Monday 12 March 2018

Hilaria Sunshine Halfacre South

Hilaria Sunshine Halfacre South from The Mares of Merryland Chase  Character Post 22

Hilaria Sunshine Halfacre South is the special occasion name of Smiley South, who is just turning nine years old. Smiley is a cheerful girl, kindhearted and sociable and exceedingly stubborn. Once Smiley makes up her mind to do something, she does it, no matter what the opposition. She's hardly to blame, as she discovers on her birthday when she receives an unexpected inheritance and the news that she is to be the High Hilaria of Mirrandia. Smiley has never heard of the place, but she's not one to turn down an offer.
Smiley has been brought up by her equable father since her mother died years ago. A few years ago, he remarried, and now Smiley has Liz as her stepmother and her roly-poly half-brother George... not to mention Liz's old pony, Polly Pony, who is every bit as stubborn as Smiley.
Smiley enjoys life, and she's not one to prevent anyone else from enjoying it too, unless that person is trying to put one over her or using bullying tactics. If that happens, Smiley comes out swinging.
Smiley stars in the book The Mares of Merryland Chase and also in a short story called Smiley and the Pony.


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 was to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. 2017 is now behind us, but I ran out of year before running out of books. As of February 18th 2018 I STILL haven't run out of books, but many of those still to come are MIA by which I mean I don't have copies and remember little about them. There are more new books to come, and I'll certainly showcase those, but in between times, I'm profiling some of my characters, just for a change. Thank you so much to everyone who's come along on this journey so far!

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