Meet My Main Character

I’m joining in the Meet My Main Character blog hop, in which I answer a few questions about my main character and pass the baton on to two or three other writers. I had a little problem with the latter, as you’ll see later.

I was tagged by fellow Crooked Cat author, Michela O’Brien, whose latest novel, A Summer of Love, was released in January 2013.

What is the name of the main character? Is she real or fictitious?

Esty Sherman. She is fictitious. The name Esty is short for Esther.

When and where is the story set?

This is a contemporary story that takes place over about four months in Jerusalem, apart from a brief trip to London.

What should we know about Esty?

Esty was born and brought up within the closed haredi community. But she has long felt she didn’t belong there and has decided to leave everything and everyone she knew and start afresh.

What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?

Contacts with people from her former life make her current life very hard. She is finding it hard enough to acclimatise to new ways of life without constant reminders from the past.

What is Esty’s goal?

To become part of her new world and to become a permanent part of Mark’s life. At least, these are Esty’s goals for most of the time.

What is the book’s title?

Neither Here Nor There, because Esty is no longer a member of her old community but still feels she doesn’t completely belong  in the world she has chosen.


As I mentioned, I had a problem finding people to continue with this. All the ones I asked had either done it before or were much too busy.

If you would like to answer these questions, please let me know. I will edit this post to tag you, and you can post your answers next week.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

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