January 7, 2014

Character Interview: Abner Rosenthal from In Search of Priscilla @Bellakentuky #adventure

In Search of Priscilla 
This character interview is with Abner Rosenthal from In Search of Priscilla by Bellakentuky. The genre is Science Fiction Adventure Romance.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): PG
Blurb (up to 300 words) When a mild-mannered engineer named, Abner, finds himself alive in post-apocalyptic America, he has but one goal: to discover the fate of his fiancée, Priscilla. But, Abner faces insurmountable odds, and he must dig deep for the courage, and ingenuity, to survive long enough to find her. As Abner develops a plan, he picks up help from a most unusual dog and a nefarious old man. Will the trio find Priscilla? Or will they die trying?

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Meet the Character: Abner Rosenthal

What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
"I desperately need to locate my fiancée, Priscilla. We were separated when, The Earth Fell, and I need to develop a plan to cross the crevice."
What's your internal limitation? Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need to do during this story?
"At moments, I had difficulty believing that she is still alive. I'm moving forward on faith. It wasn't until I saw her waving to me from afar that I pushed forward with my quest."
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
"My fear of dying, and my need to rely on, Letch, for help. He is less than trustworthy. I know that he is only in this for the money and doesn't believe in love. I hope I can trust him."
What's your external complication? In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
"The Diablos are treacherous monsters. I've witnessed the havoc that they can wreak on a poor soul. And then there's the crevice. The impassable crevice, the thorn between myself and Priscilla, I must figure out how to get across it."
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
"Priscilla is as beautiful as the rising Sun. She is smart and loyal. We were so happy before we were separated."
What would that person say about you?
Priscilla always said that I was her rock: steadfast and true. She always called me her little provider and then she would pinch me on the ear and kiss the top of my nose.
What is your family like?
"When the Earth fell, I had no family other than Priscilla. Then I met, Junkyard. He's my dog and the closest thing to a brother I've ever known."
What special skills do you rely on?
"I rely on my engineering skills to keep alive. Junkyard has a special talent for locating things that we need. Letch provides an extra set of hands. We need all three to survive."
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
"The end of the story brought me great happiness and great sorrow at the same time."

About You: Questions for the writer.

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let's see what you can do.
Bellakentuky has a penchant for the absurd and the unusual. You will never read another story that is written quite like one of his.
Why did you choose to write about this character?
I wanted to explore the idea of misplaced love.
Was there anything you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
He had more inner strength than I originally thought he would.
When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
Abner's ingenuity made me the happiest. His decision to desert Junkyard made me the saddest.
Why do you write?
It allows me to become people that I'm not in real life. I live vicariously through my characters. I would never have the guts to cross the crevice - Abner Rosenthal does.
What do you want to write next?
I'm working on a horror story titled, Teacup. And an action adventure story titled, Rocket Man.
What other character from this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why? Are any sequels planned for this book?
I do believe a sequel might be in order for this story.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
Please note that this book is a short story. "In Search of Priscilla" will be available for free, on Amazon, from Jan 7 - 9, 2014.
I hope you enjoy it. Please leave a review.

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