Introducing A New Character

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
Hello everyone, I recently started on a new novel and I would like to just share with you a little about the story. First, the book is called the Sacrifice and I want to share with you a little about the main character. His name is Ritchie Nolan and he’s only seventeen-years-old, he’s Caucasian and lives with his mom and older brother in Phoenix Arizona. It is the year 1957 and he has already been through a lot in his young life.
Ritchie is shy around girls and very quiet verbally but his mind is deafening and the story is told from his point of view. His dream is to become a writer and to fall in love someday. He writes short stories and poems and is just trying to get through the year of living dangerously. He has a mom whom is always having financial problems and can hardly keep a job. His brother whom is supposed to be watching out for him, seems to be neglecting him to impress a gang that is trying to recruit him. We’ll see how that goes. He also has a drunken Uncle who likes to take his frustrations out on Ritchie because he lacks the self-confidence and the courage to fight back, that is until his brother’s best friend steps in and oddly enough takes pity on him and teaches him how to fight and stand up for himself so that his Uncle Ben can no longer use him as a punching bag for his own personal amusement. Ritchie is a great kid whom is kind and sensitive and that part of him comes out when he meets Lisa. A black girl that he meets at school. Life is hard for her in the 1950’s due to racism and discrimination. But that