Mary-Anne took me a while to figure out… All of my other characters’ personalities came together fairly quickly, but Mary’s eluded me for years.  She had started out as a chainsaw-wielding maniac, but there’s only so many directions that could be taken in.  After that she was more “ambiguously crazy”, then accident-prone and a lumberjack’s daughter, then a handygirl…  by trying to make her fit in with the rest of my characters, I’d ended up making her extremely boring.

Now I’ve taken her back to her roots, more or less.  She’s back to being ambiguously crazy, and with her talk of staking vampires, she may get to use her chainsaw in the future… even if it’s just in her head.