I often receive fan mail asking what happened to my characters after the book ended. Answer: I don't know.
They're not real people. And I haven't written anything else about them. So I usually just ask what the reader thinks happened to them. This is where fan fiction comes from, isn't it? Kinda cool having other people continue the stories I started.
But after reading my kids' yearbooks where students are awarded things like "Most Likely to Succeed," I decided that though a future isn't written for my characters, I could guess which direction they might head. I give you, my award-winning characters:
Most likely to start her own law firm--Holly Fontaine (Presumed Dead)
Most likely to start a church--Dave Lake (Finding Love at the Oregon Coast)
Most likely to start a prison ministry--Alex Pierce (False Security in Love on the Run anthology)
Most likely to win an Oscar--Emily Van Arsdale (Finding Love in Sun Valley)
Most likely to win a Pulitzer--CJ Sinclair (Finding Love in Park City)
Most likely to win The Apprentice--Josh Lake (Finding Love in Big Sky)
Most likely to win an Olympic medal--Sam Lake (Finding Love in Park City)
Most likely to become a chef--Christina Lovejoy (Finding Love at the Oregon Coast)
Most likely to become a party planner--Jacqueline James (The Princess and the P.I.)
Most likely to become a missionary to Haiti--Isabelle Lancaster (The Food Fight Professional)
Most likely to become a photographer for National Geographic--Genevieve Wilson (Finding Love in Eureka)
Most likely to travel around the world in 80 days--Matt Lake (Finding Love in Eureka)
Most likely to run off with the circus--Joey Michaels (The Water Fight Professional)
Most likely to run a covert op--Preston Tyler (Presumed Dead)
Most likely to ride a motorcycle to Key West--Beau Ryan (The Princess and the P.I.)
Most likely to kayak race--Tracen Lake (Finding Love in Sun Valley)
Most likely to barrel race--Paisley Sheridan (Finding Love in Big Sky)
Most likely to adventure race--Laney Winters (False Security)
Most likely to get his counseling degree--Eric Austin (Lighten Up)
Most likely to star in fitness videos--Bethany Light (Lighten Up)
Most likely to start a coffee shop/tea house in a small Midwest town with a frenemy and solve mysteries on the side--Tandy Brandt and Marissa Alexander (A Caffeine Conundrum, coming Oct '18)
Jim is home from work today, so I told him about this blog. He said, "What award are you giving to yourself?"
"None," I replied. "What award would you give me?"
"Most likely to give out awards."
So there you go.
Have you ever won an award like this? Which of the awards above would you be most likely to receive?