Teaser Tuesday

Character Interview: Stuart ‘Oggy’ Ogden

First off, I apologise for not posting my Teaser Tuesday post yesterday. It was my eldest’s sports day, and family came in to watch. You know how it is. I don’t schedule Teaser Tuesday posts in advance as they are based on my recent writing sessions, and this week there haven’t been any of value. I will be back to posting next Tuesday.

On with today’s post…


I promised that I would do a character interview with the main character from my WIP, Zombies and Budgie Smugglers. So, without further ado, I introduce Oggy…

Interview:

Hi, Oggy, how would you describe yourself?

I’m polite, true to self, and friendly.

Do you think you are misunderstood?

I guess you could say that. In truth, I think I’m pretty easy to read. People understand me perfectly fine, they can just be cruel sometimes.

Because you’re overweight?

Fat, cosplaying nerd is kinda the gist of it.

And does this bother you?

What they say doesn’t bother me. I don’t see the negative in any of those things. It’s the fact that people think its okay to treat another person as less than… that bothers me greatly.

I can sense you are a man of morals.

I think that being kind and polite is underrated.

How does that ideology hold up in a zombie apocalypse?

You’d be surprised. I reckon it’s not about how long you last, but who you can help along the way. At least, that’s how I see it. If I’m going to go down, I might as well go down the good guy, right?

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Character Interview: Yana Adamenko

Yana is a character from my EVO Nation series. I’m really proud of her character development over the course of the trilogy. When I started writing her character I had no idea where she would end up by book 3… she surprised me.

Interview:

Did you ever think in your wildest dreams that you’d be where you are now?

Never. I am so so lucky to have met my friends. They are my family. This is all very surreal.

Do you think your experience has changed you?

Of course. I am stronger in myself and have a lot more confidence. I like to think that it hasn’t changed my outlook on people, though. There are lots of good people in the world if we only look.

What are your three best traits?

I like to think people see me as friendly, loyal, and a good listener.

What are you three worst traits?

I can be introverted, I over think things, and I can be a bit gullible sometimes.

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Character Interview: Quinn

Thrown to The Blue is full of characters I would happily interview, but I had to narriw it down to those I think are vital to the story, and those I just really like. Quinn is one of those characters.

Interview:

I feel like we know so much, and yet, so little about Quinn.

And that’s exactly how it should be.

You are a serve. Do you feel kept in the shadows?

I have to be to a certain extent, but never with Ezra. She would never allow it.

You two have a close relationship?

As close as any 2 friends can be. She saved me. I owe her my life, but she’d never hear of it. We’re soulmates, purely platonic, but soulmates none the less.

Ezrahli is described as an anti heroine-

She is my heroine. There is no alternative for me. If some think of her as the villain, then they are the villains in Ezra’s story.

Even after this interview, I still don’t feel I know that much about Quinn.

As I said, that is exactly how it should be.

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Character Interview: Ray Towley

I wanted to introduce you to an antagonist. The best villains think they’re heroes, right? Ray Towley is no different.

Interview:

You have the gift of the gab–

I can talk passionately of that I am passionate about, nothing more.

Right, well, do you think your talent is why people listen to you?

People listen when they like what they hear. Speak the truth, and they will listen.

Truth?

I will not sit and be made to look a fool for your little blog!

I’m just shocked at your use of the word truth.

I know what is good for the country, sometimes, people just need a little help to see it too.

So, you lie to make people see the truth?

Thats it, I’m done. You are totally unprofessional and clearly on a witch hunt. You should be ashamed.

*leaves the room with a slam of the door.

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So, that was Ray. I’m sure he spoke for himself in more ways than one.


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Character Interview: Reed Mercer

I finally get to introduce you to Reed, my second POV in Thrown to The Blue. He is my cutthroat thief, a prince of the streets.

If you want to learn more, download your copy of Thrown to The Blue.

Interview:

How would you describe yourself?

A man who favours loyalty and family above all else.

Are you sure your loyalty lies in the right place?

Ye like to tread a fine line, eh? My loyalty lies where I say it lies.

Do you believe in fate?

Fate, prophecy. I believe my life is tightly orchestrated. All lives are. Ye can nay deny that it was designed that I meet Ezra.

Did you ever doubt your role in her story?

Oh, it is her story, eh? I nay doubted Ezra, so that was enough.

