Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Stella O'Clare AKA All American Girl
Stella O'Clare AKA All American Girl, is the main character of my book Women of Power. Stella is the daughter of an immortal Amazon and a Greek demigod. As a child, she was exiled from Mount Olympus for being unable to get along with the other children, landing on Earth in Chicago's O'Clare Blvd. She's intelligent, sarcastic, and quick to anger.
All American Girl has super strength, invulnerability, and the ability to fly. She is immune to poison, disease, and any form of magic. Like all superheroes, she want to help mankind, but being a hero is also a business. She wants to be the star of her own superhero magazine and to reach the top ten of the New York Times Superhero list.
As the story begins, Stella is having a particularly rough time as she has recently broken up with her boyfriend, the super superhero Perihelion. To make matters worse, while Stella has been moping around after the breakup, Perry has immediately taken up with Omega Girl.
I loved writing All American Girl. She is both a parody and an homage to my favorite heroes from the comics.