In this week's "Meet My Characters" blog linkup, I'm going to give you a little more insight into a ROAM fan favorite.
Benny, the Werehuahua
Benny is a staple in the ROAM series and such a fun character. I feel his enthusiasm really jumps off the page. Most readers tell me that he's their favorite (Beside those who have fallen for Dacey, of course. haha).
Technically, Benny would be a "reverse" Werehuahua. Yes, it's exactly as it sounds. He began life as a chihuahua, found himself cursed, and now becomes a human every day and reverts back to his natural form every night (No full moon necessary.).
For being a cursed creature, Benny is actually extremely positive and joyful. I think he views his condition as more of a blessing than a curse and is actually kind of worried of it ever breaking.
I've had Benny's character in my back pocket for some time. Originally, he was a silly little thing that I created for a Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG (Throwback Thursday, much?) over a decade ago and I always knew that I wanted to use him in an original story. He finally found a forever home in ROAM. (Fun Fact: He and an early version of Ethan Roam both came from that RPG. They met when Ethan walked in on a guy [Benny] drinking out of a toilet. haha)
In the series, he becomes both Dr. Grady Hunter's pet and employee (depending on his physical state). He befriends Ethan and considers himself a loyal protector of his small misfit family. Unless food is involved. Then it's every man(dog) for himself.
(Ethan & Benny illustration by Whimsy and Noir)
Where does he go from here?
Benny will be traveling soon. You'll have to read HUNTER for more clarity on that. :)
Thanks for reading! Also, a quick update:
I now have an official website and will soon be importing my blog. I'll be sure to let you all know when it's up and running over there.