My sister asked me this question. And the answer is ... drumroll please ...
Jensen is not synonymous with Kimberly. Seriously, it's just that simple. Jensen is exactly who she needs to be, which is other. Now, if I ever decide to write my memoir, I can assure you that Kimberly will be black lol.
But it kind of bothered me when she asked that. I never thought it would be an issue because it's fiction, not my life story. But now I'm wondering if people will be put off because Jensen's skin doesn't match mine.
This is all based off of the book cover of course, which I love. It matches a particular scene perfectly. But it just made me wonder, should you only write stories about characters of your own race? Am I wrong to write about faeries because I'm not one? Where is a confused emoticon when I need one? All I have for now is this :/