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Character Spotlight: Hunter Gray

CS Hunter Gray

Today I’m showcasing the male protagonist of my NaNo novel, Second Chances.

You can also read all about Lesley Chapman if you want.

Questions for the Author

What is your character’s name? Does he/she have a nickname?

Hunter Gray is his full name. Aside from maybe his mother, no one calls him anything else.

What color is his/her hair? What color are his/her eyes?

Hunter has blonde, fluffy hair and blue eyes.

Who are your character’s friends and family?

Hunter doesn’t have any siblings. His father has long passed away and his mother was sick for a long time. He spent most of his time taking care of his mother. He doesn’t have many friends, either. The friends he does have tend to get into a lot of trouble.

Where does your character live?

Hunter lives in a house with his mother. For the majority of the story, he “lives” in jail as he’s being tried for murder.

What is his/her biggest fear?

Hunter has many fears. He’s afraid that his mother will never get better, he’s afraid that he’ll get locked away for the rest of his life even though he feels as though he deserves it.

Has your character ever been in love and/or had a broken heart?

Yes and yes. In the beginning of the novel we see Hunter fall out of love and then get his heart broken not too long afterwards. It’s bittersweet.

What kind of clothes does he/she wear?

Hunter loves to be comfortable and casual. He enjoys jeans and sweatshirts when he’s out and about. If he’s in the house, he’ll stay in sweatpants.

What is he/she doing on his/her day off?

Hunter enjoys staying home on his days off. He takes care of his mother so he tries to keep up with the cooking and cleaning whenever he doesn’t have school or work.

What is his/her overall personality like?

He always tries to do the right thing. He cares for others, but he also cares about what they think about him. He quickly gets self-conscious thus getting himself into trouble.

Questions for the Character

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

“I was able to get a full-time to support my mother when my father died without a college degree. I know it’s better to have a degree, but I needed to work with what I had. And I had no money.”

What is it that you most dislike?

 “Fake people. I know a lot of people who are fake and only talk to you because they think they can get something out of you. It’s not fair.”

What is your greatest regret?

“Making friends with the wrong crowd. They got me into drinking and I made the biggest mistake of my life. I drank and drive and accidentally killed a person. I wish I could go back in time, but all I can do is pay the consequences.”

What is your best trait?

“I try to help a lot of people. I’ve been unfortunate with growing up without a father, a sick mother, and no money. I don’t judge anyone and put myself in their shoes whether they’re in a better situation than me or not.”

What is your worst flaw?

“I get pretty down on myself a lot. No one likes to be around someone who is always negative and doesn’t have respect for themselves.”

What is your hobby?

“I like doing jigsaw puzzles. It relaxes me and helps me look at life in a different way. Everything is jumbled up and a mess, but once everything falls into place, it will be beautiful and everything will work out.”

Who do you most admire?

“My mother. Even though she’s been sick all this time, she still manages to smile and stay positive.”

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Author:

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

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