Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Emma Jane

Emma Jane  Character Post 50

Emma Jane is a resourceful child born into an active over-achieving family. Since her relatives climb mountains, sing and generally rush about being amazing, Emma Jane decides she will shine as well... but at something the rest of them don't do. Her decision is to make a zoo. Lacking wild animals, she uses the resources on hand, and everything from snails to the farmer's bull ends up in a makeshift cage. Emma Jane has a wonderful time, until her harassed relatives make her restore the creatures to their original habitats. She doesn't mind much, though, since she has a brand new idea. Emma Jane is a strong-minded child who mixes imagination with practicality. She is persistent and requires no help from anyone. She also has a supreme lack of interest in what others might think of her. She just wants to match her own mental image.

Emma Jane is from Emma Jane's Zoo. here she is, as pictured by Janet Ayliffe


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, anthologist and reader. She runs  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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