Saturday, March 8, 2008

Meet the Characters day


I have always known that my book, Avenging Angel, if picked up by Hollywood would have to have Sandra Bullock play the lead role and Eddie Murphy play the supporting male. Her emotional journey in The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood was just exactly how my character is portrayed in the book, and Eddie’s flippant, wise-cracking donkey in Shrek is just sooooo Dwayne Brown from the book.

Shannon Wallace is the main character and protagonist in the book. Her sidekick, Dwayne Brown is her gay best friend, and oftentimes the bunched blanket in her saddle as they ride through this tale. The bad guy is the killer of Shannon’s former boss and boyfriend Rick Fine. And unfortunately, the killer knows one of her darkest secrets and uses it against her in the book. The secret, while dark to Shannon, will give the readers a laugh that will carry them to the end as they try to unravel the mystery.

One other character to mention is the detective investigating the murder. His name is Salvador Ramirez, and Shannon is a serious pain in his neck. Shannon, Sal, and Dwayne all went to college together, and this threesome will keep the reader giggling throughout the entire work.

My book is soon to be released from Enspiren Press and will be available at local booksellers as well as online. Readers and fans can find more about me or the book at the sites listed in the sidebar.


pat said...

Hi Kim
I have told Aaron-and you-that I'm not much of a mystery reader...I think I'm too "ADD" and so I have a hard time following the twists and turns and the clues! But when I meet folks such as you are willing to read and support MY brand of writing (not sure yet what that is!) I am moved to give yall a shot! I have just finished Aaron Lazar's Upstaged and LOVED it, bought Tremolo and Double Forte just a few days ago. And in that spirit of "authors helping authors", I am going to purchase Avenging Angel...try to get inside your head, too!I may become your Number 5 some day....who knows?!

Pat Fowler

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Kim, I can't wait to meet your characters when the book comes out - I'll be ordering it as soon as it's available!

Kim Smith said...

awww! you guys :) thanks!

Marta Stephens said...

I briefly met Shannon Wallace last year and was immediately drawn to her spunkiness. I can't wait to hold Avenging Angel in my hands! ;)