A tiny wee bonus blog post this week as I’ve been tagged by Laura E James to carry on a little blog hop all about our main characters. Thank-you Laura, and let’s all say ‘Hello’ to Trix from Sweet Nothing. I mean, don’t actually say ‘Hello’ out loud whilst you’re reading. She’s a fictional character, which is just one of many many reasons that that would be weird.
What is the name of the main character? Is she real or fictitious?
She’s called Trix and she’s fictitious. I’ve already told you that. Really, it’s almost like these are preset questions and there isn’t actually an interviewer sitting beside me hanging on my every word.
When and where is the story set?
Sweet Nothing is set in York around about now. I lived in York for four years and grew up not far away in Scarborough so it’s a city I know pretty well. The fictional Trix went to university there, like me, and, unlike me, never quite managed to leave.
What should we know about her?
Trix is great. She’s the sort of woman you’d want as your best mate. Caring. Intelligent. Funny. Borderline alcoholic.
She loves books, and cake, and wine, and her friends, and marmitey toast, which are all the main important things that one ought to love in life.
What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?
I’m sorry but if I tell you that I’m pretty much telling you the whole story of the book! OK – I’ll tell you this. Trix is pretty sorted in most areas of her life, but she’s not the best at romance. She’s not a sad chick lit singleton though. There’s not a lot of moaning about failed relationships into her pinot going on for Trix, not least because that would slow down the drinking of the pinot and suggest a worrying lack of focus.
She gets on fine with men. She has lots of male friends. There’s just one in particular that might be the problem. Hello Ben Messina.
What is Trix’s goal?
I think the achievement of a diet based solely on wine and marmitey toast. It’s a goal she’s not that far off achieving.
So if you like the sound of Trix, you can find out more about her by reading the book:
And now it’s my turn to tag two more
innocent victims willing participants in the ‘Meet my main character’ blog hop. Next up are the brilliant and lovely Janice Preston – her debut novel, Mary and the Marquis will be out in July – and my equally wonderful fellow-ChocLiteer, Berni Stevens. As well as writing her own novels, Berni also designs all the Choc Lit covers so she’s responsible for the rather excellent redness above. Look out for their posts next week.