I’ll be appearing at Rose City Comic-Con, in Portland, Oregon, this weekend. I’m sharing a table with Becky Hawkins, my collaborator on SuperButch. We’ll be selling copies of First Glance, and of course I’ll have copies of Hereville on hand.
If you’ll be there, please come and say hi!
It’s a free event! And I’m doing a presentation of my own at 3pm. Please come say hi if you’re in the area.
Layele is one of Mirka’s sisters, and is about 6 years old. She really didn’t appear much in books 1 or 2, but is a major character in book 3.
One thing I’m trying to do is make a different sibling the “primary sidekick” in each Hereville book. So in book 1 the “primary” sibling character was Zindel, although Gittel and Rochel got some nice screen time too. In book 2 the “primary” sidekick was Rochel, and Zindel was present as well, but poor Gittel barely appeared. In book three, Layele will be the primary sidekick. I have an idea for a plotline in which Gittel is the primary sidekick – which would be interesting, since Gittel is older than Mirka and would try to assert authority over her – but that would be for a future book.