Wickeds, our theme for this month is gratitude. What are your protagonists grateful for as we approach Thanksgiving?
Edith/Maddie: Mac Almeida is always wicked grateful for her family in Westham and for being able to live near them. Robbie Jordan feels blessed to have a popular business operating in the black, due in part to Danna and Turner, her fabulous assistants. And Rose Carroll gives thanks that the women of Amesbury continue to seek her help with their pregnancies and births – despite all the murders she’s been associated with.
Jessie: Since my Beryl and Edwina series is set in England, the holiday is not looming large in my characters’ minds. That said, both of my protagonists are grateful that their private enquiry agency is starting to make a little money and that they continue to feel blessed by each other’s company.
Liz: Maddie James is grateful that she’s back home for this holiday season. After living on the west coast for 10 years and swooping in for the holiday, she recognizes that there’s a lot to be said for spending the entire season with family, especially her beloved Grandpa Leo. And, surprisingly, her sister Val.. Stan Connor is grateful to be spending her first holiday married to Jake. And that there haven’t been any murders lately in Frog Ledge!
Barb: Jessie, I wondered if Beryl would pester Edwina to find a turkey and somehow shove it in the cooker. Julia Snowden is grateful for her family and that their clambake business has survived and even thrived for another year. Jane Darrowfield is grateful for her great, good friends, though she’s feeling a little off-balance because she’s having dinner with her friend Harry Welch, his sons and their families for the first time.
Julie: Barb, I was wondering the same thing about Beryl. Maybe she’ll try her hand at an apple pie? Lilly Jayne is very grateful for her friends, and for feeling as though she’s rejoined her life after a period of mourning. I suspect that Ernie and Tamara will talk her into hosting a large dinner. She may grumble, but she’ll love every minute of it.
Sherry: Sarah is grateful to be alive after all of her experiences over the past seven books. She’s also grateful for her friends who’ve become her family. Chloe is grateful she gets to meet readers next year.Readers: What are you grateful for? Writers: What are your characters grateful for?