First of all, we’d like to give a shout-out to Joan Curtis for inviting us to this blog hop. You can meet her character Janie here.
And now on to our Josie…
What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
The totally fictional Josie P. Cates is a former workers’ compensation claims adjuster who decides to strike it out on her own as a private investigator. Little does she know that this career change will lead to paranormal hijinks. Josie is stubborn, a bit disorganized, and just shy of age 30. She tends to fly by the seat of her pants, which gets her into hot water. Actually, it gets her duct-taped to chairs.
Where and When is the story set?
The story is set in the present day. It starts out in Rochester, NY, where Josie lives. It then moves to Delancie, TN, where Josie visits her mom and stepdad for Thanksgiving.
What should we know about Josie?
Ready for some backstory that we haven’t put in the books? Josie doesn’t remember her father, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances when she was a baby. If you think this may have something to do with her inability to maintain a stable romantic relationship, you may be right.
What is the main conflict/what messes up her life?
Josie thinks that she’s going to have a nice, dysfunctional holiday with her wacky family and assorted friends. Little does she know that a member of their group will disappear, and she will once again tangle with a supernatural being in order to solve the mystery. Plus, she’s having trouble with her new boyfriend, Brick.
What is Josie’s personal goal?
Josie’s initial goal is to avoid a family holiday celebration. Failing that, her goal shifts to surviving the family holiday celebration with her sanity intact. Once the disappearance occurs, her new goal is to solve the mystery before it’s too late.