Wolf Girl Wednesday: Minor Characters

Every book has them–they’re the characters that show up infrequently (or randomly in the background of scenes as the main character passes through and waves and says hi to them), but they help to shape the main character or to move the story along.  Today, I’ll introduce you to a few of Wolf Girl’s standout background characters.

Isolde Grimhilt–Isolde owns the trailer park where Ansley lives.  She’s HUGE, she’s no-nonsense, she loves dogs, and will watch Lacey whenever Ansley is…indesposed.  I love writing Isolde, she says things I’d love to say to people but am too polite to actually say out loud.  She’s the last of her and her husband’s families, and has been running Happy Acres Trailer park by herself since her husband’s death about 10 years ago.

Saxa Fear–named for one of my favorite teen horror settings (Fear Street!), she’s Ansley’s co-worker and self-proclaimed boss at the local post office.  She takes the “easy” jobs of the in-town route and working the counter, but Ansley doesn’t mind, because it allows her to be outside and to check on Lacey at lunchtime.  She annoys the crap out of Ansley, but with being out of the post office for 90% of her workday, Saxa only gets a chance to boss her around at the beginning and end of the days.

Tabithinia Clark–She woudldn’t look out of place on the back of a Harley motorcycle, but she and her husband own and manage the Falcon Roost, the only motel in Falcon Springs.  She comes off as motherly, but mostly she’s just bored and happy to have someone to talk to.  The motel doesn’t get much buisness.

Dr. Lathrop–Dr. Lathrop makes his appearance after Ansley is attacked by the mystery creature.  His name is a vague reference to Back to the Future.  He’s Ansley’s doctor, and Cassie finds him incredibly attractive.

I’m also going to give you a snapshot of a character I created one night while at a Write-In at a local Panera Bread.   A guy walked in, and he just BEGGED to be put into my novel and, well, killed off messily.  Unfortunately, at the point I was in in the book, I didn’t have a spot for him, so I wrote up a sticky note about him, then promptly forgot to add him into the novel later on when I had a spot.  Sad, because it would have been so much fun to kill this guy off…Maybe he’ll make in apperance in Wolf Girl 2:  Untitled!

Maximillion “Maxie” Duncan–6’3″, with slightly long and curly black hair.  He wears a black leather jacket on top of a grey long sleeved shirt with a HOOD (and yes, that does look as bad as it sounds), dark jeans with frayed cuffs, and black and white converse tennies.  He almost has that…50s greaser look to him, and his pale skin, dark eyes, and dark hair make him look almost italian/irish.  You can tell just by looking at him, he thinks he’s the best thing to hit the planet since sliced bread…but just comes off as a gigantic tool.

It was Maxie’s destiny to meet a wolf at some point and get himself mauled to death.  I wish I’d remembered to put him in the book!



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