When writing a book, I’ve found that I relate to some characters very well and others I can’t relate to at all. Some characters share parts of my personality, even though it’s not always a deliberate decision to give them those traits.
In Blow by Blow, two characters share my point of view regarding love, attraction and being true to yourself. With one, the choice to do this was deliberate. With the other, I wasn’t fully aware at first that I had done this.
Liz is the single, middle-aged owner of A Panoramic View, the club where one of the heroes works part time as a waiter. She’s been around long enough to know exactly who she is. She realizes that she doesn’t need anyone’s approval regarding her personal life. The only opinions that matter belong to the people who love and respect her. She has learned that you can’t please everyone and unfortunately some people judge others without really knowing them.