Sometimes the best characters are the most flawed characters. Being beautiful, smart, charming, clever, and skilled is all great, but real people aren’t perfect. And, usually, we love people more for their imperfections than anything else.
Would you rather read about a wealthy girl with beauty and smarts to spare, or one who, despite all the odds, keeps fighting?
In “To Kill a Wizard,” my main character, Rose, comes from a poor background. In so many ways, life has been unfair to her, but she never stops to pity her circumstances. Instead, she’s constantly searching for a way to better her situation and find a little happiness in life. And there’s something about that simple desire that made her come alive for me, that made writing her story all the easier.