Blogger Book Fair Characters and their Careers: Kathleen Lutter

Wild Point Island, by Kathleen Lutter

Today we welcome Kathleen Lutter, author of Wild Point Island. Kathleen sheds interesting light on how careers impact the characters in her book. Kathleen is also giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card the week of the Blogger Book Fair. See the directions at the bottom of her post to enter into her drawing.

Wild Point Island is about a girl obsessed with reclaiming a life she lost.

For the first ten years of her life, Ella Pattenson was happy. She and her twin sister were living on an island off the coast of North Carolina. But when her father was imprisoned and she was banished from the island, she vowed to reunite her parents. The vow drove her to become a chemist, drove her to develop a magic elixir which she not only envisioned as a bargaining tool to win her father’s freedom, but which she also knew would enable her revenant father to live off the island.  She does this at great sacrifice to her own personal career path. Her obsession with developing a specific potion causes her to lose her job because she’s inappropriately using the company’s resources.

My father was very much like the character of Ella in Wild Point Island. He wasn’t a chemist; he was an engineer, but he had a laboratory in our basement and would spend hours there working on his inventions. Later he started his own company to market his inventions. He was obsessed and driven to follow his dream.

Ella is no ordinary girl. She is half human and half revenant, a descendant of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, English settlers who landed in North Carolina 400 years ago, believed by the modern world to have perished. But they left Roanoke and resettled on Wild Point Island where, struggling to survive, they ate a native plant, which transformed them physiologically into another life form—a revenant. They now have immortality, but at a cost. They must remain on the island.

Ella is determined to rescue her father from prison and reunite him with her mother who lives on the mainland in North Carolina. She has no choice but to trust a revenant who befriends her—the hero, Simon Viccars, an architect, who is over 400 years old, who can help her gain access to the island. He, however, wants off the island at all costs. He longs to travel and see the great architectural marvels of the world. In the past he’s used his talents and skills to design the houses on the island to be a special refuge against the sun because revenants need to recharge during the day so they can more efficiently assume human form. Now he promises to help Ella fight the island Council and free her father.

But can she trust him? When Ella realizes that her meeting with Simon was a set-up, and when her negotiations with the Island Council begin to fall apart, she wonders–is Simon in love with her or is she merely his one-way ticket off the island?


Wild Point Island  (blurb)

      Banished from Wild Point Island as a child, Ella Pattenson, a half human-half revenant, has managed to hide her true identity as a descendent of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.  Thought to have perished, the settlers survived but were transformed into revenants–immortal beings who live forever as long as they remain on the island.

      Now, Ella must return to the place of her birth to rescue her father from imprisonment and a soon to be unspeakable death.  Her only hope is to trust a seductive revenant who seems to have ties to the corrupt High Council.  Simon Viccars is sexy and like no man she’s ever met. But he’s been trapped on the island for 400 years and is willing to do almost anything for his freedom.

      With the forces of the island conspiring against her, Ella must risk her father, her heart, and her life on love.

Kate Lutter  (biography) Kathleen Lutter Author Pic

Kate wrote her first novel when she was in eighth grade, but then almost burned her house down when she tried to incinerate her story in the garbage can because she couldn’t get the plot to turn out right. Now, many years later, she lives in NJ with her husband and five cats (no matches in sight) and spends her days writing, traveling the world, and hanging out with her four wild sisters. She is happy to report that her debut novel, Wild Point Island, the first in a series, has just been published by Crescent Moon Press. She is busy writing the sequel and her weekly travel blog entitled Hot Blogging with Chuck, which features her very snarky and rascally almost famous cat.

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  1. Alyssa Auch   •  

    I love the book cover! Very pretty! And I totally judge a book by it’s cover. I can’t help it. :p

  2. Kate Lutter   •  

    Alyssa, I, too, fell completely in love with my cover when I first saw it, and the really magnificent thing was that the cover exactly captured the details of the story. The very Victorian dwelling is the Blue Dolphin Inn where the revenants pass through on their way from the island to the mainland and you can see at the bottom of the cover the antique decanter of elixir that plays such an important part in the story. Take care. Kate

  3. Kate Lutter   •  

    Lily, thanks so much for hosting me on your site. It was so much fun to talk about Ella and her career as a chemist and her obsession with reuniting her parents together. She is one driven girl and was so much fun to write!!!!

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