Quinn Grady is the Louise to main character Avery Blair's Thelma. The Shirley to her Laverne. The Ethel to her Lucy. Or, for the younger crowd, the Harper to her Alex, the Willow to her Buffy, the...well, you get the idea.
I love writing the "best friend" character as much as--and at times even more than--the main character in a story. It's an interesting challenge to make the best friend be more than just a sidekick, more than just a sounding board or scenery for the main character to play off of. Jolene and I both had a clear vision for who we wanted Quinn to be, and she sprang to life right alongside Avery, with her own story to tell. It's a very different story than Avery's, and one that will profoundly change her--if she survives its final act.
Without further ado...
Meet QUINN Grady
|Scarlett Johansson dreamcasted as Quinn Grady
Name: Quinn Grady
School: Woodsview High School
Grade: Senior (12)
Best Friend: Avery Blair
Facebook Relationship Status: Single (*sigh*)
Life Goals: Cut me some slack--I'm still figuring out today.
Let's Talk Favorites
We asked Quinn if she'd indulge us and play the favorites game so we could get to know a bit more about her. Luckily, she said yes.
Favorite Ice Cream: Coffee
Favorite Movie: The Goonies
Favorite Band: The Bangles
Favorite Color: Cinnamon Brown
Favorite Car: Avery's Red GTO (I don't have one of my own)
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Book: The Outsiders
Favorite Scary Movie: Return to Horror High
Most Prized Possession: A perfect sand dollar I found washed up on the beach when I was five.
Favorite Memory: My first (and only) trip to Disney World when I was a freshman.
Favorite Parent: My dad--he's only ever encouraged me to be myself.
Favorite Subject: What's the name of the time between the bell for each class?
Thanks for sharing, Quinn!
Quinn's best friend Avery stopped by Jolene's blog today--head over there to meet her!
We'll be talking with more of our cast next week! In the meantime, you can head over to Goodreads and add HARROWED for a chance to win a free digital copy!
HARROWED releases Tuesday (9/22) on Amazon!