A Thousand Screaming Rabbits is in need of a female character. Alasdair needs this. To be honest though, I don’t have a lot of experience in writing lead female characters.
Is that because I am a male? Perhaps.
I did write a short story once that had two female protagonists. Oh joy. But, like I said, it was brief, the pair killing themselves in its conclusion (hey, I can kill them well enough. Woo! Death to the female!). My novella, A Mindful Rendition, had a couple of female characters, but they were in no way substantial.
Despite the inexperience, or shortcomings, or dislike of the way in which they whine and bitch and throw their hair about, I still need to create one. A solid one. A character every bit as important as Alasdair and Shamus.
And no, this character will not be named “Jakeina Kilroy.”
Perhaps someone like this: