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Jen Reveals: Who Does that Character Look Like in Real Life?

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June 17, 2013 by Jen Cudmore

I’ve noticed that several authors are creating contests or posting pictures of celebrities to help the reader get a visual image of what a character would actually look like in real life. Several publishers are also making trailers for books, similar to previews for movies.

While I can’t decide if I personally like that or not (it detracts from the workings of a person’s imagination), I can see there are many readers who do! So, I thought, why not give you my ideas on what my own characters would look like? Here is my take on three of the main protagonists from The Lawmen of Clayton County:Athena Creek.

For me, Trace Ingram is Sam Elliot: tall and lean, with a bushy mustache that somehow manages to make him look more handsome. His quiet, no-nonsense demeanor portrayed in several western movies perfectly fits my marshal. Just take out the grey and make him blonde.

When I picture Trace, it’s Sam Elliot I see every time.

When I picture Trace, it’s Sam Elliot I see every time.

Excluding the goofy personality, Curtis Archer reminds me of Kevin James. He’s a husky guy with a big heart, although I admit it’s hard to picture him in a cowboy hat!

photo from zimbio.com

photo from zimbio.com

The ladies are more challenging. There isn’t a celebrity that fits Lynette Ellis or Niccola Canalis quite the way I envision them. If we gave Catherine Zeta Jones some tight curls, she would come pretty close. catherine

But so far I haven’t found a celebrity to represent Lynette. Sorry!

I hope these explanations make you enjoy the story a little bit more! Who did you envision as a look-a-like for my characters?

 

 


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