When I asked novelist Eric Wilson to share about his character, Cal Nichols, Cal himself decided to visit! Can’t get better than the character himself sharing about his own life Be sure to read Cal’s story in Eric’s Field of Blood and the just released, Haunt of Jackals.
Thanks Cal (& Eric!):~
Brief physical description
Cal Nichols…Being one of those raised from the grave when the Nazarene died and was resurrected (Mt. 27:50-53), I am immortal. I’ve changed looks to hide this fact, but I’m tall, broad-shouldered, narrow-hipped, with tan skin and green eyes that sparkle with flecks of gold. My hair is dark brown, but I often wear it dyed a golden-wheat color.
Once, while sporting a beard, I was told I looked like Richard the Lionhearted. Of course, that was hundreds of years ago and you wouldn’t know what he looked like, would you? I guess a more modern example would be a young Viggo Mortensen (but I do have a penchant for all things Lord of the Rings, so don’t quote me on it).
Strengths and weaknesses
I have deep empathy for mankind, but my own desire for companionship led me into a one-night-stand with a mortal woman. We had a daughter named Gina Lazarescu, a half-immortal. I’m still wrestling with my human guilt, trying to understand forgiveness and the grace that has passed on to my daughter.
Quirk (if any)
In my attempts to stay up with modern culture, I tend to butcher slang phrases. For example, I might mix “walking a tight rope” and “follow the narrow road” and say: “You’re walking a tight road.”
Your inspiration for the character
I suppose my author, that Eric guy, was inspired by the scriptural saints raised from the tombs, as much as by his own desire to someday walk through walls and live in a glorified body. Who doesn’t want that? One day we’ll all be together with the Nazarene!
Background to the story
You’ve read my background in the earlier questions. I’m immortal. My daughter’s half-immortal. I’ve grieved the Nazarene by my moral failure, and yet I’m standing strong, raising up Those Who Resist and training the youth to fight the Master Collector and his minions who want to add us to their Collection of Souls. Too bad for them.
We have the power of the Nazarene Blood flowing through our veins!
Thanks for stopping by Cal ~ we appreciate it greatly
This weekend, I have two special spotlights and a fabulous giveaway from Robert Liparulo and his characters Xander & Toria. So stay tuned to celebrate the release of the next Dreamhouse Kings story, Timescape!
Relz Reviewz Extras
Review of Field of Blood
Character spotlight on Gina Lazarescu
Visit Eric’s website