Building Character with Madeline Edwards from Isosceles

Welcome to my blog feature, Building Character in which you get to meet a character from a book. Talking to a character outside of their book is fun! Huge. Amounts. Of fun. 

This week Strands of Thought is host to Madeline Edwards from Isosceles. She is here as part of the Isosceles World of Ink Tour. Welcome to Strands of Thought, Madeline. Tell us a little about yourself and what your life is like.

Hi, my name is Madeline Edwards, but you can call me Maddie if you’d prefer, everyone else does.

Thank you, Maddie. It’s nice to have you. Tell us a little about your life. School, friends…whatever.

I used to be best friends with this kid Sean McIntyre up through middle school, but we haven’t talked in years. I miss him sometimes. He weirded me out though by trying to kiss me after we played a game of MASH. Maybe someday we’ll talk again, I don’t know. Since that day though, I have had trouble trusting anyone, so I don’t exactly have a best friend anymore. I apologize that probably wasn’t the kind of answer you wanted, right?

If you are being honest, then there is never a wrong answer when talking about you. But let’s hear more about Maddie. What is your strongest personality trait?

I am my own person. Always have been. My dad raised me to be independent, though I think secretly he will always think of me as Daddy’s Little Girl.

Ha ha! I laugh because my oldest daughter is exactly the same, an independent daddy’s girl. Is there anything about you that people are always giving you a hard time about? How do you feel about it?

I hit puberty earlier than most girls in my school, and I got really huge boobs way before anyone else even started to develop. Since then I’ve had to try extra hard to make sure people take me seriously. On the plus side though, because of this drive I’m now a shoo-in for the top ten of my graduating class.

What are your three favorite leisure activities?

I really have trouble relaxing, I always feel like there’s something that needs to be done. I guess that’s a byproduct of being raised by a single parent, right?  But, I suppose if I had to choose, I’d say reading, writing poetry, and see now I’m stuck. I really can’t think of a third thing. Sorry.

No problem, we’ll move on to the next question. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Counselor of some sort. I love helping people. I’ve always been that way. My dad says I get that from my mom. He told me she was something called a natural empath and he sees that in me as well. In school, I’m kind of like a poor man’s psychologist listening to people and giving them advice when they needed it or just a shoulder to cry on.

Very admirable. Can you share your three favorite books or movies?

I suppose you think that because I’m a teenage girl I’m going to say Twilight, right? Honestly, I never got into those. I’m just not a fan of stories involving love triangles. I actually prefer historical mysteries like the Cameron Thorne series by David S. Brody. Gotta love stories featuring a New England backdrop written by a local guy since that’s where I hail from, right?

If you could change one thing in this world, what would you change?

I’d wish my mom was still around. I loved her so much. We never really got to spend a lot of time together. I’m afraid that because I was so young when she died, I will forget her completely someday.

I’m sure you won’t, but I do understand. I miss my mom a lot too.

Maddie, thanks for visiting us! It has been a pleasure getting to know you. Readers, here is more information about Maddie’s story, Isosceles.

When he finds his best friend Trey Goodsby dead and almost completely submerged in a bathtub filled with bloody water, Sean McIntyre is determined to find out if it was an accident or suicide. If it was suicide, why did he do it? And, did his death accidental or intentional have anything to do with Madeline Edwards, the woman who came between them constantly through their thirteen-year friendship? Isosceles, a coming-of-age mystery romance begins with the death of Trey Goodsby, and explores his relationships with family, friends, his romances, and which of the circumstances he found himself in that led to the tragic event, and the repercussions for those he left behind.

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Read about Maddie’s author, Scott R. Caseley:

Scott R. Caseley was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. He gained an interest in writing in elementary school in nearby Hudson. Growing up, he carried a small notebook or pen on family trips making observations and frequently turned them into poems or short stories. While attending Franklin Pierce University, he co-wrote and co-directed a student film. After graduating, he wrote and directed a dramatic feature, co-wrote and directed a documentary and conducted interviews for an online magazine. He's also passionate about acting, and he's enjoyed performing on stage, in bit parts on film, and is also a trained voice actor. In addition to his creative pursuits, he is passionate about healthy living. He follows a fitness regimen consisting of several activities such as; weight training, walking, swimming, yoga, and hula hooping. He complements this by cooking several nutritious examples of international and American cuisine. Last, but certainly not least he also enjoys just spending time with family and friends until the early morning hours with plenty of laughter and coffee.

Scott’s blog: and Facebook page: Twitter @scottrcaseley and email

If you have a character from a children’s, tween or young adult book that you’d like to see interviewed on Building Character, please contact kaistrand at yahoo dot com.


  1. So nice to meet you, Maddie. You sound like you'd make a great counselor. Best of luck to you, whatever you decide.

    Congratulations on your new book, Scott. A mystery romance is the kind of story I enjoy.

  2. Thank you very much for allowing Maddie to stop by, Kai. She told me she had a really great time. :)

    That is very much appreciated, Beverly. Hope that you enjoy the book! :)

  3. Enjoyed having Maddie stop in, Scott. You too.

    And Beverly, thanks for coming by.

  4. Kai thank you for hosting Maddie and her author Scott R. Caseley on your blog. This was a fun way to learn more and Isosceles is a great book.

    1. It was my pleasure, Virginia. As much as I love getting to know authors, I love learning about their characters even more. What better way to find out if you will like a book than to see what the people inside are like!

      Thanks for stopping in.


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