Keeping House Character Gallery: The Homestead #2 Aubrey and Betty

Now that you’ve met the Hunters, the Memory Haints, and the Medicaments, it’s time to take a look at who lives on the Homestead with Cent. Meet Cent’s cousin Aubrey Rhodes and her best friend, Betty Holub.

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 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 her family, some are queer, but just as many are allies.

On to the gallery.

Name: Betty Holub

Age: 45 (B: 1973)

Point of Origin: Portland, Maine

Sexuality: heterosexual

Gender Identity: transwoman

Pronouns: she/her

Profession: physical medium, seamstress

Girlfriend to: Pyre (fire)

Quote: “What sort of half-rotted, haunted, hillbilly hell is this place?”


Name: Aubrey Rhodes

Age: 28 (B: 1998)

Point of Origin: Johnson City, Tennessee

Sexuality: gay

Gender Identity: cis

Pronouns: he/him

Profession: pediatric nurse practitioner, caul healer

Married to: Rayne (water)

Quote: “Good grief, you’re a mess. But you’re gonna be okay.”


What’s next? Tomorrow you’ll meet Jenner, the homestead’s contract carpenter and his firey spouse, Flick.

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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