I enjoyed creating all of the characters for Turn Two, especially the following three. They are strong, loving mothers, each of whom had to come to terms with their own truth:
Esther is a natural beauty who never wore much makeup.
Although heavier now, her hourglass figure and kind disposition
attracted the attention of many willing to keep her company while
Frank was otherwise engaged. One admirer in particular was the
freckled face mail carrier, on their route for a number of years.
Neighbors speculated that they were involved because their mail
was delivered to the box, but Esther’s hand delivered whenever she
was home. Esther enjoyed their conversations and his attention more
than she cared to admit.
They are an attractive family. Traci inherited her striking eyes
from her father and her stature, natural grace and charm from her
mother, Karen, who has the svelte figure of a much younger woman.
Karen took a break in logging the lineup on her scorecard and
lowered her reading glasses to the tip of her nose. “So dear? What’s
going on? You seem a bit sad.”
“Amazing, Mother. I just got here and already you know that.”
“I’m your mother. Now what happened?”
Traci shamefully confessed what she said to Jackie. Karen
concurred she was wrong, but concluded she was sure that Jackie
would soon come around
“Well, Mom, what do you have to say?” Cameron asked
Dominique, a tall and curvaceous size 12 commanding beauty. She
looked as sophisticated as her demeanor in a two-piece champagne
colored St. John knit. Her shoulder length reddish-brown hair was
loosely curled to add volume because it was thinning as she aged.
She considered wearing all black, and a veil, but realized her unkind
intent would have been too obvious.
Tina Denise was born and raised in Southern California. She is married and has two wonderful children, a son who is a professional athlete and an academically talented daughter. She has enjoyed a long career in commercial real estate and is an avid sports enthusiast, both which serve as the backdrop for her debut novel.