Happily Ever Afters Are Just A Book Away

Happily Ever Afters Are Just A Book Away

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Daily Dose - Cast of Gambling on the Outlaw

A while back, I did a post on casting your book. Leading up to the release of Gambling on the Outlaw (only 6 days away...eeep!), I thought it might fun to show you the cast of the book.

Isaac Collins is our hero. He's dark and brooding with a shady past. He's been a Civil War soldier, a hired gun, and a cowboy.

This is the model for Isaac. He doesn't look very cowboyish, but the face and hair were what I was going for.

I don't know who this guy is, but he's the model for Isaac

Beth Caldwell is the heroine. She's a gambler's widow who has settled down in Palmer, Nevada to make a life for herself following her husband's death. She's feisty and independent. She works as a midwife.

Again, I have no idea who this is, but she's always been my model for Beth

Clay Dearborn is the antagonist. He's the local cattle baron who wants Beth's land, and who's managed to place the blame on Isaac for a stagecoach robbery and murder of the passengers. Clay's not a nice man.

Clay Dearborn
Clay Dearborn

Although Frank's dead, he plays a large part in Beth's past. He was her first love. He was a gambler and card sharp--smooth, charismatic, clever. In this pic NPH isn't dressed in period clothes, he's still how I imagine Frank.

Frank Caldwell

Silas Devol is a gambler from Frank and Beth's past who shows up to collect on a debt Frank owed him. I imagine him as squatter and rounder than this, but this pic is good for the overall character.

Silas Devol
Silas Devol

Gil Dawson is the sheriff who's pretty much in Clay Dearborn's back pocket.

Gil Dawson
Gil Dawson
Because she knows what it's like to be an outsider, Beth has taken in some of the misfit women in town who don't fit anywhere else. Daisy is an ex-prostitute. She'll be the heroine of book three.

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Daisy Meadows

Lydia is the school teacher who was abandoned at the alter. She'll be the heroine of book two.

Lydia Templeton

Nellie is a Paiute woman was raped by a white man and left pregnant. She'll be the heroine of book four.

Lemhi-Shoshone woman and descendant of Sacajawea, Willow Jack, wrapped in a striped wool trade blanket at the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho. Marilyn Angel Wynn photography
Nellie Howling Wolf

That's it! Those are the major players, some of whom will be back in book two (which releases in October, btw).


1 comment:

  1. Love to see how the characters look from the author's perspective!