Facebook Friday

One of my current writing projects has been ongoing since 2008: I created Facebook pages for the core characters in my fiction. My two novels (Meeting Dennis Wilson and You Don’t Think She Is) are both set in the 1970s. The characters’ Facebook pages, as with several other stories and projects I’ve written, bring this core group of characters into the present day and middle age.

Note that these pages are “live” on Facebook, and people can interact with them. While some of the people on the characters’ friends lists are readers, many of them are people who, I’m pretty certain, are not aware that they are interacting with fictional characters (this in spite of a disclaimer on each characters’ page that they are, in fact, fictional characters).

When you see pixelated names or profile photos, these are REAL people whose names and faces I’ve obscured.

Each Friday, I will present a few screenshots from the previous week’s Facebook character activity. I hope you enjoy FACEBOOK FRIDAY!

Since this week’s FACEBOOK FRIDAY is the first ever, I am using this week’s posts as an introduction.

From my novels, Margo, Christy, Brian, Marty and Kathy are on Facebook. Joining them is Christy’s grown daughter Maura, Brian’s grown “little sister” Rita, a former student of Brian’s named Rae, and (most recently) Maura’s five-year-old daughter Eva.

Margo is now married to Brian…

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…while Christy is married to Marty, with an 11-year-old daughter, Marguerite Katherine (Maggie Kay).

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Kathy is single and works as a nurse for a holistic healthcare clinic…

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…Brian is a music professor at a central PA college…

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…and Christy’s daughter Maura lives in Stowe, Vermont, where she is married to a woman attorney named Tanya Henderson, and has two kids: Eva and Mikey.

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Oh. Did I mention that Margo has a son whom she raised as a single mom (Tony), and that Brian and Margo have a daughter, Rebecca Christine Pressley, aka Becca, who’s 15 years old (16 in May 2016, so learner’s permit time is coming soon).

Becca is musical like her dad, and plays drums in a punk band called Cherry Spill…

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Margo recently left a long-time job in the counseling office of a central Pennsylvania high school to work as a counselor in a private psychology practice…

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Kathy’s fiance Richie sells advertising on restaurant placemats. This job enables him to work two out of seven days of the week, and also to write off meals in diners…

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In some fundamental ways, parenthood has changed neither Brian nor Margo…

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This past week, Maura and her family added another child: a shelter cat named Spot.

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I should also mention that Kathy and Richie live right across the mountain from Margo and Brian…

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Check this blog every Friday for Facebook Friday! And…

Want to join in ? Become a member of the Facebook group WELCOME TO QUAKER VALLEY, PA. 

Facebook cover QV PA group 01Interact with the characters and become part of the story!

What could be more exciting? A lot of things.

But come join in anyway!

Click here for more information.







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