Name: Calista Alana Bishoff (“Callie”)
Physical description: Long dark brown hair, fair skin, and emerald eyes just like her Dad, while short and petite like her neurotic mother. She’s a no-frills kinda girl.
Background : Callie’s dad was a big-time Hollywood director who was killed by a drunk driver when she was ten years old. Her mom didn’t handle the loss very well, and the subsequent six years were spent traveling the globe in search of the Fountain of Youth. She’s ziplined through rainforests, climbed active volcanoes, and slept beneath the stars in the Australian Outback – but she’s never had a boyfriend. The kid in Papua New Guinea who kissed her cheek doesn’t count. Even though her cousin Braden has been with them for the past few years, her mom’s vain search for a myth has ruined Callie’s life, and she’s bitter. She just wants to go home to California, hang with her best friend Avery, go to school, and get a boyfriend. Like a NORMAL girl.
Who she lives with and where she lives : Depends on the day and the location. Home base in California is her Gran’s small, cozy house (because Callie’s mom sold their six bedroom mansion not too long after Dad died.) In a South American tent in the middle of nowhere, she shares with her cousin Braden (18) and her mom. But in a New Zealand hostel or a rural Egyptian hut, she’s likely to be sharing with hand-sized spiders, creepy-eyed sheep that bleat with an accent, or pants-less German men with hemorrhoids.
Likes: Callie loves to read and journal, and when she’s home in CA, she likes spending time with her friends. She likes French, the language, and she actually (gasp) enjoys her mom’s teaching lessons.
Dislikes: Traveling. She used to like it, and then it got old. She hates bugs, especially spiders, and she loathes guys who lie.
Mysteries: Callie’s plane has crash-landed somewhere...else. The inhabitants of this place are a little weird:
No babies are ever born.
They talk kinda funny.
They don’t know what The Twilight Zone or Cracker Barrel are.
If they get hurt, their injuries heal immediately.
Callie’s about to find out that things aren’t quite what they seem, and the island holds some ancient secrets...