Jane Noble

The final member of Kit’s security team… Considering the catchphrases for Kit, Winston and Kolya… this team will be fun to write.

First Impressions

Name: Jane Noble
Age: 27 years (Mar. 4)
Occupation: security guard
Summary: cheerful, playful, clever
Culture: She was raised by a single mother in Boston. Her mother did everything she could to improve Jane’s lot in life, wanting her daughter to have more than she had. Jane went to college on a scholarship.

Loves

Family: Mother (Anne Noble)
Friends: Will is her best friend
Romance: Caleb Jones is her boyfriend
Things: She has a locket with her mother and father’s pictures in it.

Individuality

Flaws: sensitive, avoid conflict, easily bored, unfocused
Graces: bold, practical, observant, outgoing
Quirks: extremely forgetful, so she writes everything down
Skills: firearms, self-defense, computer science

 

Language

Diction: She has something of an accent that betrays her origins. Her speech is easygoing. She is talkative.
Catchphrase: I’m positive! Stop asking!

Appearance

Body: petite, slender
Skin: fair
Hair: red-brown
Eyes: brown
Face: oval; high cheekbones
Hands: deft, slender fingers
Unique Features: none
Movement: quick, graceful

Style

Fashion Style: casual style
Colors: pastels, bright colors, light patterns
Textures: soft cotton, denim
Clothing: dresses up when necessary, prefers jeans, tank tops, flannel
Accessories: her locket, a handbag
Entertainment: riding, programming
Activities: coding, reading

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Leigh Donovan

First Impressions

Name: Leigh Donovan
Age: 37 years (April 6)
Occupation: security guard
Summary: serious, protective, generous
Culture: She grew up in a small town in Alabama. Her mother died when she was young and, as the oldest, she looked after her younger siblings.

Loves

Family: father, four younger siblings
Friends: closest to Jonah
Romance: engaged
Things: engagement ring

Individuality

Flaws: can be insensitive; impatient at times; doesn’t always plan ahead (seizes the moment)
Graces: bold; original; practical; perceptive; sociable
Quirks: can be very impatient with Kolya
Skills: firearms, self-defense, medic training

 

Language

Diction: Her accent lingers, giving her a relaxed manner of speech, but she uses proper grammar.
Catchphrase: none

Appearance

Body: tall, full figure
Skin: warm brown
Hair: dark; usually straightened
Eyes: rich brown
Face: oval
Hands: fine, dexterous
Unique Features: none
Movement: quick, decisive; efficient

Style

Fashion Style: sophisticated
Colors: rich jewel tones, warm earth tones
Textures: worsted wool; broadcloth; satin; velvet
Clothing: feminine suits with skirts; long jackets; pumps
Accessories: bold jewelry
Entertainment: reading, watching documentary programs
Activities: writing

Jonah Casey

Another member of Kit’s security team… (two more)

First Impressions

Name: Jonah Carey
Age: 45 years (Sept. 10)
Occupation: security guard
Summary: protective, strong, quiet, spiritual
Culture: He grew up traveling the world and living among many different peoples, because his father was a missionary. It gives him a very worldly view.

Loves

Family: parents, younger sister (married with children); married with grown child
Friends: closest to Leigh and Kolya
Romance: married (Rachel)
Things: wedding band

Individuality

Flaws: sensitive, conflict-averse, can be unfocused and easily bored
Graces: bold, original, practical, observant, people person
Quirks: normally very relaxed, but has a violent temper when provoked
Skills: survival; firearms; self-defense

 

Language

Diction: quiet voice, relaxed manner of speech
Catchphrase: none

Appearance

Body: average height, muscular form
Skin: medium complexion
Hair: light brown with some gray
Eyes: gray
Face: square
Hands: strong, muscular
Unique Features: none
Movement: easy, unhurried

Style

Fashion Style: relaxed, casual
Colors: prefers earth tones (blues, greens, browns), some cream and white
Textures: flannels, denims, canvas
Clothing: flannel plaid shirts, khakis and jeans; boots; relaxed, windbreaker type jackets
Accessories: watch, wedding band, belt
Entertainment: theater
Activities: reading, camping, riding

Kolya Belenko

Another member of Kit’s security team…

First Impressions

Name: Nikolai Mikhailovych Belenko
Age: 30 years (Nov. 12)
Occupation: security guard
Summary: quiet, serious, rather formal
Culture: He grew up in Ukraine, following the take over of the country by the Veligradians. He was raised as part of the Program, under Kresnik. As a result, he has difficulty relaxing or making friends.

Loves

Family: He was young enough when his family was killed that he barely remembers them.
Friends: His closest friend is Winston
Romance: none, as yet
Things: a chess set that he feels is the only connection to his family (it was his father’s)

Individuality

Flaws: somewhat arrogant; judgmental; overly analytical; clueless about romance
Graces: quick, imaginative, strategic mind; high self-confidence; hard-working; independent; open-minded
Quirks: overly formal
Skills: firearms, self-defense, chess, music

 

Language

Diction: speaks in a crisp, soft voice, rather formalized in vocabulary choice
Catchphrase: Are you certain about that? (Doubters, the lot of them.)

Appearance

Body: slight, slender build
Skin: medium complexion
Hair: very dark brown; parted at left side
Eyes: brown
Face: oblong; expressive brows
Hands: delicate
Unique Features: scar across chest
Movement: quick and efficient

Style

Fashion Style: business
Colors: favors darker colors (navy, black); jewel tones in waistcoats
Textures: broadcloth shirt, worsted wool suits
Clothing: dress shirts; waistcoats; sports coats; neckties; trousers; oxfords or wingtips
Accessories: cufflinks, tie tack, watch
Entertainment: music, reading
Activities: plays chess, reads

Winston Jeffries

Another member of Kit’s security team

First Impressions

Name: Winston Jeffries
Age: 28 years (May 5)
Occupation: security guard
Summary: quiet, introspective, playful
Culture: He grew up in Texas, being raised by a single mother. He was not a very good student and joined the military directly after graduation, where he excelled.

Loves

Family: Mother (Monica Jeffries)
Friends: He is closest to Kit and Kolya
Romance: none currently
Things: his harmonica

Individuality

Flaws: intensely private, perfectionist, sensitive
Graces: creative, insightful, determined and passionate, altruistic
Quirks: plays tunelessly on his harmonica when thinking
Skills: self-defense, firearms, sharp-shooter

 

Language

Diction: Soft-spoken, laconic manner of speaking; very relaxed; uses idioms often
Catchphrase: You sure ‘bout that? (Yes… the same as Kit’s catchphrase)

Appearance

Body: medium frame; muscular
Skin: medium fair
Hair: light brown
Eyes: dark blue
Face: oblong
Hands: strong, but small
Unique Features: light beard and mustache
Movement: easy-going, relaxed

Style

Fashion Style: casual
Colors: warm, dark colors
Textures: soft cotton, denim
Clothing: dresses up when necessary; prefers tee shirts and jeans
Accessories: old leather jacket
Entertainment: riding, reading
Activities: music

William Abrams

A member of Kit’s security team…

First Impressions

Name: William Abrams
Age: 34 years (April 8)
Occupation: security guard
Summary: cheerful, energetic, gregarious
Culture: He grew up in Texas and has a big sort of personality to match. He’s rather like an over-grown puppy at times.

Loves

Family: Ma; younger sisters
Friends: Teammates (particularly Kit)
Romance: has a new girlfriend every week
Things: his old pickup truck

Individuality

Flaws: somewhat impractical, easily distracted, easily stressed, tendency to overthink things
Graces: curious, observant, excellent communicator; knows how to relax
Quirks: chafes when he’s being told what to do (very independent)
Skills: defensive driving, self-defense, firearms training

 

Language

Diction: loud, boisterous; relaxed manner of speaking
Catchphrase: none

Appearance

Body: Tall, broad-shouldered; muscular
Skin: medium tan
Hair: dark hair
Eyes: vibrant blue
Face: blocky, angular
Hands: large, strong
Unique Features: scar across shoulder
Movement: confident, almost cocky

Style

Fashion Style: casual
Colors: prefers jewel tones and bright colors (particularly blue, red, green); plaids
Textures: cotton, denim
Clothing: casual button-up shirts, jeans, boots
Accessories: black leather jacket
Entertainment: bar-hopping
Activities: watching movies; going out with friends

Kit McMillan

I’m working on minor characters from my 2017 NaNo, in preparation for editing the story later this year.

First Impressions

Name: Christopher “Kit” McMillan
Age: 36 years (May 4)
Occupation: security guard
Summary: quiet, intense, serious
Culture: He was born in the Midwest, in farm country. He prefers the wide open spaces to the city, which he finds loud and crowded.

Loves

Family: Parents (Pa and Ma); younger brother; son (Brian, 8 yrs old)
Friends: the members of his team; Leon
Romance: his wife, Amanda
Things: old pocket watch that belonged to his grandfather

Individuality

Flaws: sensitive, extremely private, perfectionistic
Graces: creative, insightful, inspiring, decisive, passionate, altruistic
Quirks: he’s personable, but prefers to be alone at times
Skills: self-defense, firearms training

 

Language

Diction: no detectable accent; quiet, crisp tones, very soft voice
Catchphrase: You sure about that?

Appearance

Body: lean, muscular
Skin: lightly tanned
Hair: dark blond
Eyes: gray
Face: oval; freckled
Hands: large, muscular
Unique Features: none
Movement: careful, but easy; cat-like

Style

Fashion Style: casual
Colors: favors cool colors (blue, green, gray) and browns
Textures: soft cottons, denims, leather
Clothing: button-up shirts, vests, jeans, boots; no tie
Accessories: wedding band; pocket watch
Entertainment: wood carving
Activities: riding, jogging

Happy Halloween

A little scene, in preparation for my NaNo.  The official writing starts tomorrow!

**

Leon loved Halloween.  It was so much fun!  There were costumes and parties.  Children roamed the neighborhood, ringing bells to ask for candy.  Scary movies were all over the television.  It was, hands down, his favorite holiday.  He was in a good mood as he strode into his office.

“Nice ears,” Angie called, grinning.  Before he could thank her, she added, “Nate wants to see you in her office.”

Frowning, Leon tugged off the cat-ear headband and dropped it onto his desk.  The only reason Nate would need him was if he had a mission.  “On Halloween?” he moaned.  “Really?”

About Ann Williams

This is the last character that I’m profiling from my upcoming NaNo…

First Impressions
Name: Ann Blakely Williams
Age: 30 years (Apr. 5)
Occupation: innkeeper
Summary: Loves a good challenge and has a natural skill with leadership.  She is very intelligent and uses her determination and sharp mind to achieve whatever goal she sets for herself.
Culture: Grew up in the big city and is used to the faster pace there, but has come to love the country life.

Loves
Family: none living
Friends: the women in her knitting circle
Romance: her husband, Henry
Things: the inn

Individuality
Flaws: dominant, sometimes impatient, can be intolerant, not always in touch with emotions
Graces: efficient, energetic, self-confident, strong willed, charismatic and inspiring
Quirks: something of a perfectionist
Skills: interior decorating, knitting, cooking, baking

Language
Diction: Speaks with crisp consonants and precise vowels; very careful with wording
Catchphrase: Don’t do that, honey.

Appearance
Body: somewhat short (5’4”), curvy form
Skin: lightly tanned
Hair: shoulder length dark red hair
Eyes: wide hazel eyes
Face: heart-shaped, fine features
Hands: small, stubby fingers
Unique Features: none
Movement: brisk, precise

Style
Fashion Style: chic
Colors: cool colors, browns, creams
Textures: silk and satin, velvet, smooth cotton, wool
Clothing: stylish jackets, slim line skirts and trousers, heels
Accessories: wedding band and engagement ring; locket her husband gave her
Entertainment: knitting, reading
Activities: hiking, cooking and baking

A drabble, to show a bit about her:

pie

Henry could smell a rich aroma as soon as he crossed the threshold.  A smile touched his lips as he headed into the kitchen.  Ann was just setting out the pies on the windowsill.

“Those smell good,” he said, coming up behind her.  He hugged her waist and pressed a kiss to her cheek.  “What’s the occasion?”

“Lizette will be here soon,” Ann said, smiling over her shoulder.  “I want to make a good impression.”

Henry hummed softly.  “Good idea,” he mused.  Frowning, he asked, “That doesn’t mean I can’t have some now, though.”

“When they cool,” Ann said, relenting.

About Henry Williams

Another character from my upcoming NaNo…

First Impressions
Name: Henry Williams
Age: 50 years (Sept. 15)
Occupation: innkeeper
Summary: Focused on the world around him, he takes his responsibilities seriously and is very dependable.
Culture: He grew up in the countryside and enjoys the slower pace that is typical there (as opposed to life in the city).

Loves
Family: a cousin who has three small children
Friends: none close, but friendly with everyone he meets
Romance: his wife, Ann
Things: the inn that he owns with his wife

Individuality
Flaws: inflexible, reluctant to improvise, worried about social status
Graces: warm and sensitive, very loyal, very personable
Quirks: randomly doodles on any available paper
Skills: accounting, business management, singing

Language
Diction: He tends to speak in a relaxed manner and uses a great deal of colloquialisms
Catchphrase: Is that so?

Appearance
Body: not very tall (5’7”); strongly muscled; in good shape for his age
Skin: lightly tanned
Hair: dark brown, somewhat messy; part on right side
Eyes: brown
Face: rectangular; firm brows
Hands: large, muscular
Unique Features: small but noticeable scar on chin
Movement: long, rangy steps; easy and relaxed in motion

Style
Fashion Style: casual
Colors: dark brown, black; jewel tones
Textures: smooth cotton, denims
Clothing: polo shirts, jeans, sweatshirts
Accessories: wedding band, wrist watch
Entertainment: reading, fishing, bird watching
Activities: running, hiking

A drabble featuring him:

apples

Henry smiled faintly as he watched Ann bustle around the hotel lobby, making certain that everything was perfectly set for when guests would arrive.  She set a basket of apples on the counter and placed a sign beside it.  “Help yourself,” the sign read.

“That’s a nice touch,” he said, nodding.

Ann smiled, shaking her head.  “I know you had fun picking apples with your cousin’s kids, Henry, but… Why did you have to get so many?” she said.  Then she headed over to adjust the logs by the fire.  “We’ll never eat that three pecks of apples, silly man!”

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