Here is just a brief overview of some mentionable #characters from “Not a Blueprint / It’s the Shoe Prints that Matter” . . . :
Nina Norstrom – The author and a central character and mother. Nina is a naïve, vulnerable, and audacious person with a free-spirit attitude, known to be a dreamer. She has a relationship with . . . .
China – The other central character: A thinker and not a talker, she speaks in a soft tone. Despite the pressure, China remains a virgin. She demonstrates infinite strength when . . . .
Craig – A former soldier, brother to Julia and Netti, and a baby’s daddy. He also fathers two of Renna’s three children. As a married man, he takes two mistresses. He doesn’t man up to take responsibility when he fathers . . .
Bobby – Brother and uncle to the central characters. In his teenage years, he leaves home to join the military and receives two Good Conduct medals. As an adult, he’s a highly respected, ordained Baptist minister, inspired author, inventor, and poet-composer.
Dana – Sister and aunt to the central characters, and a cancer victim. In her adult years, she keeps the family bonded. She marries Luke and has five children. As a property owner, Dana purchases homes and rents them out. It is her property where . . . .
Esther Lee – Mother and maternal grandmother to the central characters. She’s a southern-style woman who holds strong Christian standards and old-school values. She’s the wife of Johnny, Sr. and gives birth to six children.
Johnny, Jr. – Brother and uncle to the central characters. He’s an adventurous person who gets involved in mischievous antics. In his youth, he heads down the wrong path on . . . .
Johnny, Sr. – Father and maternal grandfather to the central characters. He’s an abuser and cheater. He has a musical, religious background, and comes from a big family tree. He is a disciplinarian with old-school principles.
Julia – Sister to Craig and Netti and an aunt to baby China. She too is a victim of cancer. Julia’s a strong, ambitious, and hard-working individual, even as an . . . .
Marcus Whiting – Unfolds as first companion to the central character. He’s a talented entertainer of an R&B group. He has mood swings and believes in witchcraft. One side is wicked, mean, and frightening; his other side is . . . .
Mike Crawford – Husband to Nina. Has a skill for building furniture; overall, he’s crafty. His sordid side is unveiled after the discovery of . . . .
Netti – Sister to Craig, Rondal and Julia. She too becomes a victim of cancer. Has a close relationship with the central character. They grew up in the same neighbor and . . . .
Ora Bea – Mother to Craig and his siblings. She is a widower who birthed six children, with the last three fathered by a different man. She has very little love or tolerance for the . . . .
Renna – Craig’s wife and mother of three. Renna is a thin and paled-skinned person, with flaming red hair. She’s full of anger and has a mean spirit. She is exposed to her husband’s . . . .
Randal – Brother to Craig, Julia and Netti. He’s a tall, dark, and handsome male, with plenty of charisma. Randal fathers five children by three different women. He is a humble, responsible, and . . . .
Dawn – Close friend to the Nina. They work at the same company. She is a kindhearted, pious person, and remains . . . .
Greg – Friend of Linc and Peaches and the second companion to Nina. Their first encounter is brief. When reconnecting, they engage in . . . .
Linc – Husband to Peaches, close friend of Greg, and father of two children. Linc likes to entertain socially and musically. He is a talented and skilled guitar player. He and Marcus becomes . . . .
Mandy– Unfolds as a close friend and neighbor to central character. With her jovial mood, Mandy is a warm, caring, and kind mother. Although estranged from her husband, Mandy has a long-term relationship . . . .
Peaches – Linc’s wife and mother of two. She establishes a close relationship with the central character. Initially, she is a caring and nurturing friend. Ultimately, her friend relationship with the central character . . . .
Steven London – Unfolds as the fifth companion for the central character, and cousin to Frank. He has a physical impairment ─ two missing fingers. Steven lives with his aunt Ethel. He’s impetuous in nature, an untrustworthy and . . . .
Vernita – Unfolds as a close friend to the Nina. She is a former military person. The two form a close relationship from their initial meet. Overall, she is a true friend with a warm . . . .
Wilson Burton – The fourth companion to Nina and a married man who proclaims to be separated. His speech impairment surfaces when he stutters. His pretentious nature evolves when interacting with . . . .
Dr. Hacker – The hospital gynecologist. Dr. Hacker is a caring physician. She shows her sensitive side when performing the . . . .
Dr. Jose – The primary oncologist. He’s a nurturing and respected specialist. He adores . . . .
Dr. Kumar – The primary physician for the central characters and the doctor who . . . .
Dr. Willis – The hospital physician that consults and treats . . . .
Emily Burson − She’s the workplace villain; a nosey busybody. Her malicious action proves she’s a diabolic and fiendish character. In the work place, Emily’s known for . . . .
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