Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Relating to My Characters

With which of my ro-com characters do I best relate? That's a good question. None of my characters are the real me disguised as a fictional character. That would be much too boring for a whole book. However, Sasha Finnegan's greatest talent is match-making and I have to say that I, too, love fixing people up and watching the sparks fly. Both Sasha and I like to shoot hoops. Also, I have a really close relationship with my sister, even though we are very different, much like Sasha and Maddie in Miss Match.

Which of my ro-com characters is a far cry from me? Well, that would have to be Roxy Zimmerman from The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren. Sure, there are some characteristics we share, such as having reddish hair (mine was strawberry blonde in high school), an engineer for a dad (though mine drove a van when I was in high school--not a Porsche!), playing the flute, and living in the Denver 'burbs. However, I have not and do not have ANY power whatsoever over men. Hang on.

Nope. I tried to get my 9 year-old son to clean his room and he's not budging. So it's true: I don't have siren powers, dang it.

In other news, one way I do get male heads to turn is by cooking, and one of my all-time favorite (and easy!) recipes is on Readergirlz diva/YA author Holly Cupula's blog today if you want to check it out. Click HERE.


Anna R said...

I think of U as Roxy, hehe. I of course relate to every character who is nice and sweet and cute and intelligent hehe- You have been on lots of interview blogs recently. As ur unofficial publicity Director I approve. ILY ur anna

Debbie Rigaud said...

Hey Wendy!
I seriously doubt it would be boring reading about the real you disguised as a fictional character. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would LOVE to read about your adventures as a singing telegram. Very cool. :-)

Wendy Toliver said...

Really, Debbie? I supposed I could do that someday! LOL :)