I had a boss I hated once.
But I loved my job and was determined to shut out her unfounded angst towards me.
I only worked there for eight months but during the last few months I spent my spare time dreaming up things that would ruin her day.
The writer in me, took over. Killing her off would’ve been too nice so I dreamed up things that would’ve sent her crazy if they actually happened.
But now, as I reflect on those last six months of working hell, I realize that I’m lucky. Because without that experience I would never have created Abigail Mulholland, the heroine in my book: Lost in Kakadu. Abigail is a rich pretentious bitch who survives a small plane crash in Australia’s rugged wilderness. Learning to live in such a brutal environment takes Abigail to shattering point.
But as the weeks thread into months her Botox fades, her makeup runs out and the physical labor shapes her body into a lean sensual figure that she's proud of. As she gathers the pieces of her sanity she discovers a new woman within her who's not afraid to wield an axe or eat snails in order to survive. The pompous façade disappears and a strong, passionate and resourceful woman emerges with a wicked sense of humor and a fierce determination to live.
I love this character, she has incredible depth and I hope my readers enjoy and feel her personal growth too. And unlike the real woman who inspired my character, I love who Abigail becomes. Authors get the best revenge... don't you think?
So… have you ever hated your boss?
Now that you know what inspired my character, I would love to know your thoughts on Abigail Mulholland in Lost in Kakadu.
Lost in Kakadu -
"A thrilling, captivating, deep, adventurous and memorable read"
Crashing into an ancient Australian wilderness is pretentious socialite Abigail Mulholland’s worst nightmare. She survives the accident with two complete strangers, however things go from bad to downright hellish when rescuers never come. As she battles to live in an environment that’s as brutal as it is beautiful, Abigail finds herself also fighting her unlikely
attraction to Mackenzie--a much younger man. A man she’s willing to change for.
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