Travis is one of those characters who took on a life of his own after I created him. I originally intended for him to be a menacing teenager who torments his younger brother and sister. But that wasn’t meant to be. Instead, he turned out to be a misunderstood young man who is a complete misfit in his family and in north Louisiana. He represents much of how I felt as a teen. There is a lot of me in him. Marcus is the chief protagonist, but Travis became my favorite character. I honestly think I could kill off Marcus before I could ever kill Travis! There is much ahead for him, and I can see myself writing about him as a 40 year old man twenty-plus years from now.