Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Character Interview #1 - David Joshua Hayes

CHARACTER INTERVIEW #1 - David Joshua Hayes

    Hey, everyone! Welcome to my first character interview with my main character for my novel Paradox and my current work-in-progress, Eclipse. I will be separately interviewing each character for not only my benefit, but also yours! Today, I will interview David Hayes.

Me - David, hello! How are you?

David Hayes - I’m fine. You?

Me - I’m well. Thanks for asking. First question - to help us get to know you a little better: how old are you?

DH - I’m eighteen, though I was sixteen when I did my first project, Paradox.

Me - Did you enjoy working on book one of The Starcrafters’ Saga?

DH - I did. It was definitely interesting getting to know everyone, though I already knew my sister, Alicia, fairly well. The details and world-building was amazing!

Me - *grins* Thank you! What school do you go to?

DH - I go to Tigard High School in Oregon. Or, rather, I did, that is before I stumbled into Paragon.

Me - Uh-huh. Who is your best friend?

DH - Jake. We’ve been pretty close all of our lives, but I think our little adventure in Paragon brought us closer.

Me - Interesting. Had the story turned out differently and you hadn’t gone to Paragon, where do you think you’d be right now.

DH - … I’d probably be dead.

Me - Oh? Why’s that?

DH - I don’t like to talk about it.

Me - I know that it must be difficult, but it might help if you get it off of your chest.

DH - *sighs* Fine. If my life had kept going the way it was, then I probably would’ve ended up overdosing on drugs, or worse, been shot to death.

Me - Oh, my…

DH - *nods* Next question, please. I’m kind of in a hurry.

Me - What’s the rush?

DH - You of all people should know. You are, after all, my boss.

Me - I may know, but the audience does not. Please explain.

DH - Fine. We’re trying to find six artifacts in order to - once again - save Talora from ultimate doom.

Me - Interesting.

DH - Next question, please.

Me - Fine. How did you take the news that you were a Starcrafter and not even a human?

DH - At first I was scared, but then I started to realize that it was cool and that this - right here and now - was and is my destiny. I was destined to be redeemed from my past and set on the path to a better future.

Me - Huh. What would you say is your strongest point? What is your most overwhelming part of your personality, the part that makes you who you are today?

DH - I would say that my strongest point is that I have a willingness to be a leader and to protect those I love.

Me - Interesting. And your weakest point?

DH - Do I really have to answer that?

Me - Yes.

DH - Fine. In that case, doubt.

Me - Really?

DH - Yeah. I still struggle with doubt, even after all that I’ve seen and done, after all that Trand - God - has shown me and done for me. The doubt is still there, trying to grow.

Me - I will see to that.

DH - *nods*
Me - Are you prepared for the changes that are in store for you in Eclipse?

DH - In some ways, yes; and in others, no.

Me - Remember, the audience hasn’t read book one, so your answers cannot be too revealing.

DH - Okay. I’m excited about moving on with the story, but I’m also scared about what is going to happen next.

Me - I see. Last question, I promise. Where do you see yourself ten years from now?

DH - I see myself fervently and ardently serving Trand with all of my heart. I see my family together again, and I see Paragon restored fully to its former glory under Trand, and I see the Darkness shattered.

Me - *smiles* Thank you, David, for joining us today for this interview. I know that some of the questions were tough and that you have things that you need to do.

DH - Thanks for having me. I really enjoyed doing this.

Me - Maybe we can do this again sometime.

DH - That’d be nice.

Me - Bye! *waves*

Tune in next time for an interview with David’s twin sister Alicia!

Feel free to leave any questions you may have for David in the comments below!

God bless,


  1. Hey David! It was nice meeting you. I'm intrigued by this "Starcrafters" thing you speak of. What exactly is a "Starcrafter?"

    1. David: Hey, Becki! It was nice meeting you as well! A while ago Brian wrote the basis and definition of a Starcrafter. I will post the link to it now. http://jointhestarcrafters.blogspot.com/2011/12/starcraft-basis-foundation-and.html

    2. Ooh, thanks! I will check it out immediately! :)

  2. Great interview! Thanks, Brian and David, for this fun discussion. It really has me looking forward to reading these stories!

    1. Brian - Thanks! I'm glad that it whets your appetite for the story!
      David - Thank you, Mary! It means a lot to know that there are people who look forward to hearing my story and that I'm not the only one who seeks this adventure. ;)