Jordan White, the other main character of my book, Writing Home, lives in Louisiana. Just outside of Shreveport on his family's land, to be exact. He inherited his grandfather's cabin, just down the yard and across the driveway from his parents' house.
Growing up in that part of the world, it's natural for him to love all things outdoors--hiking, fishing, hunting, football. And since they have several acres of wooded area, as well as a pond, he's pretty happy to stay right where he is.
Jordan is four years older than his cousin, Tina, who is Christiana's childhood best friend. When Tina asks him to be Chris's pen pal, he isn't sure what to think, but goes ahead and gives it a try. After all, it won't take much time.
He works as a nurse practitioner for a pediatric clinic in Shreveport and loves his job, most of the time. A few middle-of-the-night calls during his on-call turn aren't appreciated, but for the most part, he's very happy.
He leads singing at church services, and is involved in men's and youth activities, as well.
His younger brother Nick drives him a little crazy, but isn't that what brothers are for?
He loves to cook and is often pulling together a scrumptious meal in his kitchen, when he doesn't head across the yard to eat with his family. He keeps his face shaven except during the winter, when he lets it grow out into a trimmed beard to keep his cheeks warmer.
Jordan was fun to write about, too. And I think you're going to fall in love with him just as much as someone else did in the book. ;-) If he sounds too perfect, just wait. He's got a few flaws mixed in, too.
What do you think? Does Jordan sound like someone you'd like to spend some time with?
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