Character Association

Notes: Just a little background about ’90 Miles to Freedom’

’90 Miles to Freedom’ is more than just a journey in a story. It was a journey for myself as well. It took me nearly two years to write before starting the editing process. The idea came to me while our family was vacationing in Florida. I woke up at 4am with a vivid dream and I didn’t bring my notebook, grrrr.

What was I to do? If I didn’t write it down, I wouldn’t remember it in the morning. So, I did what I had to do… I fumbled around in the dark, half asleep and found a pen and a small business card, then scribbled what I could remember (with the lights off). I didn’t know if I would be able to read any of it in the morning. I was surprised with how much fit on that small card, and I still have it to this day.

After vacation, the dream remained with me and it pulled at me to do something about it. But what? I had to do something. And with that thought… I started writing. A lot of research went into this book and a part of me with it. I wrote several scenes while listening to my iPod. When I wrote one particular scene, I listened to a certain song at least 50 times. In my mind this book has a soundtrack and a full cast of celebrities.

Let’s start with the celebrities first. I love character association :)

The main character is Collin Scott. In my dream I saw Leonardo DiCaprio. Who doesn’t dream about him? But since then, I also see James Franco. Let’s compare the two (it’s sooo hard to choose)… Sigh.
Now let me show you Collin’s parents: George and Betty Scott.
I see Kevin Costner and Diane Lane :)
Ok. Now let me show you who I see for Collin’s little brother, Joey Scott.
I see… Zac Efron… I know some of you are swooning :)
Now let me show you Collin’s fiance, Morgan, the beautiful nurse.
This is my daughter :-)
Ok… Let me show you who I see as one of Collin’s enemies… Pello. BUT I can also see him as Perez! I see Pello or Perez as none other than the totally awesome Johnny Depp…. Sigh.
Does anyone remember him in ’21 Jump Street’? I do… I watched it every single week when the series was on T.V. and I loved it :)
Book Soundtrack
The first song in my mind is at the end of chapter four:
Landing In London by 3 Doors Down & Bob Seger
When Collin looks at Morgan on the yacht: I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You by Tom Waits
When Collin sees his parents dancing: Cigarettes and Coffee by Otis Redding
When Collin is on his boat with all of his drunken friends: Lonely Is The Night by Billy Squier

When Collin is talking to his Mom: I’ve Got Dreams To Remember by Otis Redding
After Collin finished talking with his Mom: These Are The Days by Van Morrison
The last chapter of the book: A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke
After ’90 Miles to Freedom’ is released, I’ll be posting an excerpt from the book, that was removed. It’s a funny scene with Collin and his friends on his fishing boat.
KC Hilton

KC Hilton

K.C. is a wife, mother and entrepreneur. She self-published the award-winning Finkleton series and My Name is Rapunzel under the pseudonym K.C. Hilton. She currently resides in the great state of Kentucky with her amazing husband and spoiled dog. K.C.’s husband refers to her as Hobbit size and claims that she is “nuttier than a fruit cake.” She owns a complete set of pink tools, believes in aliens and secretly wants to become a badass ninja. In her spare time, she can be found daydreaming about leaving work early to eat chocolate and drink wine. Sometimes her dreams come true.

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