I'm currently working on my fifth novel, all of which feature the same main characters. There are four kids in the family, so different books key in on a particular kid(s) as the main character, but nonetheless, I use the same characters repeatedly. I've found that I've developed an attachment to the characters and feel comfortable writing about them. I feel as if I know them and it's almost as if they've become old friends in some respects. I have other plans that will involve using other characters in the future, but I still see myself continuing to use the Taylors for some time. What drives you in your selection of characters?