I hope everyone is staying cool this July! This month, all the gals here at Spellbound Scribes will be posting character-centric posts that exists in our book world.
In the Traveler’s Series, I not only have a strong primary cast of characters, but alternate versions of these characters. It can get kind of confusing, so I’ll just let you readers discover them for yourselves.
There is one character that stays the same, regardless of which reality it is.
It all started with the idea of having my two main characters meet for the first time in a public location. Originally, I had Etta and Cooper meet at a party, but that ended up not working with the storyline. So instead of a college kegger, a coffee shop it became.
After awhile, the coffee shop kind of became its own character in the story, with coffee itself playing a recurring role throughout the book (no doubt due to all the cappuccinos I drank while writing it). And while there’s no lack for coffee in the very real locale of Old Town Alexandria, I chose to make Battle Grounds a fictional coffee house.
In PARALLEL, Battle Grounds is the only place that remains the same in both realities. Traveling to an alternate reality can be pretty disorienting, so this is both a comfort and a constant for Etta. I have a feeling Battle Grounds will remain unaltered in the various other realities Etta travels to throughout the series.
And the logo? I came up with it when I wanted to come up with some super giveaway swag. The area of Old Town is both classic and eclectic, so I wanted something vintage and edgy, reflective of the type of scene you’d find in Old Town. There’s also another reason for the design. I totally love skulls, so I wanted to incorporate a little part of me into the logo.
Battle Grounds makes another appearance in PARADIGM (book 3), and no matter what timelines have been shifted, what reality my characters find themselves in, Battle Grounds will always remain a constant.
Who’s your favorite supporting character?