In my books, I’ve had many of my characters own their own businesses. Whether it’s as a dog-sitter, veterinarian, construction company, financial advisor, rancher, or antique shop, they have the freedom of being their own boss, yet they have the troubles that can come with a business that isn’t necessarily doing the best, or they have to deal with employees, etc.
Jobs in general for my heroes and heroines have included lawyers, construction workers, waitresses, advertising executive, an animal behaviorist, a park ranger and a few others. Upcoming books will feature a wedding cake baker, a movie star, television producer, photographer, documents courier, undercover cop, jewelry maker, and a US Marshall.
Some will require lots of research (I’m thinking especially for the wedding cake baker *grin*) and others will be in the background to shape the character. Either way, I work at keeping them varied, despite always wanting to go back to a job that is easiest for me as an author to deal with.
I’m curious as to what everyone else thinks about the different jobs that heroes and heroines have in books. Do you have favorites? Are there jobs that an author describes that make you laugh? Say ewww? Roll your eyes?
Which ones do you feel are overdone? (You set the book back on the shelf as soon as you read on the back cover that the hero is part of a covert secret agency where no rules apply.)
Which ones would you buy the book no matter what? (You immediately put the book in your cart when you read that the hero is part of a covert secret agency where no rules apply. :-))
What’s the wackiest job that you’d love to read about?
Come on and share!
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Stacey Joy Netzel