As part of my book launch for my first full-length novel, Detours in Time, I held a Facebook launch. It lasted several hours, and I did have a few people who kept me company online for the event. At any rate, one of the elements I loved the most was sharing my visual representations of the main, and side, characters in this sci-fi, time-travel novel. So, I thought I’d share it with the WordPress community. Side characters will be presented in a few days. Today, I’ll share my main characters, Dr. Milt Braddock and Tabitha Hansen. I hope you enjoy!
Photos courtesy of Pixabay.
From the top left, we have two representations of Dr. Milt(on) Braddock, a Science professor, because he is truly a mix of the two pictured men. He has a lot of hair like young photographer, yet he is a little older, with the smile lines of the second guy, and yes, he wears spectacles when needed. I guess the hair is what gives him a little bit of a sexy edge, despite being older and super-intelligent. By the way, intelligence is quite sexy!
Quotes on Milt:
“Obviously, being the scientist made him an authority at times. At other times, she could tell he was struggling to behave in socially appropriate ways. It was actually quite endearing.”
“He was odd, quirky, and comfortable alone.”
“He let it down slowly and hesitantly, as if having been forced to choose between the bug and Pinky. He was like a teenage boy when it came to bugs, worms, caterpillars. Pinky hated bugs, but still found his excitement amusing. He was truly a young soul in that fifty-year-old body, that honestly didn’t look fifty, anyhow.”
“While at times he felt she was wasting her time with him, he also felt incredibly lucky.”
Tabitha (Pinky) Hansen is the woman pictured above, a struggling artist who was hired to clean Dr. Milt Braddock’s office by his colleagues, years before the plot of this novel begins which is in 1997. At the point of this novel, she works in an art gallery. On her off-time, she is normally dressed in jeans, Doc Maartens, and a band t-shirt, with lots of hair. She doesn’t wear much make-up except for special occasions. She is a good bit younger than Milt, yet not as socially awkward. She is quite independent due to having lost her parents when younger. She is also just a little stubborn and not as open-minded as Milt.
Quotes on Pinky: “She had a big voice for such a small girl, along with even bigger dreams, first, to become a dancer, and later, to break into the Art scene.”
“Anyone who knew Tabitha well never asked why, at thirty, she wasn’t married yet. She was fiercely independent and moody.”
“She was the realist of the two of them.”
“Milt liked raising Pinky’s ire at times, just for fun.”
Milt and Pinky don’t agree on everything, but they make each other laugh and get along pretty well. That’s probably helpful when you get into a sticky situation.
The bottom line is, when you are setting out on a time-travel journey, it is best to take a friend. Be sure it’s someone you can trust and can stand being around for days…..
Detours in Time, the tale of a sci-fi, time-travel journey, is available on Amazon in Kindle, in paperback, and free on Kindle Unlimited.