Welcome to the Meet My Character Blog Tour! Thanks to M. Ruth Myers for inviting me to play along. Over on her blog, we met her character Maggie Sullivan. She tagged me to answer questions next, so here goes!
For the questions below, we’ll focus on how they relate to Jess Kimball in Flight 12.
1) What is the name of your character? Is she a fictional or a historic person?
Jessica “Jess” Kimball is an investigative journalist for Tabboo Magazine. She’s fictional, but if you had to compare her to a historic person, think Dominick Dunne — except with curly blond hair. 🙂 Like Dominck Dunne, Jess is an advocate for victims’ rights because of a personal tragedy that shoved her in that direction.
2) When and where is the story set?
Modern-day Dallas, Texas, Winter Park, Florida and New York City, New York.
3) What should we know about her?
Jess is a runner. She works out her problems on the track. But her physical endurance is nothing compared to her emotional stamina. She’s been hurt before, when she was a teenager, and she’s determined to protect as many other innocent victims as possible.
4) What is the goal of the character in Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller?
Her goal is to break up what appears to be an international kidnap-for-ransom plot… but things aren’t always what they seem.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Jess Kimball’s son was kidnapped 15 years ago. Her relentless efforts to find him is the motivating factor behind almost everything she does.
6) Where can we read more about Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller?
Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller is a part of an ongoing project by New York Times Bestsellers The Twelve. What makes the project really cool is that after each member of The Twelve publishes his or her thriller (and a new one comes about just about once a month, give or take), the readers will collaborate with us to create an epilogue involving characters from all 12 books. It’s loads of fun already imaging what will happen!
You can read more about the project here: http://thetwelvexii.com/flight-12/
7) Will Jess Kimball ever find her son Peter?
I don’t know! That’s the fun of writing the series for me. I write for the same reason I read — to find out what happens! So come along with me and we’ll see where everything eventually ends up!