Saying goodbye to characters

One of the most fun things about being an author is getting to know such fun, unique characters.

In The Book of Imagination, the main characters of the overall series (Tom, Katie, Chad, Sharice, Melissa) meet some astounding, funny, sweet characters. One of my favorites to write was probably Underwargen, Undy for short. Ugly but lovable, Undy quickly endeared himself to the children and to me as an author. I thought for sure I wouldn’t have a character in The Quest for the Artifacts (now available on Amazon, yay!) who I felt the same connection with. It was a different book, a different kid’s imagination, etc.

And then came Skeete the pirate parrot. For those who have yet to read The Quest for the Artifacts, I won’t reveal too much about him. Just know that he’s probably in my top ten of favorite characters to write about so far in my writing career.

Thinking about characters gave me an idea. I am in the process of writing character profiles for some of the main characters in the books, starting with the five kids and expanding from there! Keep an eye out for a blog post soon with the first character profile (hint: it will be one of the girls). I’m working with a friend and excellent artist to do renderings of the characters to include with the profiles as well! It is a fun endeavor, and one I hope you will enjoy.

This brings me to a question for YOU. Who is your favorite character in the series so far? I’d love to know! email me at or contact me on Facebook, comment on this post, etc. This will help me come up with my list of character profiles. Thanks in advance!

~El Holly

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