It's been a lot of fun looking for candidates, and I'm still keeping my eyes open for a couple more, but I think I've found my heroine, my hero and two of the subplot characters.
My story begins on the cusp of the Civil War and is set in Minnesota, because, well, where else would it be set?
Here's my heroine (otherwise known as Grace Kelly):
A second subplot character, the hero's friend and a fellow soldier (also known as Jonas Davis, a real soldier with the heroic First Minnesota Regiment):
The characters are coming to life and the plot is taking twists and turns I never even imagined. I can't wait to begin writing this book - but I still need to do some deeper interviewing with my characters and really get under their skin. I'll share more about that in a later post.
For now, what do you think about my character choices? Isn't Grace Kelly stunning?