Welcome to Meet My Character! – the author blog tour where you get to learn something about a character in one of my latest or upcoming novels, as well as characters in books of other authors.
Thank you to the awesomely fun Kasey Lane for the tag. Be sure to check out her rockin’ website.
What is the name of your character?
Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
When and where is the story set?
The story takes place in a mental institution, in a universe that is similar to ours, with some key exceptions. Some people have the ability to manipulate the world with magic. Others can see events that happen in the future. But the rest of them? They’re just regular boring old humans like us. Judging by the technology, this universe is at least a few generations into the future compared to ours.
What should we know about him/her?
Mitch is a 16-year-old Magic and has spent the last several years in Safe Haven Mental Institute. He’s part of a small percentage of Magics who find themselves mentally injured due to their abilities.
What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Mitch wants to go home, especially after his Precog doctor accidentally reveals that Mitch will never be medically cleared to leave Safe Haven. In order to escape the Precogs that run Safe Haven, he’ll need the help from the mysterious new patient, Kyle. Together, the boys discover the Institute might be a more dangerous place than they ever imagined.
What is the personal goal of the character?
On a personal level, Mitch struggles with his sanity. Is he really crazy? His gut tells him the only way to figure out he truth about himself is to get far away from Safe Haven.
Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The working title is Safe Haven, and it’s planned to be the first book of a series. It’s still in “revising the first draft” stage, and the story is still growing, so I haven’t talked about it very much yet. I wrote a little about it here, but that’s about it.
When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published?
My original goal was March 2015, but that may change depending how the rest of the series plays out.
Who’s next on the blog tour?
Matthias Williamson has always had characters in his head. There were times when he was little when he couldn’t go to sleep because there was too much talking going on. He finally stopped one day and started writing what the characters were saying, and stories emerged. Finally, he’s finishing the stories.