Keeping House Character Gallery: Hunters 6-9

King critical or king positive? The choice will save or end your immortal life. Character gallery: Hunters 6-9;  Meet Maidie, Tsula, Kenzie, Eddie, and Weeds.

 I’ve redesigned my website in somewhat coordination with the upcoming release of Keeping House and want to share my first post in a highly-visual series of character designs, beginning with a few of the Hunter fey. Ignore their expressions or lack thereof and try to read what’s beneath that, if you’re able. Or, if you think you understand fey, you know they hide beneath expressions: disdain, neutrality, or distant amusement might cloak happiness, ill intent, or something even more sinister. The rest… well, read their bios and try to discern if they’re King Critical or King Positive, but choose carefully. Your life might be at stake.

Keeping House: An Appalachian Paranormal Fantasy, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series will be released on July 8th, 2019, and in preparation for the release, I’m sharing  the first installment in my characters gallery, my rogues’ gallery of sorts (seriously, many of them warrant the title of rogue) in groups of 2-6. The overall gallery is very much a labor of love. It’s where I’ve gone when I didn’t know what came next, what one my of my characters might be thinking, how they might react. It’s where I’ve been honing my design skills for the past year.

Beside each character image, you’ll learn a bit about them, including their ages, occupations, gender identity and sexuality. Why the last two? Well, Keeping House is queer fantasy as much as it’s Appalachian Fantasy, meaning the main character, Cent Rhodes is queer and many but certainly not all of her friends identify somewhere along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. As for the Hunters… Yes, a lot of them identify as queer if only because King Dane is drawn to those like herself, meaning queer people.


Name: Tsula Gow

Age:  434 (B: 1585)

Point of Origin: North Carolina coast

Sexuality: predator vs prey

Gender Identity: queer

Pronouns: he/him

Relationship Status: every other Hunter knows better

Occupation: gatekeeper

Quote: “I know my place ’round here well enough.”


Name: Kenzie Gow

Age: 175 (B: 1844)

Point of Origin: Embreeville, Tennessee

Sexuality: Gay

Gender Identity: Cis

Pronouns: he/him

Occupation: ironworker and welder

Partnered with: Balgair Gow

Quote: “But I was gonna share him with Balgair.”


Name: Eddie Gow

Age: 100 (B: 1919)

Point of Origin: Greeneville, Tennessee

Sexuality: Gay

Gender Identity: Cis

Pronouns: he/him

Married to/ Partnered with:

Occupation: ironworker, welder, bookkeeper

Quote: “It’s fun.”



Name: Weeds Gow

Age: 45 (B: 1974)

Point of Origin: Los Angeles, California

Sexuality: Bisexual

Gender Identity: Cis

Pronouns: he/him

Married to: Dotty Gow, involved w/ Tucker Gow

Occupation: ironworker, welder, drug dealer

Quote: “Can I have my joint back?”


Want to read more about the characters in Keeping House? Tomorrow I’ll be sharing three more Hunters: Conall, Bea, and Brinn.


Right now, the ebook version of Cleaning House, the first installment in the Appalachian Elementals series, is available for only $.99, so get your copy now.

Cleaning House is available at Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and most other ebook retailers.

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