Monday, April 23, 2012

The Letter "T" Hosts a Variety of Personalities

 The title character in my third novel, Tuey's Course, is an impoverished black businessman who is victimized by those whose sense of power is greater than reality at City Hall. Tuey seems to take two steps back for every one step forward in his attempts at professional advancement. His frustrations with our local political system reach catastrophic levels when he gets thwarted one too many times.

Opur’s Blade offers my readers a character named Trent Tee. This clean cut, meticulous announcer is the voice of golf for most Americans who follow the game. He shares the dramatic events on the final day of The Classic as competitors play for the most sought after reward in golf – the prized fedora.

Percy Fewel "Tank" Oglethorpe III is the best player in American golf.  His towering six-foot-five frame is intimidating. His swing is perfect. His personality is charismatic. Tank has the golf came that champions admire. He provides the perfect adversary for one of my main characters in his attempts to measure up with the greats in the game.

DeWitt Tracy is a retired attorney who my readers meet in Pabby’s Score. For most of the story the character is unknown. However he dominates the last third of the book while we learn about his world of secret societies, clandestine meetings, sinister motives and back-stabbing personalities. His unique passions include falcons and savage sport hunting.

Pabby’s Score also brings us a short comedian formerly of the vaudeville stage by the name of Lemuel Trot. The first name is dropped and the character is simple known by his last name. With a weathered face, a large nose, prominent ears, and a mouth that stretches from sideburn to sideburn, the comic grabs an audience before he utters a word. Once he speaks, his repertoire of one-liners is seemingly endless. Trot will be a recurring character as my story writing continues.

James Ross
Author of Lifetime Loser, Finish Line, Tuey's Course, Opur's Blade, and Pabby's Score
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moondustwriter said...

James would love it if you would do a write up on chosing names sometime
I love the names you use
I get so stuck - I feel like I should have saved my grammar school yearbooks

Tee Up for A to Z

Gerry Wendel said...

A 6 foot 5 golfer...he really stands out; to a tee!