Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, May 27, 2013

Meet the Characters

Monday Meanderings

I want you to get to know some of the characters of my novel Beyond the Past, Book 2 in the Caney Creek Series. For the next few Mondays I’ll interview one of the characters and you can leave comments if you want. I think this might help you when you read my novel to know how these characters feel as they move through the story. If you leave a comment on this blog that is totally related to the interview I'll give you an extra entry in the next Thursday book drawing when you comment there.

Today I’m talking with Art Gray, teenage son of Callie and Arthur. He lives in Newton, Tennessee with his family.

JO: Art, can you stop and talk with me for a minute?

ART: I’m supposed to be working, but maybe I can talk to you for a minute.

JO: Thanks. What are you working at?

ART: Oh, just doing community service and today I’m picking up trash around the school.

JO: Why are you doing community service?

ART: I got into some trouble and the judge ordered me to do this.

JO: You must have been in some big trouble to get ordered to do this.

ART: Yeah, I guess. I don’t like school and only go if I have to. I wrecked my car one day when I skipped school.

JO: Were you hurt when you wrecked your car?

ART: Not much. A broken arm and they took out my spleen. But the worse thing was when I wrecked my car I’d been drinking some beer. That’s what got me in trouble with the judge. I’m supposed to go to an Alcohol Anonymous meeting every week. I went once and found out the people there were just a bunch of losers. I’m not going back.

JO: Art, if you don’t go to those meetings won’t you be in trouble with the judge again? Have you thought about that?

ART: Not much. What else can he do to me? He’s already taken away my driver’s license for two months. The way I see it, the judge can’t make it any worse than it already is.

The winners of the last two Thursday's blog posts: of a copy of Threads of Love by Andrea Boeshaar is KayM and of a copy of A Familiar Shore by Jennifer Fromke is Emily. I'll email you to get your mailing address and get the books out to you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.


  1. This is about the way young people think. I know as my husband is a deputy. They get chance after chance and it does no good.
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  2. Sounds like Art has a lot to learn. Hopefully, someone will be able to set him straight.


  3. Art reminds me of some of my high school students. He's going to have a hard time in life!

  4. Squiresj, Cindi, and KayM, thank you so much for reading my character interviews. I love that you can comment with emotion about the characters. I agree with all of your comments. I've got to work hard if I want him to turn out a good guy. You'll each have an extra entry if you comment on this coming Thursday's blog.