Sunday, July 13, 2008

Saving Tampa by Jo Webnar

Okay -- its time to tell us about that hunky hero in your book.

What's his name? Special Agent Michael “Hawk” Arrons

Why did you pick that name? My hero’s mother is Native American and I wanted a name that would reflect that. It needed to be strong and masculine.

Give us a brief description of how he looks. Emotions rarely reflect on Hawk’s face, but you get the impression that he’s someone you never want to anger. His features are strong, his eyes are mysterious, and his nose has been broken more than once. You wouldn’t even call him handsome until he smiles, but he reeks of leashed power and masculinity. The sound of his voice reminds you of warm maple syrup, and you want to be his pancake. Although his hands are huge, his touch is gentle.

Is there anything unusual about his appearance? Although he’s a big man, he moves with speed and seems ready to pounce. At first glance the words duty and honor pop into your mind.

Who does he love? Why? Before he met Rachel, Hawk loved God, family, and country. If they were threatened, he’d fight to the death to protect them. At the age of 10 he wanted to be an FBI agent. There was something about Rachel that tugged the strings in his heart. When they first meet, Hawk nearly arrests her for filing a false complaint.

Does this person love him? Rachel knew that he was her soul mate before Hawk had a clue.

Tell us about his family. Are they important to him? Naomi, his mother, is very proud of their native heritage. His father is retired Navy and doesn’t know how to say a word without it sounding like a command. All his life, Hawk tried to please his father by excelling in whatever he did. It was never enough.

Where is he from? Hawk never had a home town because he was a Navy brat. Summers were spent on the Sioux reservation. When he was a teenager, his father retired and bought a ranch near Sarasota , Florida . It was the first time his parents noticed the empathy he has with animals.

Does his hometown affect his behavior, thoughts and attitude? The summers he spent with his uncle, a Shaman, opened his mind to things not easily explained. The rigid discipline of his father and the gentle love of his mother gave Hawk a strong respect for women.

What does he want out of life? Family, love, honor and respect.

What's his biggest secret? (Only share if it isn't a spoiler in the story.) If he had to, Hawk could kill someone 13 different ways without a weapon.

Did you write more than one story about him? Not yet, but I would like to make Hawk as famous as Alex Cross, or Stephanie Plum. More stories about him are jumping around in my mind.

How would he describe you? After looking me over with piercing eyes, I think he would describe me as a pleasant woman in her 60’s with sharp eyes and a sense of humor. (I hope!)

Is there anything else about your hero that we need to know? Feel free to share. The few friends Hawk has are loyal for life. Without knowing it, Hawk makes every woman’s pulse race and breath quicken. All he has to do is smile.

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It was wonderful to meet him. Thank you for bringing him to meet us. By the way, do you have a picture of him that you'd like to share?

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