Welcome to the ABCs, Character Edition. Weekly this feature has always been a place for bloggers, readers, publicists and authors to show off there ABCs. Well Now the ABCs are also opened for authors to show off the ABCs for their main characters. You can still sign-up to post your own picks HERE or if you have a main character that wants to get in on the fun, sign-up HERE.
Let’s give a warm ABCers welcome to Casper (and Chase)!
Casper was a real cowboy on a working Texas cattle ranch before his family lost everything in the aftermath of his father’s bullriding accident. Now he’s just another piece of trailer trash wearing over-sized, two-dollar, yard-sale jeans in his mother’s hometown of Hickory Ditch, Arkansas. Early on in CHICKEN, Casper and his best friend/secret crush Brant Mitchell come across a leathersmith’s booth at Ditch Daze, the local 4th of July festival. Brant finds the perfect belt for Casper—one engraved with running horses and which happens to be the same color as Casper’s old saddle—but Casper has to tell him he can’t afford it. So this would definitely be the accessory Casper most longs for.
About the only thing Casper’s ever been good with is horses. In Hickory Ditch, everyone treats him like a loser, but back home he was a rodeo champ. Plus, horses don’t care about your secrets. They don’t care who you’re in love with as long as you show up every morning and feed them. Losing his favorite horse was the worst part of losing his home, but luckily, his new landlady Sister Bonnie offered him a job doing chores around her barn. Her grown-and-gone son has an old black gelding named Shetan. Sister Bonnie’s son told her this is an Arabic word for “like the wind” but because it’s also the real name of the black stallion in his favorite book, Casper knows it’s really an Arabic word for “the devil.”
Thanks Casper (and Chase) for playing!
If you would like to play like Casper (and Chase) did, sign-ups are open HERE.