MEET MY CHARACTERS BLOG HOP—Miss Lillian Holmes in a Nutshell


Is your character fictional or a historic person?

Lillian is fictional, although she’s very, very loosely based on my grandmother, who grew up in Baltimore at the turn of the last century. And of course, she has a big dose of me in her.

When and where is the story set?

Baltimore, Maryland 1899

What should we know about him/her?

Lillian is an orphan, an heiress of modest proportions. She’s neurotic, has the tendency to get lost in a fictional world of her making (she likes to think of herself as the beloved niece of Sherlock Holmes), and finds ordinary life and men rather beneath her. That is, she’s afraid. She drowns her insecurities and eccentricities in potions laced with morphine. She’s generous, kind, stubborn, brilliant, and can be a bit dense about normal daily life.

What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

Lillian stumbles in “a veritable hornet’s nest of vampires” and then has to decide…well, spoilers….

What is the personal goal of the character?

To become America’s first and greatest female detective. And along the way, to find a child stolen from her when she was only  16.

Is this novel published, and where can we read more about it?

The series is published in two parts to date by Boroughs Publishing and is readily available at Amazon as well:

Lillian Holmes and the Leaping Man (August 2013)

The Devil and Lillian Holmes (September 2014)

Please go visit my friend PAULA MILLHOUSE next!!!!


One thought on “MEET MY CHARACTERS BLOG HOP—Miss Lillian Holmes in a Nutshell

  1. pmillhouse says:

    Ciar – I LOVE LOVE your characters. Lillian is an amazing, kick-ass heroine, and I can’t wait to see what she does in this story.

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