Saturday, April 11, 2015

The A to Z of WOVEN Characters: J is for Jilia!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

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J is for Jilia

Arguably Nels's most devoted friend (and self-proclaimed squire), Jilia is a bright young girl with short brown hair and eyes. She won't put up with any flak. Being raised in a pear orchard by her father and five older brothers, Jilia is often mistaken as a boy, and she can hit harder than most. She wants nothing more than to see Nels become the knight he's always wanted to be.
 
Monday: K for King Lennart


I'm David, and "you will come to the festival, won't you?"

19 comments:

  1. I like her! She's adorable and spunky. :)

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  2. What a fun character! She sounds great.

    So sorry to hear about your friend Tina. We have lost a few friends along the way, and that's always tough. Tributes are such a great way to honor those who are no longer with us.

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  3. She was one of my favorite characters :)

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  4. Loved Jilia. By the way I think you mean pear orchard. I now have a Kindle copy of the book.

    Great pic once again dear dragon.

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  5. I like that Jilia. Give her some good scenes!
    Play off the Page

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  6. If I had five older brothers, I think I would have to hit harder than most, too. ;)

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  7. Yes! That sounds like my kind of character :)

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  8. Everyone needs a Jilia in their lives. She sounds like someone who will stick by you

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  9. Hi David - Jilia sounds a real tomboy with a fearsome punch ... I wouldn't mind being raised in a pear orchard! Father Dragon's picture depicts her exactly .. cheers Hilary

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  10. Sounds like a good companion to have on your side.

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  11. She's got a sparkle in her eye in that drawing!

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  12. I'm sorry for the loss of a great mentor.

    Jilia is represents our modern women. A salute.

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  13. I like Jilia and her name. The illustration captures her personality. I miss Tina:(

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  14. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge 2015!
    Great post. I'm following you on your listed social media sites.
    @JLenniDorner

    Looks like a great character.

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  15. Love looking through the characters you've posted. Looking forward to the rest of the alphabet. :)

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  16. I actually felt bad for Jilia seeing as she had feeling for Nels.

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  17. I pictured her looking like an older Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. So Al's drawing is pretty spot on for me.

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  18. Sounds like she's got gumption, which is a wonderful quality to have!

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