Meet My Character

This blog post is all thanks to fellow SCBWI author Rebecca Colby. She asked me to take part in the MEET MY CHARACTER BLOG HOP.


I've chosen to introduce you to my next Ever So character - please welcome Master Daniel O'Dowd....

This will be the fourth book in the Ever So series. Exciting!


So, on with the questions (and my answers).


1. What is the name of your character? Is he a fictional or historic person?


Daniel O'Dowd is totally made up. He is NOT based on anyone I know, past or present. I am unanimous in that proclamation. (Although I'm sure lots of you may know a Daniel or two out there).


2. When and where is the story set?


The tale takes place, as do all the Ever So stories, in the fictional town of Hamilton Shady - right now!


3. What should we know about your character?




4. What is his main conflict? What messes up his life?


He's too noisy! People are wary of him. Even the animals at the zoo have to take evasive action. 


5. What is his personal goal?


I suppose to show that shouting can be good. At least, he learns there are times when it's OK, when he has the chance to be a hero, but there are also times when it's definitely best to be quiet.


6. What is the working title of the book? Can we read more about it?


Daniel O'Dowd Was Ever So Loud. My publisher's catalogue description states :


Daniel O'Dowd is so loud he doesn't listen to others. When a comet is heading towards Hamilton Shady Daniel has to help the town's mad Professor using his supersonic voice, but if he doesn't listen to instructions things are going to end badly!


7. When will it be published?


The book is due out next January with Maverick Arts Publishing.




That's it. You've met Daniel O'Dowd! Good thing he wasn't speaking for himself.

Thank you for reading and thank you to Rebecca for asking me. It's been fun. You can read all about her character, Delia the rather persistent witch, here.


I've tagged some more children's writers to continue this blog hop. 


First of all -


Jenny Heap


Jenny is a fellow member of Storyvine - a Warwickshire based group of children's writers who met at Warwick Words Festival in 2012 and now meet up every two or three weeks to help each other further their work. I know quite a few of Jenny's characters, but have no idea who she's going to tell you about. Maybe it'll be one I haven't met yet!


I've also tagged fellow SCBWI author -

Alice Hemming.


She has a picture book coming out in September....but whether she'll choose to introduce you to that character I really haven't a clue!


Good luck, girls.

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Rebecca Colby (Monday, 07 July 2014 14:44)

    Great post, Julie, and congratulations on your forthcoming book! I look forward to getting to know Daniel even better in January! :)

  • #2

    Marcia Strykowski (Monday, 07 July 2014 22:32)

    Daniel O'Dowd sounds wonderful--can't wait to meet him!

  • #3

    Romelle Broas (Thursday, 10 July 2014 01:27)

    How fun! I enjoyed getting to know Daniel O' Dowd, Julie. Thanks to Rebecca, I found your site!

  • #4

    Julie Fulton (Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:02)

    Thanks everyone. Glad you all like Daniel. This was a great blog to do!