Bernie (Bernadette) (50’s) and Mallory met in kindergarten. Funky, feisty, and brilliant without a lot of common sense, Bernie provides legal counsel for Merryville USA®.
Gabby Nelson (20/30) Merryville USA®‘s sweet librarian and town historian. Gabby still lives right next to her overbearing mother and dresses like a little girl but she longs to break out and become her own woman.
Nellie Nelson (60/70’s) Aunt Candy’s best friend, Mallory’s neighbor and Gabby’s domineering mother. She keeps a sharp eye on the goings on in Merryville USA® and shares her opinions freely.
Austin Kelly (20/30’s) Dr. Bo’s son from a first marriage has rebounded to live in Mal and Bo’s carriage house while he finds himself. He works construction by day, flirts with any available gal and performs bad poetry for anyone who will listen.
Mayor Mallory Kelley (50’s) grew up in Merryville USA®. She LOVES her town and her constituents. Whatever her town, family, or friends require of her, Mallory meets the challenge and succeeds, most of the time, through a mixture of humor, smarts, and gratitude for being given a second-chance at this wonderful life.
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The Blonde Minions: Brunhilda and Tanya (20’s to 50’s) Amber’s biggest (and best looking) supporters. Brunhilda is Tanya’s mentor and seeks to mold her in her own image but Tanya may have other ideas.
Paloma (30/40’s) heart belongs to her animals, but she saves some love for husband Erick. Paloma owns The Poof and Poodle hair salon and cafe where you and your dog can get a treat while you both get your hair done. Her heart often overrides her business head.
Erick (30/40) Paloma’s loving husband is Sheriff of Merryville USA® and a former Navy Seal. He’s an uber competent law and order guy who’s patience is often taxed as he polices the unique citizens of Merryville USA® and butts heads with his older sister Mallory.
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Damien Whittle, (30’s to 60’s) handsome and hard-nosed land developer, has big plans for Merryville USA®. Will Amber fall for his risky-frisky behavior? His plans for their future may change Merryville USA® forever.
Aunt Candy (Candice) ( 60/70’s) serves as Mallory’s maternal sounding board. She owns “The Everything Café and Bar.” Candice, younger sister of Mallory’s deceased mother, is Mallory’s only living relative.
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Henry, alias “Poopenstein,” (60/70’s) resident Einstein-like curmudgeon makes a lot of noise about town problems. His own story of loss may portend changes to Merryville USA®‘s way of life.
Lincoln (40’s to 60’s) directs the town theater. He’s written a musical Mortgage, which is his hope for a return to Broadway. Lincoln teaches at the high school, and he’s always ready to put on a show. He and Bernie are an item.