Part II: Awesome YA Female CharactersI should have blogged about my awesome YA female characters first, but I'm still in Black-Amaranth-hasn't-been-released-yet mode. As the release date approaches I'll be blogging more about my characters. Tonight, I'll start with a lineup of the leading females.
1.) Ally Watson: Ally has a pretty big secret, one that threatens to destroy the world or save it. I was emotionally charged to relay the struggles of being a teenager, meeting and overcoming adversity at such a crucial age, and the joys and sorrows of young love through Ally's voice. It was a roller coaster journey telling Ally's story. Living a life of obscurity, harboring secrets, striving for normalcy, wanting to taste life outside the cage you were raised in and discovering love for the first time were all joyous and painful elements to write through Ally's eyes. Of course my leading lady would be my favorite gal. Black Amaranth is written from Ally's POV, and so through her, I discovered all the above mentioned things. I'm excited to introduce her to the world of YA fiction, but for me, Ally Watson is real and she is one awesome YA female character!