18 - Headstrong and independent. She longs for a more glamorous life as a basketball star, away from Roseyville. Her parents died a few years ago and she lives with her Aunt Rae and cousin Merryn, working in Aunt Rae’s general store on weekends. She wants to overcome her life in Roseyville.
17 - Resourceful and inquisitive. She has recently been awarded a an internship in Sunset City to study journalism. She is more likely than Mitzi to follow the rules. She feels like her mother has neglected her ever since Mitzi came to live with them. She wants validation and approval from her mother and from Mitzi.
35 - Lonely and romantic. She has devoted herself to serving Roseyville by casting spells from the town’s waterfall that protect it from the volcano. She always thought that someone would eventually replace her as the town witch, but these days Roseyville is not a place people want to serve. Although they respect her, the townsfolk are afraid of her and so she lives as an outcast. She wants intimacy. She wants to be with Jagger.
late-30s - Calculating and avaricious. He is the antagonist of the story. He is mayor of Sunset City and up for reelection during an economic downturn. Charismatic and bold, he knows how to gain favor with people and use them to his own advantage. He wants to maintain his power and wealth.
36 - Myopic and self-pitying. He has devoted himself to serving Roseyville as Head of the Town Council, a political position that cost him his relationship with Tarantella. He always thought that someday the town would improve, but instead it’s gotten worse: high unemployment, low wages. He turned to sugar as a way of numbing his anxieties. He loves Tarantella, but hates himself for having turned away from her.
17 - Arrogant and perspicacious. He’s sharp and smooth-talking, the street smarts of an avid gambler and the book smarts of a future investigative reporter. He wants to be respected for his brilliant mind, so when he lost the internship to Merryn, his ego took quite a blow.