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When I first developed Dr. Samantha Owens as a character, I always told people she looked like Natalie Portman. Before I spun her off into her own series, she was a character in my Taylor Jackson novels, so we’re talking almost a decade of mentally imagining this woman.Visit J.T. Ellison's website, or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.
While I was writing What Lies Behind, I realized I was wrong. She doesn’t look like Natalie Portman. She looks like… Samantha. She has become so much her own person that I don’t need the prompt of a face to make her come alive.
It was an exciting revelation. So many of my characters have their own worlds, their own lives, and it’s easy to find people I think would...[read on]
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