Hmm… so I thought I’d start with a little character profiling. My Gateworld books are told from the viewpoint of Tavin Thornbush.
Imagine a boy scrunched up inside an old oversized military jacket, flopping around in ratty converse shoes. He’s pretty bad at guitar, but he likes to try. He’s a little better at skateboarding, but not by much. The pockets of his jacket are always overstuffed, and some of his favorite items include a pocket knife, a stubby pencil and folded wads of paper where he scribbles a journal. Or at least that’s what he says. Secretly, Tavin spends much of his spare time writing poetry.
Tavin’s also pretty easygoing and he’s got a sense of humour. His older sister Moreanna is so uptight, he often feels the need to crack a joke just to clear the air when she’s around.
Sometimes Tavin smokes. He thinks it makes him look grownup and brooding, and usually finds himself smoking when he’s lonely. This probably has something to do with the fact that Tavin’s father Julias is rarely around. Ever since the death of his wife eight years ago, Julias has spent less and less time with his children. Even though he’ll never talk about it, Tavin’s need for his father is achingly obvious.
Something’s got to give. He’s wrapped up and ready to explode. He just knows that there’s more to life, and he feels like there has to be something special and unique about him. Tavin feels it, but he doesn’t know what it could be… and it’s driving him mad.