I was tagged by Matthew Cox in a game like Blog hop authors are doing about their favorite characters. Matt’s character, Althea, is in a book coming out next year. I’ve already read it, and she is really a great choice. You can’t help but love that girl.
My character is Alex, shown here on page three of my upcoming monthly superhero comic.
1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Alex Moore is a fictitious character. (Or his name has been changed to protect the innocent… I’ll never tell!)
2) When and where is the story set?
The story takes place in the present, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alex is a student at the University of Utah.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Alex has amazing and violent dreams. He realizes he can’t be killed in his dreams, only awakened. This leads him to become bold, fighting dangerous people and helping those in need. Spending his nights dreaming he’s a hero, he enjoys incredible adventures at only the cost of a little sleep
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Focusing on his dreams leaves him lost in his daily life. His girlfriend breaks up with him, he doesn’t do well in school, and his band members bug him about missing practices. By the time he figures out he’s somehow creating a physical projection in the waking world, his enemies figure it out, too.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Alex wants to help people. He wants to do something important for the world, more than just take up space in it.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
It’s not a novel, it’s a monthly comic book– SUNDOWN!
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
We have the first issue finished, and it’s in the process of being submitted to several independent comic publishers. *Fingers crossed!* Best case scenario, one of them will contract it and the series will hit comic book shops around the country in six months to a year.
To continue the game, I’m tagging my fellow Space Balrogs! D.J. Butler, David West, Craig Nybo, and Jason King