Secondary Characters That Inspire
I’m so excited to be part of Tornado Alley Publications THIS SUMMER STORM anthology! My story, ATLANTIS TWISTED TIDES, features Adria a secondary character from an earlier novel who inspired me so much I had to write not only the novella featured in this anthology, but another complete book.
What makes a secondary character worthy of their own book and/or novella? The character needs to be compelling, needs to have room to grow, have a unique background, and an interesting story to tell or an adventure to complete.
Readers must like and be intrigued by the secondary character you’ve chosen to star in their own story. A princess from the underwater Kingdom of Merta, Adria is the sister of Reef the hero in ATLANTIS DARK TIDES. This book was supposed to be the final book in the Lost Daughters of Atlantis series, but I couldn’t forget Adria. She is outspoken with her family and the adults in the royal household, but get her around people her own age and she’s tongue-tied and shy. And she had her own story to tell.
Her half Atlantean-half mermaid princess background makes her unique. Her mother’s fear of her not being approved of has kept her secluded from other Atlantean kids. Like all teens, she worries about being accepted on a variety of levels. On top of that, Adria craves excitement and until ATLANTIS TWISTED TIDES she’d never had any of her own. I wanted to give Adria her first adventure.
And does she ever get it. An adventure that based on the choices she makes could bring down her entire kingdom.
Adria’s growth in ATLANTIS TWISTED TIDES takes her from inexperienced, shy girl to a teen who heads out on a quest and learns to trust her instincts. But she still has more growth to accomplish and a love to fulfill which is why she will have her own full-length book to be released later this year. Keep watching my website for information.
So, have you ever read a book that had a minor or secondary character that you wanted to read more about? Tell me about it in the comments below for a chance to win an e-copy of ATLANTIS DARK TIDES.
For more information about other books in the Lost Daughters of Atlantis series, visit my website at www.allieburton.com.