Meet the Characters – Part 14

We continue to meet the characters of Center Stage.  Today I introduce you to Max.

Full name:  Max Savon Chamberlain

Age: 25

Physical Description: 5’10”, muscular, athletic. Has a 9/11 memorial tattoo on his left shoulder

Hometown:  Chicago, IL. Currently lives in Brooklyn, NY

Family:  Father is the Chicago fire chief.

Education:  New York City Fire Academy

Occupation: New York City firefighter

Hobbies: dancing, swimming, weight lifting, riding his Harley on the open highway

Favorite things:  his 1966 pinhead softail Harley Davidson motorcycle, a good beer, the New York Yankees, Rottweilers, fire engines

Favorite Places: dancehalls, the gym, Harley showrooms, single’s bars

Music Preference: Rock

Relationship Status:  Single

Weaknesses:  Has difficulty maintaining relationships. Struggles to express his emotions.

Character traits:  Caring individual with a protective nature. Goes out of his way to help those in need. Stands up for his beliefs. Humble. Dedicated to his job. Loyal friend. Pie junkie.

For other character bios, see links below.

Lauren    Lacy    Roger    Gabby    Nathan

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Meet the Characters – Part 13

With the upcoming release of book 4 in my series, Center Stage, I would like to introduce you to two characters you will meet in this book. The first is Roger Zellers.

Full name:  Roger Alan Zellers

Age: 28

Physical Description: athletic build, muscular physique (body of a dancer), brown hair, hazel eyes

Hometown:  Owego, NY. Currently lives in New York City.

Family:  Father’s name is Gary. Mother is Sharon. Older brother, Peter Zellers.

Education: Took piano lessons as a child, starting at age five. Many years of dance training, voice lessons, and acting classes. Proficient in Standard British, Cockney, Irish, Australian, Brooklyn, and American Southern dialect. Dance styles include ballet, jazz, latin, contemporary, modern, swing, and various ballroom dances. Expert tap dancer. Has had formal stage combat training.

Occupation: Professional theatrical performer. Broadway credits include Newsies, Cats, Radio City Music Hall Tap Extravaganza, Sophisticated Ladies, Memphis, A Broadway Christmas Carol, Les Miserables, Chicago.

Hobbies: playing the piano, dancing, cooking, reading

Favorite things: performing on stage, tap dancing, poetry, classic literature, film noir movies, a good glass of wine, Mexican cuisine, Phantom of the Opera, classic theatre, modern art, sports cars, and fishing. Dedicated NY Knicks, Yankees, and Syracuse fan.

Inspired by: Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Hines, Bill Robinson, George and Ira Gershwin, Elton John

Favorite Places: the theatre, the beach, Central Park, piano showrooms, art museums

Music Preference: blues, jazz, classic rock, show tunes. Favorite song: Bohemian Rhapsody

Relationship Status:  Single and seeking

Weaknesses:  Forgetful – regularly loses cellphone and keys. Insecure in relationships.

Pet Peeves:  Selfishness, intolerance, and cruelty.

Character traits:  Generous with time and money and regularly donates to charitable organizations. Active in Broadway Cares fundraising efforts. Donates toys, food, jackets, gloves, and blankets to homeless shelters, children’s homes, and children’s hospitals. Genuinely cares about people. Outgoing personality, happy disposition, playful, enjoys life. Randomly dances or sings in public. Well-articulated, poised, confident, charismatic. Supports fellow performers and is knowledgeable about the business end of Broadway. Adopted a Scottish Terrier named Oliver.

For other character bios, see links below.

Gabby   Nathan    Lacy    Lauren    Max

Meet the Characters – Part 12

The next character is Nathan’s other sister, and Lauren’s twin, Lacy.

Full name:  Lacy Nicole Hanson

Age: 15

Physical Description: chestnut brown hair, deep green eyes

Hometown:  Kirkland, WA

Family:  Has a twin sister named Lauren. Father’s name is Dr. Randal Hanson. Mother is Jane Hanson. Older brother, Nathan.

Education:  Currently attends Lake Washington High School.  Has had extensive dance training, including ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Performs with her high school dance team and at local dance festivals.

Career Goals: Wants to study choreography at the Barnard Dance School at Columbia University and be a choreographer

Hobbies:  water skiing, snow skiing

Favorite things:  dancing, shopping, sunbathing, snorkeling, listening to music, watching Dancing With the Stars, dance festivals, hanging out with her twin

Favorite Places: dance halls, the beach

Music Preference: dance/ club music

Relationship Status:  Single

Character traits:  Rebellious, strong-willed, and opinionated. Challenges authority and questions rules. Openly speaks her mind and tends to be argumentative. Often dresses in tight-fitting clothes. Flirtatious. Protective and has a “sixth sense” as far as her twin is concerned.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jane     Randy     Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Greg    Gabby   Mike    Nathan    Lauren    Roger    Max

Meet the Characters – Part 11

With the  release of book 3 in my series, Beyond the Hardwood, I would like to introduce you to two more characters you will meet in this book. The first is one of Nathan’s younger sisters, Lauren.

