Once upon a time, when I was working on my first manuscript (the precursor to TWELVE STEPS)... Alaina Andersen, Andi's older sister and the main character in that first manuscript, got into a beligerent mood and stopped speaking to me. This sort of thing happens frequently to writers, as characters take on a life of their own. And most of us have a variety of creative ways to deal with stubborn characters. I realized I needed to understand her better, so I turned to her friends and classmates for help. A few of them responded, to give me their perspectives on Alaina...
Junior: Southbrook High School (Alaina's younger sister)
My wonderful older sister is completely lost.... Read more
Trumpet Section-Leader: Southbrook High School Marching Band