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wild for the sheriff cover 235I’m hard at work on the third in my Sisters of Bell River Ranch series, although it’s not feeling all that much like work right now. 🙂
I love this phase of a series. By now I know the town, the houses, the businesses, the people, the trees and even the horses so well that it’s more like going to visit old friends than anything else.

Of course, I can’t reach this easy phase without doing the preliminary work of building a word rich enough to sustain several books. And part of that richness is the secondary characters.

As I play with mine, I got to thinking about some of the secondary characters I love best in other books. Here’s a list of some of my favorites. Are any of yours on here? Which wonderful creations have I overlooked?

Worst in a silly way: Thing 1 and Thing 2 from “The Cat in the Hat”

Worst in a terrifying way: Nils Bjurman, the creepy lawyer from “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

Most attractive criminal: Sirius Black, from the Harry Potter series

Most delightfully depressed: Eeyore, from “Winnie the Pooh”

Most quotable: Inigo Montoya from “The Princess Bride”

Highest-functioning drunk: Haymitch Abernathy from “The Hunger Games”

Sweetest, but infuriating: Melanie Wilkes from “Gone With the Wind”

Most endearing weirdo: Oh, this one is a tie!
Boo Radley from “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Miss Havisham from “Great Expectations”

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