Evangeline with the Burgundy Hair : Creating A Heroine

I am reposting a blog I wrote a few years ago. If you’re following my Facebook Author page you see I’ve been posting trivia about my new release Secrets & Charades. The last trivia factoid explained where I got the idea for Evangeline’s hair color. So, I thought I’d repost this blog to introduce her again to my readers. I’m trying to persuade her to let me interview her before the book releases. Next week I’ll repost how I created the hero Jake.

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Monday I shared how Jake the hero in my novel, Secrets and Charades came to be. Today I’d like to introduce the heroine by her most startling feature—her hair. How to describe Evangeline’s hair color was a challenge. I could picture it so clearly in my mind’s eye. A girl I went to high school with had the most beautiful red hair, but it wasn’t red like Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett. It was more…more burgundy. Evangeline is the heroine and strong-willed mail order bride to my determined cowboy Jake. She has green eyes but no freckles. Her skin is peaches and crème. You know, porcelain skin with just enough blush on her cheeks to draw attention to her eyes. But she’s tall for a woman in the 1870s and a doctor to boot. A rare combination for the time and not a desirable mate for most men.

Evangeline…

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