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Reoccurring characters

I love when I pick up a book by a favorite author and as I open to the first page I see the return of one or more of my favorite characters. Some authors bring characters back in every book and I feel that lets you get to know those characters even better than just seeing them in one book and they are gone. It also eliminates the time spent on a book learning about and meeting new main characters when starting a book. There is the danger of people picking up a newer book without having read anything before and not knowing all of the history, but I feel if the story is told sufficiently then they will understand the current story whether they have the background or not, although the background will only enhance some of the references made in subsequent books.
Now, you might be thinking, that would be boring, to keep reading about the same characters in book after book.
But it also isn’t all the same. The author has the opportunity to introduce any number of supporting characters, which can be returning or new to keep a story fresh and exciting.
I have taken this approach with my first two novels, The Eleventh Hour and Double Time.
I returned my main character, Tad; his family; and those close to him for the second novel. I liked being able to continue the story of his life and bring new adventures to a character with whom I enjoyed working and getting to know throughout the first novel.
I plan to base by third novel on Tad as well, continuing to develop different aspects of his character and to delve even deeper into his life and past. I hope readers will enjoy the journey as much as I will.
What are your thoughts? Do you like returning characters or do you like a book to be all new?

Check out the adventures of Tad in:
The Eleventh Hour
Double Time

Thank you for the feedback

Thank you to one reader for my latest review on Amazon of “The Eleventh Hour.”
This person wrote: “The Eleventh Hour had me hooked in the first few pages. A man tries to reunite a young girl with her parents who have driven off from a rest stop without her. When law enforcement seem to be less than interested in returning the girl to her parents, the man realizes that sinister forces are keeping her from finding her family. The cross-country chase that ensues is fast-paced and, at the same time touching. This book is well written and I enjoyed it immensely.”
I continue to receive great feedback from those I talk to. It’s wonderful to hear people say they couldn’t put it down.
If you’re looking for a good book to read, check out my novel on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Here are the links:
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The Eleventh Hour – check it out now

Chapter 1

A scream snapped Tad out of his nap. “Katie!” he shouted, scrambling to sit up in the van seat. He searched the surrounding darkness for his daughter. His heart pounded in his chest as he gasped for breath. It wasn’t her – she had died. He couldn’t pinpoint the cause of the desperate cry. Only an RV across the parking lot joined him in the desolate rest stop. An army of trees surrounded the area, standing guard. A second shriek pulled his attention back to the motor home. He fumbled for the door handle in the darkness, his fingers finally gripping the cool metal.

Want to find out more about what happens to Tad on his stop in this dark rest area and the adventures and danger that await him? Check out “The Eleventh Hour” by Julie Clements, available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as an e-book for only $1.99.Image