Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Partially Human by Dwayne Anderson
1 - Tell us a bit about your book.
Partially Human is a story about a group of friends who discover that one of them possesses the genes of a dying alien species in his body and how they help him cope with it.
2 - Tell us about the best friend - gender, age, appearance, how they came to be with the hero or heroine and anything else we need to know about them.
The protagonist actually has several best friends, each of whom is his age. They were each originally each others’ friends, but included the protagonist in the group after he someone close to him moved away.
Rick Warris is an African-American whose parents and aunt were killed in a drunk driving accident. As a result, his uncle, a tavern keeper and motel operator who offers shelter for the homeless, stopped serving alcoholic drinks. His family has a history of racism against them.
Peter Christjes was raised in a religious family; everyone is named after a biblical character. His father is a minister of the church the protagonist attends. Peter frequently quotes from the bible which is his favorite work.
Eric Blonfly is the son of the police chief. He is the only member of the group to have a girlfriend, but one who is obnoxious, vain, self-centered, and henpeckles him.
3 - Who does the "best friend" help in the book?
These three friends continue to stand by their friend the protagonist of the story. They also later befriend three different girls and help them with their problems while becoming their new boyfriends in the process.
4 - Does the best friend have a specific purpose in the book?
Each does their best to help the protagonist cope with being ostracized by the city after his extraterrestrial heritage is revealed, thus demonstrating the true meaning of friendship and loyalty.
5 - How does your hero or heroine feel about the best friend?
At first, he is too depressed by his predicament to have his spirits lifted by his friends, but as he learns to accept himself, he appreciates the efforts of his friends who try to help him.
6 - How would your hero or heroine handle their problems or difficulties with the best friend?
There are no difficulties, problems, or conflicts, between the protagonist and his friends.
7 - Are there problems between the best friend and your main characters?
8 - Do you see the best friend ever having their own story?
Everyone has their own story, yet if I were to write the complete story for each, I’d have to write one book for them all.
9 - Was the best friend inspired by anyone you know?
I have an online friend named Tiffany who I can depend on to brighten my day whenever I’m feeling down. She stands up for me when others put me down.
10 - Is there anything else about the best friend that we need to know? Feel free to share.
Nope, I’ve told you everything I know about them.
11 - Please provide your website link.
12 - What is the link to buy your book?
It can also be purchased at Amazon