by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Do my protagonists share my bad habits? Um, depends on which protagonist you're talking about.
Emma Whitecastle of my Ghost of Granny Apples series is tall, thin and blond with wall-to-wall common sense, money and beauty. When stressed, she exercises. It's her unflawed character and person that makes her flawed. Who in the hell is that nice and gorgeous in real life? But, yeah, I'll take that.
Then there's Granny Apples herself, a cranky outspoken ghost with a thin skin and an obsession with TV, particularly old crime shows. Ghost or not, now we're getting somewhere.
Then there is Odelia Grey, the star of my Odelia Grey mystery series. She's middle-aged, plus size, quirky, snarky and works as a paralegal.
DING. DING. DING. We have a winner.
Yep, Odelia Grey. She's my gal and I love her for it and in spite of it.