OK I’ve been tagged by fellow author Maria Savva to take part in this blog-tour, about the main-character from one of my novels.
The character I have chosen is Miranda T Warren, from Taromancer.
1. Tell us a little about this main character. Is she fictional or a historic person?
Miranda is a forty-something single woman who lives alone with only her cat Nixie for company. To supplement her income from her not particularly well-paid job she works as a Tarot reader – a profession with which she is becoming increasingly disenchanted. Miranda is a strictly fictional character, although I do put a lot of my own words into her mouth.
2. When and where is the story set?
Modern day England, mostly in Miranda’s home-town which I left unspecified but for the fact that it is relatively near London.
3. What should we know about her?
Miranda was raised a Christian but lost her faith roundabout the same-time her mum died, when she was a child. In her teens she turned to paganism. Now however she is at a spiritual cross-roads – seeking idealism, but not sure how or where to find it.
4. What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?
Her long-time frustrations about how her life has been diverging from what it ought to be come to a crisis point one fateful evening, when she finds herself staring over the edge of a bridge into the river beneath… As it happens, a crazy old man saves her from herself, and persuades her that to solve her problems she ought to go on a Spiritual Quest, which turns out to be even more radical than she ever expected.
5. What is her personal goal?
Her quest to re-kindle her interest in the Tarot comes to represent her quest for spiritual wholeness, and closure on all the negative issues in her life.
6. What are the titles of your novels, and where can we read more about them?
(The Demon Detective and other stories)
A Fairy Story By Any Other Name
and Taromancer, which is a stand-alone novel in its own right. I also have written several short-stories and a novella in the “Demon Detective” series.
Full details can be found on my website: http://solascendans.com
The books themselves are all available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/alexsumner
7. When can we expect your next book to be published?
I have several WIPs – probably later this year.
OK, Tag time!
I may be taking a liberty in catching them unprepared, but nevertheless I’d like to shout out some authors I admire: