As I mentioned on Monday, Morgan asked me to do two posts. Today, we have a character spotlight for George. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Character Spotlight: George
Appearance: Dark hair and brown eyes. He is tall and lean.
Time Period: 1800
History: George grew up on a Georgia plantation in the early days of America. As the second son, it was unlikely he would ever be master of Creighton Hill, thus, he wished to go to sea, a wish that was denied him. He often helped out the slaves on the plantation, never feeling himself above them. He is a loyal patriot, and is quite devoted to the idea of a representative republic.
Author’s Notes: George was named after George Washington. Because of that, he was intended to be a great leader. I didn’t know it for a long time, but it took George much to gain the skills to be a true leader. His was the first story other than the “modern” Hubbards that I wrote, and it stretched out much longer than I thought it would. As I wrote, I learned of his insecurities, after all, he was the first Hubbard to disappear, and of the character flaws he would have to overcome.
George is a very “stick to the plan” sort of guy. Spontaneity really bothers him. This actually causes him some problems and deep regrets. It’s kind of spoilery, so I’d better not say what those regrets are. Since he’s the oldest Time Captive, he feels like he has a lot of responsibility, and that puts a lot of pressure on him. It also makes him afraid to act. I can somewhat relate to George in that, when there’s a lot of pressure to be in charge and make the right decisions, it’s hard to make those decisions for fear of being wrong.
One other thing I loved about writing George was his time period. I love the colonial era and early America, and so it was fun to pull him out of that and see a fantasy world through those eyes. Things like the Salem Witch Trials are more recent in history and more relevant, since there are still lots of Puritans, and so I enjoyed how certain circumstances brought thoughts of that into the forefront of his mind. I’m kind of a history nerd. What can I say? And his fierce patriotism. I just love it. Now that I think about it, there’s a lot in George I can relate to, and I’m excited for him to finally meet the world. It’s quite different now from the one in which he grew up. 😛
About the Book
“You’re right, Emily,” her grandfather said thoughtfully. “It isn’t realistic. However, a good many things happen in this world that are not realistic, things supernatural.”
Emily, Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna have grown up on their grandfather’s tales of ancestors who mysteriously disappeared from Creighton Hill, the plantation home that has been in their family for centuries. When Grampa’s death forces them to move into Creighton Hill, the truth about the supposed disappearances is the first thing on their minds. Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna’s, that is. As for Emily, why must they keep at their supernatural hogwash?
Could it be that their family really does just have an unusual history of early deaths? Most people seem to think so. But Grampa’s research has uncovered something different.
When mysterious writing matching descriptions found in ancient accounts begins appearing to the children, they know something’s up. They must find out what really happened to their ancestors, and work together to discover the reason behind the mysterious writings.
Creighton Hill is the first book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.
About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.
Across the Stars Free on Kindle
To celebrate Across the Stars’s second anniversary, and Creighton Hill’s release, Across the Stars is free on Kindle June 8th-12th! Check it out on Amazon!
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