Oracle Characters: Val Ferrel

Val is the oracle, a psychic medium connected to a gate separating the living world from the afterlife. She’s balancing a new life in the Bay Area after suffering a career-ending incident as a consultant to the Boston police department, but it’s not all wine and roses.

Val Ferrel

This uncredited photo inspired our Val (really, if you’re her, please let us know so we can credit), we gave her lots of flaws and strong opinions.

Now that you’re the oracle, what’s the most challenging aspect of your job?

(She tips her head to the side and gives us a little bit of a side-eye.) Is this a trick question? Continue reading “Oracle Characters: Val Ferrel”

Oracle Characters: Philippe Toussaint

(Our name, K. J. Garnet, is the pseudonym of writing partners, Kelly and Jenni.)

Philippe is the French-Canadian head of security for the psychic bureau known as the Agency. People fooled by his lax demeanor learn the hard way; he’s damn good at what he does and isn’t afraid of overstepping bureaucratic controls. If you want to shock your granny with filthy French-Canadian swearwords or study how to deal with gunfire and/or assassination attempts, Philippe’s your man. If you’re a woman, bring your armor or your flirting A-game for all that formidable, careless charm. Just don’t expect you’ll be the one to catch him.

We had our inspiration for Philippe early on, Swedish actor and author, Jonas Karlsson, (along with 10/90 probability he’d be flattered vs. us enrolling in the Federal Witness Protection Program):

Philippe Toussaint

So, let’s ask Philippe some questions. After all, what could possibly go wrong?

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