Imagine being the publicist of a secret band! At some point, you know the secret’s going to come out. And of course with Plebeian, it did.
Lynette, Plebeian’s publicist, used to work in the marketing department at the fictional Riverside Resort, along with our main character Lauren. She and Lauren have a history, which is revealed a bit more in book 2. But one thing that is clear in book 1: Lauren trusts her.
During one of Lauren’s difficult times, Lynette works day and night to manage an impossible situation, and she never leaves Lauren’s side. She also deploys some clever tricks, especially when she rewards a photographer that would later reward Lauren. And she has the very difficult task of delivering horrible news to a curious world.
I mused Lynette after a friend; a friend who works in PR. I tried to capture my friend’s fun and feisty spirit, along with her professionalism. I also stole two of her real attributes: her first name and also her love of Cheetos. The fictional Lynette loves cheese puffs too, only the fictional Lynette goes a step further and dunks them in sour cream. Ick or yum?
My favorite spoiler-free quote from Lynette in Plebeian Revealed:
“Let’s think about that you guys. The famous ex-boyfriend and his famous, big-muscled friend dragging an adult man home who, at this point, got gob-smacked drunk last night and partied too hard. Not a good look.”
Davis Perkins has the lucky honor of being the first character who speaks in Plebeian Revealed. He’s the band manager, a skinny, married man who has no experience in rock-in-roll (other than his father once being in the business.) He, along with two other characters in the book, worked at the fictitious Riverside Resort in Tampa. That is, until his friend Lauren Logan became famous.
Lauren trusts him with more than the secrets of her life, she trusts him with her life. He’s reliable and logical, but perhaps not very fashionable, choosing to wear his blue plaid shirt and blue pair of boat shoes wherever he goes. We’ll learn a little more in Plebeian in Danger (book two) about why those shoes are so special.
With Davis, I wanted a fun but loyal presence in Lauren’s life. Imagine a band manager that the lead singer actually trusts! But with Lauren and Davis, their trust has history.
Here’s my spoiler-free favorite quote from Davis Perkins: “I’m hungry too!”
Lauren and Andy; Johnny and Amie; Oliver and his cigar; Davis and his blue boat shoes.
Oh, those characters in the Plebeian series! It's been a blast for me to develop them and their relationships. If you've read the book, then you already know them. If you haven't read the book, this will be a great time to meet them.
Each week I will be posting a "Backstage Pass" story about one character. These are spoiler-free summaries of who they are and what role they play in the books. I'll also include my favorite spoiler-free quote from each.
First up for your Backstage Pass story: that blue boat shoe-wearing band manager, Davis Perkins.
Check back later this week for his story.
Follow Debbie on Goodreads!
Copy this RSS feed to your favorite blog reader, such as Feedly to get automatic blog updates