What would you say is your worst trait?

That’s a foolish question. I think traits are a balance of personality. Good and evil lives in us all. Even ye.

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Character Interview: Adam Lovick

I’ve been waiting to introduce Adam Lovick to those of you who haven’t read my EVO Nation series.

He may not be the MC, but he is soooo important in the narrative. Adam is one of my favourite characters because he is simply a decent person.

Interview:

Adam, can you describe yourself in just three words?

Loyal, worry-wort, and determined.

Do you think some of your qualities are factors of your intense TORO training?

Qualities and faults; it’s just swings and roundabouts. I’m lucky that I still feel like me after what I went through – what all TORO went through. I wanted to keep those memories as a reminder, and I guess I get the benefit of the training in everyday life.

Would you go through it all again?

To be where we are now, with the people I call family… Definitely. Would I do anything differently? I would save a few more lives. Man, I miss so many people because of the war, but the war itself was necessary.

Describe being EVO in three words.

Can I describe the journey it has taken me on in three words? Self-discovery, acceptance, and obligation.

I also just want to add that I am bloody proud to be EVO.

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Character Interview: King

There are only two important characters in Zombie Playlist, Dagger, the MC you met last week, and King.

King effectively became Dagger’s conscience and reminder of the world before the apocalypse. King is good for her, although she won’t admit it, and I enjoyed weaving him into her life.

Interview:

Describe yourself in just three words.

Friendly, adaptable, and slightly annoying.

How are you dealing with the current state of the world?

You’ve just got to find your little slice of the world and protect it with all you have, whether that be a person or a home. I’m lucky to have both.

You and Dagger are an unlikely pairing. Did you know you’d be in some way significant to each other when you first me

At first, I knew she was my best bet at staying alive. She was tough… really tough. She was also hardened and cold. Dagger just needed reminding of connection and compassion and love. Aķkknd I needed someone to say it how it is. I don’t think unlikely pairing is the right summise… compatible pairing is more accurate..

Name three things that have helped you survived the apocalypse.

My humanity, luck, and Dagger (the person not the weapon).

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Character Interview: Dagger

Today’s interview is with Dagger, the protag (should I say anti-heroine) in my zombie novella, Zombie Playlist.

I LOVED writing Dagger. She is a sarcastic, straight talking, zombie apocalypse survivor, and a self proclaimed asshole, as only the assholes survive the apocalypse. Dagger was the character I was most nervous about releasing into the wild, but she received a fantastic reception. I hope you like her too.

Interview:

Dagger, why do you think that you survived a zombie apocalypse?

I know how to handle myself and I didn’t have anyone to drag my ass down. Plus, I’m an asshole… it helps.

Do you think I gave a fair appraisal of you in my introduction?

You forgot unapologetically beautiful, but yeah, it’ll do.

Could you give me some zombie survival tips?

1. Kill them before they kill you. That goes for the living as well as the dead, bitey assholes.

2. See point one.

There’s one person who might say that you’re not as cold and heartless as you first seem? What do you have to say about that?

Nothing.

Nothing at all?

*Smirks* Well, maybe you are shit at appraisals after all.

Okay, fair play. What quote do you choose to live by?

See zombie survival tip one.

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Character Interview: Teddie Leason

Theyda ‘Teddie’ Leason is the protag in my first book series, EVO Nation. I started taking notes and drafting parts of EVO Nation 9 years ago! I feel that Teddie has been with me much longer, and now, she’s here with you…

Interview:

Teddie, what do you want to be remembered as?

The girl who didn’t stop ’til it was done.

The best moment of your life?

The days after it all. I mean, it’s weird trying to figure out where I fit in this new world, but I wake up every day, I’m surrounded by people I love, and I get to just be Teddie, and not shared out as a million, distorted versions of myself. Seriously, everyone wanted a piece of who they thought I was.

The worst moment of your life?

Wow, I have so many and they all involve someone dying. I’d rather not go into detail.

What would you say are you best traits?

I’m loyal, I treat friends as family, and I’m strong willed.

What would you say are your worst traits?

Sometimes, I need to listen more to the people who care about me. Their advice is given in love.

What quote do you chose to live by?

‘Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.’

That is a quote by Charles. R. Swindoll. I have it framed on the wall. It was a gift from Adam.

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