Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ask Andrew - Characters

Dear Andrew

Are the experiences of your characters based on any of your own or people that you know?


Dear Dawn

Sometimes early on I used some of my own experiences and people I met in my characters.  One prime example is Eli from Love Means... No Shame.  He came out of a visit to an Amish Bakery that I made when I was in high school.  Now I have to say that a lot of Len's back story from Love Means... Courage comes form my own High School experience and I used some of my friends at the time as models for some of the other characters.  

I will tell you that the characters I based my closely on myself ate probably Tom from Master of the Revels, my first story ever, and Geoff from Love Means... No Shame.  However I did include some of my early interests in my books including antiques, hence Tyler from The Best Revenge.  As an author I put some of myself in every book.  Its just that in some cases, I add more.  

Hugs and Love

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