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Character Profile: Pibbin

PibbinSeries the character belongs to:  Tales of Friendship Bog

Character Name: Pibbin

Parents names: Mama and Poppa Wonker

Date of Birth: early last spring

Place of Birth: Friendship Bog in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey

Books appearing in: Pibbin the SmallThe Story ShellTrappedCatch a Robber

Profile:  Pibbin is a tiny Pine Barrens Treefrog, smallest of the frogs that live at Friendship Bog. Pibbin hops from one adventure to the next, growing in courage and learning what it means to be a real friend.

Primary genre: Children’s Fiction
Content rating: G.  No religious content.

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Character Profile: Bensin

Today’s character profile is Bensin from Annie Douglass Lima’s latest book, The Collar and the Cavvarach!

Collar CavvarchCharacter Name: Bensin

Character’s date of birth: November 1, 140

Place of birth: City of Jarreon

Book appearing in: The Collar and the Cavvarach

Profile: Bensin is a 14-year-old slave.  He’s skilled in a tricky martial art called cavvara shil, and he competes in tournaments to earn prize money for his owner.  His goal is to help his little sister Ellie escape from her life of slavery and abuse.

Primary genre: Middle Grade

Content rating: G
Does your book contain any content that promotes a religion or could be construed as promoting a religion by someone of a different faith?: Definitely not

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Character Profile: Thunder

Seventh NightCharacter name:  Thunder
Parents names:  Storm and Majesty
Character’s Date of Birth: 24th day of the 11th month, year of reason 324
Place of Birth: Stables of Lord Harold of Fortesdale
Book appearing in: Seventh Night 
Profile:  Thunder is a black winged unicorn with a gold horn and unusually large for his breed.  He’s head strong and loyal and loves attention, particularly from his rider Phillip, who acquired a giant’s saddle from a trio of passing showmen.  Thunder loves to fly, with or without his rider, and being part pegasus, he has a good tolerance for the cold weather and enjoys playing in the snow.
Ideal actor or actress to play in a film adaptation:  As a big fan of spotlighting undiscovered talent, I’d leave that up to the casting director.

Character Profile: Nellie

Nellie KnowsSeries the character belongs to: The Rabbit And The Fox Series

Character name: Nellie

Book appearing in: Nellie Knows How To Knot A Neck Scarf

Profile:  Nellie loves dressing up. She loves wearing pretty dresses, fun hats, cute shoes and long flowy scarves. Scarves are Nellie’s very favorite accessory.

Ideal actor or actress to play in a film adaptation:  Mia Talerico

 

Character Profile: Amanda Jane Ross

Amanda in ArabiaSeries the character belongs to (if any): Amanda travel adventure series

Character name: Amanda Jane Ross

Parents names: Don and Evelyn Ross

Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Books appearing in: Amanda in Arabia-The Perfume Flask, Amanda in Spain-The Girl in the Painting, Amanda in England-The Missing Novel, Amanda in Alberta-The Writing on The Stone

Profile:   Amanda is an average North American girl who dreams of travel and adventure. Her kind, caring and curious nature gets her into trouble as she can´t stop helping people in need. She discovers she is brave and resourceful when she finds herself in trouble while traveling in foreign countries.

Ideal actor or actress to play in a film adaptation: Amara Miller from the Descendants

 

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Character Profile: Queen Boudicca

Today’s historical person is Boudicca:  Queen of the Iceni.

Boudicca:  Britain's Queen of the Iceni

Series Name:  The Legendary Women of World History

Character name: Boudicca

Date of Birth: Circa 30 CE

Place of Birth: Gaul — Aedui Tribe

Reigned: 1st century of the common era

Died: 61 CE

Book appearing in: Boudicca:  Britain’s Queen of the Iceni in kindle and audio edition narrated by Richard Mann

Profile:   Born in slavery among the Aedui in Gaul just decades after Julius Caesar conquered her people, Boudicca escaped to Britannia in pursuit of freedom.  Finding true love in King Prasutagus of the Iceni, she co-ruled the religiously devout Iceni until Roman atrocities across Britannia forced her into one of the most famous confrontations in ancient history.

Ideal actress to play in a film adaptation: Amy Adams would make a powerful Boudicca.

 

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Character Profile: Lord Malvyn of house Balister

Today’s character is Lord Master Bowman Malvyn of house Balister

Good-bye A672E92 QuintusSeries Name:  The Peers of Beinan

Character name: Lord Malvyn

Parents names: Lady Archer Kluane and Lord Archer Brion of house Balister.

