Friday, October 17, 2008

 

Fast Facts: Kerri Voss

In my fictional world, there are lots of triangles. One of them will only be seen when you finally get to read Trevor's Song.

One of the other triangles involves Trevor, Mitchell, and Mitchell's wife, Kerri. You've already met the boys here and here. So now it's time for the girl.

1. Kerri Voss left her hometown of Pittsburgh because she'd been accepted at the very picky Riverview Art Academy. Kerri was going to be an artist.

2. Although Kerri liked to turn her radio to KRVR when she worked, she couldn't have identified a single member of ShapeShifter even after the day she noticed the hot blonde in a leather biker jacket looking over the tomatoes in her favorite grocery store. And even then, it took a few weeks -- and a driver's license -- before she realized the hot blonde wasn't a struggling musician like he'd initially led her to believe.

3. Even though ShapeShifter fans are introduced to Mitchell's wife in a variety of ways (she'll play tech during his shows and help him switch guitars, and bands always need artwork, don't they? T-shirts, album covers, website design...), Kerri won't talk about her pre-Mitchell life, except to say she went to Riverview Art. Anything before that strangely doesn't exist.

4. Trevor's nicknamed her Rusty. Gotta read Trevor's Song to find out why. But in typical Trevor fashion, there's more than one easy reason.

5. The physical: she's about five-nine, which plays nicely with Mitchell's six-one. She's got a willowy, dancer build although she was too busy pulling pranks to do something as serious as dance. And she's got that deep red hair that fades to brown with age -- unless it's, as Trevor suspects, enhanced. Or is it?


Although Kerri doesn't have a huge role in this outtake, it's still one of my favorites. And it'll show you a bit of this triangle in action.

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Comments:
Your characters sound so fascinating! I've always wanted to be a writer but have been lacking in the imagination department. So I just love to read and your characters intrigue me!
 
Kerri's wonderful. :) I just love her. She's somebody I'd be fast friends with in real life.
 
I like Kerri's influence on the band. She seems to calm and mature them without being uptight about anything. That's a rare quality.
 
Love all your characters, chica! :)
 
Yeah love, I took over for VV, a shame to let what was a good meme go under.
So write something love :)
 
Ypou characters are so good and I like your dialogue writing too!

BTW, can we run Monday Poetry Train? I miss it!

If it is ok, I would like to do it. I will create a blog for it! We can rename it, if we can't keep the original one. What do you say?
 
Kerri is a great balancing influence on Mitchell and also Trevor which is why I guess there's friction between them (as Mitchell chose this balance and not Trevor but it influences him anyway). I also think Trevor is a bit jealous of Kerri as she's taken some of Mitchell's attention away from him.

While I was dropping in I just wanted to thank you for your last comment on my blog. It meant a lot, so thanks :)
 
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