When I first came up with Consuela, I wasn’t sure how she was going to turn out. But Consuela (if one of my most unusual) is also one of my most charismatic heroines. Her friendship with Miss Plummer isn’t all there is to her. She is a rather tough person who’s lived on the streets and pulled herself up to working in a popular salon for tourists all on her own without any help. Because of her past, she’s a very shrewd judge of character. Consuela isn’t shy about sharing her opinions with those who are more socially advantaged aka, people with more money, people with more education, and people for whom she works. But there’s a lot she keeps to herself too.
Consuela doesn’t go for a rude, punk look. She acts very cute—someone’s stereotyped idea of a pretty and poor young woman with a ribbon in her hair. And she never feels that she can’t handle a situation even if there’s a lot going against her. This is a quality that might surprise people, since she, like Sam Weller, is so snarky and outspoken. Actually, almost everything she does is orchestrated and planned to look spontaneous. But that’s a good thing, because she often uses it to help others, like the EC women she stumbles into.
She’s a bit of a romantic too, although she struggles to admit it. Not only a romantic about love—though her romance barely gets off the ground for a while because she and her boyfriend constantly fight—but a believer in friendship, loyalty, and good relationships. Even though she hasn’t had many friends and seems to have had pretty bad parents, she is never sour or bitter. She is plucky and always believes in other people just a little bit. (Not that she shows it until they’ve proven themselves.)
Consuela isn’t a person that’s easy to be friends with. But if you can pass the test, she’s a very rewarding person to know.
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7 books published and 3 more on the way. Farmer's daughter, Star Wars fan, loves to read rather than talk about reading. Always has time to finish her WIP.