Full name:  Lauren Marie Hanson

Age: 15

Physical Description: brown hair, emerald green eyes

Hometown:  Kirkland, WA

Family:  Has a twin sister named Lacy. Father’s name is Dr. Randal Hanson. Mother is Jane Hanson. Older brother, Nathan.

Education:  Currently attending Lake Washington High School. Extensive vocal training, dance classes, and acting workshops. Performs in school plays, musicals, and local theatre productions.

Career Goals: Study acting at the Juilliard School in New York City and perform on Broadway.

Hobbies:  water skiing, snow skiing, swimming

Favorite things:  performing on stage, show tunes, musicals, poetry, classic literature, film noir movies, shopping, smoothies, sleepovers, singing in the shower, Shakespeare Festivals

Favorite Places: the theatre, the beach, art museums, shopping malls

Music Preference: show tunes

Relationship Status:  Single

Weaknesses: Panics and develops severe anxiety if feeling rushed or pressured

Character traits:  Modest, independent young woman with expensive taste. Confident on stage, but shy around unfamiliar people. Kindhearted and helpful toward others. Goal-oriented, determined, supportive of friends and family. Has a “sixth sense” as far as her twin is concerned.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jane     Randy     Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Greg    Gabby   Mike    Nathan    Lacy   Roger    Max

Meet the Characters – Part 10

Today you will meet Nathan’s best friend, Mike Lynott.

Full name:  Michael (Mike) Lynott

Age: 18

Physical Description: 6’8″, 215 pounds. Lean, athletic build.

Hometown:  Kirkland, WA

Family:  Only child, but doesn’t get along with his parents. Spends more time with his friends than his family.

Education:  Currently a senior at Lake Washington High School. On the varsity basketball team. Struggles to maintain minimum grade point average required by athletes.

Career Goals:  Uncertain. Wants to attend college and pursue a Health degree.

Hobbies:  basketball, video games, water skiing, hiking through the woods

Favorite things:  basketball, camping, cheeseburgers, getting out of the house as often as possible, hanging out with friends

Favorite Places: the woods, the lake, arcades, and the basketball court

Music Preference: Rock, Heavy Metal

Relationship Status:  Depends on the month

Weaknesses:  Opinionated. Tends to jump into romantic relationships too quickly and has difficulty maintaining meaningful relationships with the opposite sex. Takes rejection hard.

Pet Peeves:  Nosiness. Doesn’t like being told what to do.

Character traits:  Develops strong connections with select few. Dedicated and loyal to those he trusts and only reveals personal information to his closest friends. Has a competitive spirit and works well with others, but can’t handle negative confrontation.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jane     Randy     Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Greg    Nathan    Gabby    Lauren    Lacy

Meet the Characters – Part 9

We continue to meet the characters of Beyond the Hardwood.  Today I introduce you to Nathan’s girlfriend, Gabby.

Full name:  Gabriella (Gabby) Renee Pervis

Age: 17

Physical Description: 5’1″, 108 pounds. Petite, athletic figure. Sapphire blue eyes and golden blonde hair.

Hometown:  Kirkland, WA

Family:  Only child of a single mother.

Education:  Currently a senior at Lake Washington High School. On the varsity cheerleading squad. Wants to attend the University of Washington and hopefully make it on the coed cheer team. Good at grammar and spelling, but does not like Math or Science.

Career Goals: To be an Elementary teacher.

Hobbies:  cheer, gymnastics, dancing, water skiing, arts and crafts

Favorite things:  cheering, tumbling, M&Ms, Diet Coke, watching Nathan on the basketball court, hanging out with friends, walks on the beach, and comfortable shoes

Favorite Places: dance clubs, a gymnastics mat, being on the sidelines of a football field or basketball court, cheer camp, the waterfront

Music Preference: Dance/ club music, Pop Rock

Relationship Status:  Committed

Weaknesses:  Poor relationship with her mother and constantly battles to gain independence. Overly sensitive to criticism and tends to trust people she shouldn’t.

Pet Peeves:  Gossip, unjust treatment, arrogance, and cliquey people who are unwilling to accept others for who they are.

Character traits:  Bubbly personality. Cheerful disposition. Spunky and energetic. Gets along well with others and fits in with most social groups. Patient, kind, and very tolerant of others’ beliefs. Although she’s competitive and has a high self-esteem, she sometimes struggles with self-confidence.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jane     Randy     Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Greg    Nathan    Mike    Lauren    Lacy    Roger    Max

Meet the Characters – Part 8

With the  release of book 3 in my series, Beyond the Hardwood, drawing nearer, I would like to introduce you to some of the new characters you will meet in this book.  I’ll begin with Nathan.

