Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Profession: Manager of a bar
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human
Please provide a physical description of your character.
5’10”, long, chestnut colored hair, it’s naturally wavy no matter what she does to it. She has brown eyes, and a nice figure—large breasts, full hips and very narrow waist. She’s been told by uncounted men that she’s beautiful and desirable, but she shrugs and says, “I’m just me.”
Please tell us a little about your character.
I left home early on. Never got a degree though I graduated from high school with good grades. Ended up stripping in order to pay rent and found that I kind of enjoyed it. Someone mentioned that money was better in Europe, so I scraped up enough to get myself to Berlin and started off. Before I knew it, I was a huge success, making more money than I could have imagined. I met a few men, too, but none like Luigi. He gave me a home in Florence and then he gave me a son. Then…he took everything but my son away. That’s how I ended up back in the States, managing a bar in small town New Hampshire. I’ll do whatever it takes to care for Timmy and to see that he gets the best I can afford.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Damn if I haven’t fallen for a teacher at the school where Timmy goes, Daniel Goodman. He’s a snob at times, and full of himself, but he’s really a reflection of his name: a good man. I love him fiercely, but he told me sup straight from the beginning, he needs a wife who can fit the role of headmaster’s wife, and that can never be me, not with my history. For now, I’ll take what I can get from him because, well, I love him.
How does your heroine dress?
She made a lot of money dancing in Europe and she didn’t skimp on clothing. So for work at the bar she wears tight jeans and an open collared blouse—better tips . When she takes Timmy to Westover Academy, she dresses in the classy and stylish clothes she brought from Paris and Milan.
How educated is this character? Is she book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
She has a high school diploma but didn’t go to college. She’s life-smart, having learned by hard work and not always in the best of conditions.
What is your character’s viewpoint on wealth? Not necessary, nice to have, important, obtain at all costs?
The man she thought loved her in Italy was wealthy and he treated her to a beautiful house, jewels, fine food—everything she might have wanted. But when he kicked her out for getting pregnant, she discovered true wealth is only good when it provides for and protects those you love. Now she’s happy with what she has: enough money to pay for her son’s schooling and live reasonably well. She’s happy with that.
What special skills does your character rely on?
She knows people, can read them. And she’s very persuasive. She has a clever mind—she tells Daniel that she thinks through chess moves five and six ahead, so she’s strategic and uses that to her advantage.
What is your character’s family like?
Is she close to family?
She is not close to her mother. There’s no word about her father. But she has her child, Timmy, and that’s all the family she needs. All she’s likely to have since Daniel has made it clear that they’re friends with benefits only. She knows she could call on him if she needed help, but is he family? No. Not that she doesn’t dream…
Does she have children?
A son, Timothy Knowles. Knowles is Eve’s real name—Lauren Knowles—but she’s used her stage name for so long, it feels like who she is. Timmy is six and attends Westover Academy as a residential student. Eve has recently become afraid that if she keeps him home she’ll hover too much. But she longs for the weekends when she can pick him up and spend time together.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
Eve definitely sees shades of gray. She doesn’t consider herself a bad person because she lived with Luigi and eventually had his child. How could anything that gave her Timmy be bad? That doesn’t mean that she doesn’t recognize a mistake when she makes one. Like falling for Daniel, another man who might want her as a mistress but nothing more. How could she have been so foolish? But was their lovemaking immoral? No, not in her eyes.
If someone from your character’s past showed up, who would she most want it to be, and why? OR who would she most NOT want it to be, and why?
Eve truly would NOT want to see Luigi Donatello, Timmy’s father. If he showed up, it would only mean trouble. He made it clear when he tossed her aside that he was finished with her. His arrival back in her life would mean disaster for her and especially for Timmy.
Can your hero keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Absolutely! In her life away from Westover Academy, she is known as Eve Star. Anywhere around Westover she is the fairly well to do, Lauren Knowles. She wanted the best for Timmy, and to Eve, that means enrolling Timmy in Westover. For that to happen, she keeps two personas—and the secrets that go along with the subterfuge.
If your character could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
For Timmy to grow up in a household with two parents and lots of love.
About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.
To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Dee is used to writing about mostly happy characters. I’m not Unhappy, but I do have issues. I think that’s why she chose me to be her heroine. And she needed a more free-wheeling person to be Daniel’s foil. Gosh! I love Daniel! I’m so glad Dee chose me to be his great love.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
She has all these stories in her head. The woman thinks about plots and characters all the time! If I wanted to have a rational conversation with her it would be difficult because she’s always going off on plot tangents for a new book. She’s impossible!
What do you wish your writer would write next?
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Well, I didn’t meet Daniel’s brothers until the end of our book, but I think Dee should write about one of them next. Maybe *tapping finger on chin* Jonah.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
Thank you for giving me Daniel to love! He’s the best—a true good man—and I’ve never been so happy. Timmy has a real dad now.
Tell us about Only a Good Man Will Do
Seriously ambitious man seeks woman to encourage his goals, support his (hopeful) position as Headmaster of Westover Academy, and be purer than Caesar’s wife. Good luck with that!
Daniel Goodman is a man on a mission. He aims to become headmaster of Westover Academy. For that he needs a particular, special woman to help him set high standards. Into his cut and dried life of moral and upright behavior, comes Eve Star, formerly one of Europe’s foremost exotic dancers. Her life is anything but cut and dried, black and white. Daniel is drawn to her like a kid to chocolate. Nothing good can come of this attraction. Or can it? He is after all, a good man.
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A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors.
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