asked to answer about my new novel, Ring Around the Rosie.

Where does your story take place?

The story starts out in Hartford, Connecticut, where the Hostage Negotiation team is based.  It does move to New York and Boston, however, as the story progresses.

What is the name of your character? Is he/she historical or fictional?

Captain Ron Reed is definitely a fictional character, but there is a funny story about his name.  When I was writing All Fall Down, I couldn't figure out a name for the Captain so I used my brother-in-law's name as a placeholder and then ended up leaving it in.  At the time I didn't think it would be a series and that I'd be writing a story about him, but here we are! Thankfully, my brother-in-law is a good sport.

What should we know about him?

Ron Reed is dedicated to his job.  He's seen a lot of the seamy side of life with his job, but he still has a positive outlook on life. He's experienced loss in his personal life, but still believes in love.  He's a good person put in an impossible situation.

What is the main conflict? What messes up his life?

Well, a man from the Captain's past shows up and holds him hostage, along with his entire team and his ex-wife.  All he wants is revenge and so he forces Ron to bargain for the life of everyone he cares about. It's definitely emotional and frustrating for everyone involved.

What is the personal goal of the character?

To save those he loves and stop the attacks from going any further.

When can we expect the book to be published?

RING AROUND THE ROSIE was released on July 25th and can be purchased through Amazon HEREand from and for your Barnes & Noble Nook HERE

I tag JORDAN McCOLLUM the author of I, Spy. If you haven't picked up her books, you should!


Debra Erfert said...

I didn't know you used your brother-in-law's name. I've used some of my family's names too. It's fun! And as long as I don't' make them bad guys…no, I like to make them bad guys sometimes, too. LOL!!

Thanks for playing along, Julie. Congratulations on your new book!!!

Jon Spell said...

Thanks for the trivia, too! =)

Speaking of characters and villains and inspirations...

Debra, have you seen any um, familial backlash from your novel getting published? I hope for your sake, life does not imitate art!

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Sometimes I want to make them bad guys . . . kidding, kidding. Maybe. haha!

Jon, I wondered the same thing! :)