Sunday, July 10, 2011

One for the Road - hero material

What is hero material?
The reply to that question is probably as varied as the people being asked. When I began writing ONE FOR THE ROAD, I had a guy in mind. A big guy. You know what I mean, the kind of man who enters a room and takes up a whole lot of space because he's so dang tall! Many years ago, I dated a guy who was six feet four and being a mere five feet four, it was impossible to dance with him. Even on my tippy toes, my chin came somewhere under his shoulder, I felt like he'd swallowed me up and I was smothering in his jacket. Well, the hero in my book, Tyler White, is such a guy. Big!
Tyler White has thrown together another country band. Humbled by his downhill spiral since his one-hit wonder ten years before, he's armed with several new tunes and vows to do whatever it takes to get back into the limelight. Tyler hopes this road tour will re-ignite his non-existent career. But in order to pay the band, he needs cheap transporation.
In case you're wondering how this big hunk of a man looks, here's something close to what I had in mind.
Won't you join me on the Road? One for the Road by Lynne Marshall ( available July 13th, 2011 at The Wild Rose Press and at


Mona Risk said...

Hi Lynne,

I love tall guys. They dominate the world around them, look so strong and yet, I bet they are so sweet inside. I'll keep this picture in mind while reading about Tyler.

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Mona,

Thanks for reading and commenting. I like big guys too, but my cousin is 6' 4" and when he enters a room, he eats it up. Very intimidating, but like you say, he is as sweet as can be.

I'm sending you a small gift as thanks for commenting. I've got your addy.