Character’s Date of Birth:  OW 48539, beinor 99

Place of Birth: the borough of Richmarche on A672E92 Quintus

Book appearing in:  Good-bye A672E92 Quintus

Profile:  The son of Balistrian guildmistress Lady Archer Kluane and her husband Lord Brion, Lord Malvyn mastered both heritage and modern bows as a young child.  A natural diplomat and leader, Lord Malyvn is a simple man charged with enormous responsibility after the Great Council chooses him to be the first king.

Ideal actor to play in a film adaptation:  Dr Who alumni David Tennant or Christopher Eccleston.

 

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Character Profile: King Henry V of England

Today’s historical person is King Henry the Fifth of England.

 

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Portrait of King Henry V of England.

Series Name:  The Legendary Women of World History

Character name: King Henry V of England

Parents names: King Henry IV (Henry Bolingbroke) and Welsh noblewoman Mary de Bohun

Date of Birth: 16th September 1386.

Place of Birth: Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales.

Reigned: 9th April 1413 to 31st August 1422.

Died: 31st August 1422 while on campaign near Paris, France.

Book appearing in: Catherine de Valois

 

 

Catherine de ValoisProfile:  Immortalized in Shakespeare’s play, “Henry V,” the real king was an ardent warrior who spent much of his reign trying to conquer France. After making outrageous demands, he used Princess Catherine as his excuse for renewing the Hundred Years War.  At home, Henry made English the official government language in England for the first time since the Norman Conquest.

Ideal actor to play in a film adaptation: Dr. Who alumnus Christopher Eccleston has an unsurpassed stage presence that worthy of the legendary king of England.

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Character Profile: Princess Anlei

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Series Name:  The Peers of Beinan

Character name: Princess Anlei

Parents names: Queen Isabelle of house Gurun and Lord Knight Bevin of house Ten-Ar

Character’s Date of Birth: BE 6281, beinor 54

Place of Birth (if known): the palace in Hejing in Dongbei on planet Beinan.

Book appearing in: The Great Succession Crisis

Profile:  When we first meet Princess Anlei she is a rebellious adolescent determined to be opposed to everything her family wants and believes in — especially religion.  Through the experience of choosing between politics and love and the very real danger to her life, she grows as a person, finally embracing her birthright and becoming the leader that was always inside of her.

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Kluane Saunders (left in blue) as Fairy Liquid in the 2014/2015 production of Jack in the Beanstalk at the Elgiva Theatre.


Ideal actress to play in a film adaptation:
British actress Kluane Saunders

 

 

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Character profile: Lord Knight Elendir (Peers of Beinan)

 

Ghosts of the Past cover name whiteCharacter name:  Lord Knight Elendir of house Ten-Ar

Parents:  Lord Healer Devon of house Ten-Ar, Lady Healer Keelia of house Ten-Ar

Date of Birth: BE 6767, beinor 50

Place of Birth:  An-Men Ten-Ar Healing Center in the capital city of Hejing

Books appearing in:  The Great Succession Crisis (prologue only), The Ghosts of the Past (central character), Princess Anyu Returns (central character)

Profile:  a flawed hero, we first meet Elendir just shir-ors after his birth.  After losing first his father, then his mother to terrorist attacks, Elendir grows up in the Ten-Arian monastery, ever watchful of his younger sister, Althea who is brought up along a similar path among the healers of house Ten-Ar.

As a young man, Elendir finds himself vulnerable to his hormones, easily manipulated by shrewd and intelligent women bent on distracting Elendir from his quest to solve the mystery of his father’s death in hopes of finding peace.  This vulnerability threatens to destroy planet Beinan in ways Elendir himself fails to recognize until it is almost too late.

Across The Ghosts of the Past Elendir grows personally, eventually finding peace, marrying, and becoming a father himself to his son Corann.

Like most Beinarians, Elendir is grey-eyed but develops brown eye syndrome (named for its discoloring effects on the iris), an eye disease caused by exposure to argun ore and to argene that destroys two of the five photo receptors in Beinarian eyes, rendering him partially visually disabled and brown-eyed.

ninth-and-tenth-doctorIdeal actor to play Elendir in a film adaptation:  Dr Who alumni David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston would both make fantastic choices as Elendir.  Eccleston in particular has the stage presence and subtly to convey Elendir over the long span of his life covered in Ghosts of the Past.

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