I want my readers to be able to connect in a real way with my characters. Patrick O'Malley and his wife Molly, own and work very hard to make a living with their Pub. Nick is a lawyer and his wife Maggie is a foreman at Mason Kord's construction company. Abby works in a Bridal Shop, Bridget at the Library. Noah is a professor at the local university.
Of course, you won't know who all these people are if you haven't read my books and that's okay. The point is they are ordinary in the sense that they are part of a family and a community. They raise their children, work, pay bills, and struggle with life's unexpected calamities. Above all, they love.
Occasionally, my female characters will cause a bit of trouble and get their bottoms spanked, and that is a little out of the ordinary in today's world, but it's great fun to write and I hope, fun to read.