Hello again!

Today is a very, very special day. Why, you ask? IT’S ZENIA’S BIRTHDAY!!!

Now, if you are thinking, “Who in the world is Zenia, and why should I care when she was born?”, then I shall inform you!! (And if you already know, please bear with me.)

Zenia Curser, daughter of Josiah and Meribah Curser, is one of the protagonists in my first book, Mark of the Corripian. Her birthday is December 3, 2709–Wow, that’s a long time from now!! Yes, well, MotC is set quite a few centuries in the future. But I shall write about that later. Today is all about Zenia!

Zenia is an only child, born in the first colony of Solum, which is the eastern country on Macathia (the planet on which MotC is based). Zenia is seventeen when the story begins and like nearly everyone else on Macathia, Zenia possesses a superhuman Ability–hers allows her to move at lightening speeds without tiring. She has a very kind, nurturing personality, though in some cases can be seen as somewhat naïve (but don’t hold it against her–she’s had a very sheltered life!). She is rather quick to trust others, even after being betrayed by those closest to her.

At the beginning of the book, you learn that her father died four years prior, and she struggles throughout the story to cope with his death. From the way she handles this and the murder she witnesses, you can see the way she responds to death–she dwells on the moment, unable to let it go or to forgive herself for not doing something to help.

Now, from that description, she kind of sounds like a flower-picking pansy who cries when a ladybug gets stepped on. She’s not that pathetic. She does have her moments of strength in the first book, mostly when she is helping someone else–this is when her true courage reveals itself. She will go through great lengths to protect others, whether she knows them or not. This was how her father raised her–to treat every human life as special and worthy. Zenia upholds her father’s teachings, and longs to do everything in her power to make him proud and to honor him.

Well, that about sums it up for tonight! I hope you enjoyed the mini description of Zenia Curser. She’s a fun one! (:

Farewell to all,

B.H. Parker

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” -John 15:13 (NIV)