A Cortex+ Musical Series
Friends and Family
- Joey Brennan, the big brother-type foster kid that taught Amy how to play guitar. Also the school bad boy.
- Richard and Caroline Brown, Ashley's mother and stepfather. Mr. Brown is an antiques dealer and a historian, and likes to talk local history with Wade Chamberlain. They keep in shape with weekly classes at the Dance Studio, and are friends with Lillian Maxwell
- Vincent and Thomas Brown, Ashley's brother and stepbrother.
- Eli Chamberlain, Adam's dead older brother. He was a pillar of the school community; captain of the football team, senior class president, insanely popular. And being a genuinely good guy, everybody loved him. Also, there's a permanent memorial to him at the side of the road, right at the spot where his car flipped.
- Marjorie Chamberlain, Adam's Mom.
- Wade Chamberlain, Adam's father, a local farmer
- Warren "Grandpa" Chamberlain, Warren Whitcomb's maternal grandfather, who he lives with.
- Abigale "Abby" Whitcomb, Warren Whitcomb's Sister that he lives with.
- Dorian Gray, Lauren's father
- Phylis Gray, Lauren's mother
- Irenio, gardener for Dorian and Phylis Gray, and driver for Lauren Gray
- Aaron Maxwell, Fiona's estranged father, recently returned. He is suing her mother for custody.
- Lillian Maxwell, Fiona's divorced mother, and friends with Richard and Caroline Brown. She works as a waitress at The Country Club.
- Nenita, Dorian and Phylis Gray's housekeeper. She has worked there for years.
- Gary and Tammy Weller, Amy's current foster parents.
- Abigale Whitcomb, Warren's sister, who is adapting quite well to the new environment
- Seong-Min "Sun" Paparteys, Nellie's mother.
- The Paparteys Clan, Nellie's overwhelming number of younger siblings.
Groups and Cliques
- School Faculty
- Principal Arndt, Principal.
- Ms. Appleton, one of Amy's former teachers. Liked her.
- Mr. Jan Bloom, Vice-Principal and Dean of Discipline and Attendance
- Coach Collins, the Track Coach
- Ryan Reed, School Counselor
- Miss Rodier, teaches French. Lauren's homeroom teacher
- Mrs. Linda Winstead, one of Amy's former teachers. Didn't like her.
- Show Choir
- The Valkyries, our cheerleading squad
- Coach Berardi, the coach
- Darcy DeCarlo, team captain
- Josie Birge
- Melissa "Missy" Bryant
- Leah Ekstein
- Janelle, the tall one
- Amber Klein, has a deaf cousin, knows ASL
- Samantha "Sammi" Taylor
- The Vikings, our football team
- Coach Connors
- Skylar West, Captain
- The Chamberlain Farm has been in the family for generations. It has been split and parts sold off over the years.
- The Choir Room, which Amy sneaks into occasionally to play and sing.
- The Country Club, where Dorian and Phyllis Gray are members. The land it is on used to be part of the Chamberlain farm. Lauren is also a member, and the Search Committee is now after Warren
- The Dance Studio, where Fiona practices every day. Richard and Caroline Brown go to dance classes there every week.
- Dell's Office, a cramped little room adjoining the band rehearsal room
- Grandpa's Garage, where Warren likes to hang out and pore through old vinyl.
- The Mall, where Ashley likes to hang out. Lauren is a big spender there.
- The Old Barn, on Grandpa Chamberlain's land, where Adam goes to be alone. Amy sometimes comes there, too, for much the same reason.
- The Overlook, a huge hill overlooking the town. It reminds Warren of the city, where you can look out over things from a tall building. There is an oak tree at the top which should have Ashley's fistprint in it.
- Mr. Reed's Office, where Ryan Reed works. Amy spends a lot of time there.
- South Regional High School
- The Valkyries Locker Room
- The Vikings Locker Room