Beautiful People: Ronnie

David Topp2Ronnie Kelly is the first of the characters from Sneakers and Hot Fudge Sundaes who I’ll be featuring on my blog, and one of the four characters through whose eyes I write.  He’s arguably the “main character,” as readers will first identify with him, because the first chapter is written from his perspective.  He’s an early riser, but only because he has to toss newspapers before school.  His best friend is Skip Jones, but he’s also good friends with Nathan Carter.  Ronnie dreams of being a pilot someday and provides most of the comedic relief.  : )

  1. What is their full name?  Ronald Webster Kelly.

  2. Does his or her name have a special meaning? Other than the fact that I liked it better than Dave?  No, not really.

  3. Does your character have a methodical or disorganized personality?  A little of both.  He’s organized when he wants to be.  His mind is very organized, but his room isn’t.

  4. Does he or she think inside themselves more than they talk out loud to their friends? (more importantly, does he or she actually have friends?) Yes, he has a lot of friends.  (He’s quite a popular guy at Apple Valley High.)  And, no, he definitely talks more than he thinks. (There’s a certain scene I’m thinking of right now….  *nods*  Yep, he definitely talks more than he thinks.  The former almost always comes before the latter.

  5. Is there something he or she is afraid of? Yeah.  He’s afraid of being alone.  He’s so used to having Skip and Nathan around that he feels awkward whenever they’re not there. He’s also afraid of snakes.

  6. Does he or she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph? Gracious, no!  He tosses newspapers, plays baseball, and dreams of being a pilot.

  7. What is his or her favorite book? (or genre of books) Books about baseball and flying.

  8. Who is his or her favorite author and/or someone that inspires him or her? Jim Parker.  : )

  9. Favorite flavor of ice cream?  He really enjoyed the jalepeno ice cream he made at The Cream of the Crop that one time….

  10. Favorite season of the year?  Fall – it’s his birthday’s season!

A few hours later, he dashed out of the school’s main doors with the other students and shouted, “Freedom!” He ran down the steps, turned around, stood tall and straight, and saluted the school.

“Well, it’s been good knowing you, Apple Valley High,” Ronnie said, as solemnly as he could.  “I’m off to spring break, so I won’t see you for another week or so.  Do me a favor and get burned down, will you?  Thanks.  You’ve been a real pal.”

With that, he hopped on his bike and was off to his father’s store.

Sneakers and Hot Fudge Sundaes


2 thoughts on “Beautiful People: Ronnie

  1. Ooh, how fun! Your one each week idea sounds good; I might do something like that if I can remember. Don’t sue me. 😉
    I’m looking forward to the rest of your BP posts! (Oh, and that quote at the end…HAHAHA!!! I cannot wait to read this book. :))

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