Creating Jake: My inspiration, Readers Imagination

Last week I reposted a blog about my heroine Evangeline in preparation for the release of Secrets and Charades in March 2017. Today I’m reposting Jake’. I’m trying to persuade them to let me do an interview to tell their backstory. So, for now let me share how I created my hero.

JUBILEE WRITER

Sam ElliottSam Elliott is the epitome of the cowboy persona he’s successfully portrayed for decades. He tops John Wayne in my book as best cowboy ever on the silver screen. His smoldering eyes and soft-spoken manner always make the womenfolk swoon. He is the basis for my hero in my novel Secrets and Charades. Although Jake’s hair is black he has the mustache and the persona of Sam.

I didn’t actually paste a picture up of Sam as I wrote. Many novelist have photos of their characters in their workspace. I’ve seen enough of his movies to sense how his cowboy characters would react. However, I’ve tempered that persona a bit because Jake is a man of faith. His faith plays an important role in how he interacts with his world, on the ranch, the cattle drive, in town. Jake is awkward around women while treating them with the utmost…

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