Introducing New Characters in a Series

When writing a series, especially one that’s a fan favorite, the story can become stale after a time. Everyone knows the characters. They’ve become almost predictable in how they’ll react. Their mission is usually the same, overcome a problem. How does one avoid this predictability? Have you considered introducing new members to the team? Of course, you will wonder just how to do that.

The Canoples Investigations team is always willing to do what it takes to get the job done. They’re teens with a mission and they usually stumble on trouble that make them wonder how their lives got turned upside down. In this new addition to the series, BD discovers trouble unfolding far from Canoples Station during his misadventure in Canoples Investigations Exposes Space Dodger. Now, we learn the story of Corina Amberchuck and her friends aboard Starship Lyre, as that crew searches for survivors from Mother Ship.

Mother Ship destroyed.  Innumerable losses.  A mysterious invitation.  Problems at every turn.  And the threat of returning violence.

Corina Amberchuck refuses to believe her parents are responsible for the loss of Mother Ship. When no one will help her prove that she’s right, she reaches out on a memorized band width, connecting with the infamous BD Bradford for help.

We left Earth long after the evacuation. No one would come ever again to save those left on the severely polluted planet. The original departure had happened so long ago that I had not yet been born, even though Believers tried to make all of us think that it was only a decade earlier.

Eleven years have passed since the day Mother Ship and her escorts escaped Earth. I am now sixteen, ready to step up for my training, but still a year or so exists before I can do that. All that is my responsibility these days is to do the best job possible furnishing sustenance for those who live on the ships, and keep an eye out for Believers.

Those on these ships with me were once Believers. My parents were actually leaders with that group—citizens of Earth who thought the governments were wrong about abandoning the planet, wrong about vaccinations, wrong about everything. Turns out those who stayed behind were the ones that had the wrong idea, and most of us paid a heavy price.

My name is Corina. I am not now nor have I ever been a Believer, even though most on this ship and every other craft in our flotilla think that. Even my parents imagine that I followed the same strictures and edicts that they did.

About the K.C. Sprayberry

Born and raised in Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, K.C. Sprayberry spent years traveling the United States and Europe while in the Air Force before settling in northwest Georgia. A new empty nester with her husband of more than twenty years, she spends her days figuring out new ways to torment her characters and coming up with innovative tales from the South and beyond.

She’s a multi-genre author who comes up with ideas from the strangest sources. Those who know her best will tell you that nothing is safe or sacred when she is observing real life. In fact, she considers any situation she witnesses as fair game when plotting a new story.

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