One of the most amazing things about being an organic writer is discovering what makes your characters tick. Every day is a new chance to find out some amazing tidbit about this new fictional person you’re getting to know! Most times I have no concrete knowledge of my characters aside from physical traits and general info. When RJ and I sat down to work out the character bios for Scott I knew little about Hayne.
Sure, I knew what he looked like and that he was a shy, diminutive, artistic type. But I had no clue what made Hayne Hayne, until we started rolling with the story. Then his musical tastes began to emerge. Part of his adoration for classical music is due to his family, but a large part of his connection to the classics is that they inspire him to create. When he’s painting the music becomes a part of him, just as the paint and canvas do.
Below is the link to Hayne’s playlist over on Spotify. Feel free to listen whenever or, perhaps if you’d like, to indulge when you’re reading Scott and Hayne is lost to his muse.
Release Date: March 27
Universal Link – https://books2read.com/Scott/
What happens when you try to fix the past and end up threatening your future?
Scott is struggling. Grieving the loss of his brother, carrying the weight of his father’s expectations, and getting his ass kicked in the rink, he’s in a downward spiral. He needs a solution and fast, but when his steroid use is exposed, he’s close to losing his place at Owatonna and more importantly, on the Eagles Hockey team. Thrown out of his house, with nowhere to go and no future in sight, he only has one choice; agree to mandatory counseling, random drug tests, and get his act together. Only then will he have a chance at normal. Meeting Hayne, a senior connected to the world through his art, is a shock to the system. Moving in with him is his only option, but falling for the shy artist leaves Scott in an impossible situation, and one he can’t escape.
Hayne has always been that quiet, creative kid who sat in the back of class drawing instead of listening to the teacher. A talented artist, the shy and sensitive young man is struggling with the loss of his childhood friend. Seeing his sadness reflected in his usually colorful paintings, he decides to attend grief counseling and meets Scott, a lost soul in desperate need of light and color in his life. Taking in a homeless hockey player certainly was never part of his carefully orchestrated ten-year plan. But now that Scott is in his life, he’s discovering the joy of this man’s loving smile and tender touch is one of the most beautiful palettes on earth.