Full name:  Nathan James Hanson

Age: 18

Physical Description: 6′1, 185 pounds. Muscular, athletic physique. Charcoal grey eyes and brown hair.

Hometown:  Kirkland, WA

Family:  Oldest child of a prominent OB/GYN.  Father’s name is Dr. Randal Hanson.  Mother is Jane Hanson. Has two younger twin sisters, Lauren and Lacy.

Education:  Currently a senior at Lake Washington High School.  Plays point guard on the varsity basketball team. Wants to play in the NCAA for the University of Washington. Is dyslexic and speaks fluent Spanish.

Career Goals: To get accepted into college, hopefully on a basketball scholarship, and major in Biology. Eventually plans to attend medical school. Has career aspirations of being a doctor like his father and grandfather before him.

Hobbies:  Fishing, basketball, water skiing, snow skiing, hiking, photography.

Favorite things:  basketball, classic cars, food in any form, Mom’s cookies, watching his girlfriend cheer, hanging out with friends, traveling, anything that has to do with Science and History.

Favorite Places: the beach, Lake Washington, Science and History museums, being on a basketball court

Music Preference: Rock

Relationship Status:  Committed

Weaknesses:  Dyslexic. Not a good writer and a painfully slow reader. Knows nothing about romance, although it isn’t from lack of trying. Sometimes plagued with severe self-doubt and has difficulty balancing his responsibilities.

Pet Peeves:  Gossip, drama, and people who are mean to others.

Character traits:  Excels at Math and Science. Strong people skills. Respectful to authority, but doesn’t always follow rules. Natural leader. Dedicated student athlete, hard-working, doesn’t give up without a fight. Extremely competitive, especially on the basketball court. Willing to go out of his way to help others and is open to new ideas.  A team player, confident most of the time, but can become consumed by crippling self-doubt if under intense pressure.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jane     Randy     Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Greg    Gabby   Mike    Lauren    Lacy    Roger    Max

Meet the Characters – Part 7

With the release of Sand & Sutures, the second book in the Scrubs series, it’s time to introduce you to a new character, Greg Hutchins, a resident doctor at the University of Washington.

Full name:  Greg Hutchins

Age: Late 20’s

Hometown:  Bend, OR

Education:  Earned his M.D. from Oregon Health and Science University.  Currently in the OB/GYN Residency Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Career Goals:  Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hobbies:  basketball, fishing, playing darts, shooting pool

Favorite Places:  billiard halls, Starbucks, singles bars

Relationship Status:  actively seeking

Character traits:  outgoing, has difficulty maintaining relationships, a bit of a party boy

For other character bios, see links below.

Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Sarah   Randy   Jane

Meet The Characters – Part 6

Today for Meet the Characters you will meet my female lead, Jane.

Full name:  Jane Elizabeth Davine (pronounced da-vin)

Age: early-20’s

Physical Description: 5’7″ brunette with emerald green eyes.  Toned, athletic, curvy figure.

Hometown:  San Francisco, CA

Family:  Father, Dale Davine.  Mother deceased.  Has a younger brother, Brian.

Education:  Psychology major at UC Berkeley.  Member of the Alpha Phi sorority.

Career Goals:  Leaning towards Sports Psychology

Hobbies:  Reading, baking, shopping, dancing, water sports

Favorite things:  Teddy bears, Chinese food, Diet Pepsi, mint chocolate chip ice cream, yogurt, books, shoes, sorority parties, artwork by Vincent Van Gogh, basketball

Favorite Places:  The beach, bookstores, libraries, dance clubs

Music Preference: Dance/ club music

Relationship Status:  Single

Weaknesses:  Has a temper and can be stubborn at times.

Character traits:  A spunky, energetic social butterfly.  Her mind wanders quite often, and she is easily sidetracked.  Emotional.  Slightly rebellious.  Feisty.  Supports medical causes and volunteers her time at hospitals and medical organizations. Refuses to eat fried food.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Sarah   Randy

Meet The Characters – Part 5

Today I introduce you to Sarah.

Full name:  Sarah Chan

Age: mid-20’s

Physical Description:  5’0″ Chinese-American.  Usually wears jeans and sweatshirts.

Education:  Currently pursuing M.D. degree at UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program.   Speaks fluent English and Chinese.

Career Goals:  To graduate from medical school.  Undecided on a specialty.

Favorite things:  Sweatshirts, chocolate milkshakes, curling up on the couch watching movies

Relationship Status:  Single

Character traits:  Introvert.  Doesn’t talk much unless she has a strong opinion about something.  Shy around unfamiliar people.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Randy    Jane