The Supporting Cast
My favorite part of the writing process is creating new characters. There is something incredibly satisfying when a character goes from a sketch to someone “real” and fleshed out. As a writer, your focus is usually on the major characters, but what about the supporting cast? These characters may not have as much dialogue or “stage time” but sometimes they can transform a reader’s experience. Other times, a character that is supposed to have a tiny role can actually become an important part of a book. One of my favorite supporting cast members in Beckoning Light is Henry. A sweet boy who helps Charlotte during her time in Energo, Henry started out as nothing but a name on a list but eventually became an essential part of Charlotte’s experience.
So let’s hear it for those secondary characters, anyone have any favorites?
Title: Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #1)
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
As Charlotte steps through the gate, she has a strong feeling that nothing will ever be the same again.
Moving back to South Carolina after three years away, Charlotte knows she’s going to have to face people from her past and adjust to a new high school, but she’s completely unprepared for what else waits for her in Charleston.
Drawn through an old garden gate, Charlotte discovers a hidden world where she meets Calvin, a boy to whom she is inexplicably attracted. As Charlotte is pulled deeper into this hidden world, it’s up to her older brother Kevin to rescue her. No matter how hard Kevin tries, the rescue depends upon Charlotte fighting her intense feelings for Calvin while mastering a set of abilities that she has only just discovered she possesses.
Alyssa Rose Ivy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write.