Friday, November 7, 2014

Character Days: CJ Hand from Deadly Circles, Mill Creek Malice and Dead Man's Run

Tell me a little about yourself and the world you live in.

I returned from Washington State to seek a renewed life. My desire was a normal life after working as a criminal investigator out of Olympia. I needed a break to find myself. A call for help from a friend drew me back to Nebraska. The west coast pace wore on me and drove me to anger and drinking, which ended my marriage with an ugly divorce. The marital problems caused a rift with our daughter who fled her frustrated parents. Too much loss, too much headache and pain.My return to Nebraska, to the Republican River Valley, took me from a wild ride to being reintroduced to the slow pace. There I found what I was running from or running toward, and someone in my past, which turned out to be a positive. The south-central Nebraska small town of Webster, Nebraska and the rural people worked like a soothing salve, but the idyllic life surrounding them and the town hid values that soon became a reality. When I delved into my close friend's loss of his son I found what I left.

Lets jump right in, what's your most closely guarded secret?
I despise liars and cheaters to the point of self destruction.

Tell us about your single most important memory. What was it and how does it affect you now?
Enjoying time with a vibrant woman who made me feel whole while I was married.

What type of person are you? Are you a hero or do you shy away from conflict?
I would never call myself a hero. I do not seek out conflict, but I will not shy from it if it threatens me or others around me.

Do you have any hobbies, any special talents?
I love photography. It is my respite from tension. So much to see, so much to learn through a lens.

What sets you out from the crowd? Like your talents, would I be able to spot you if I passed you by?
I am a runner. Becasue of the running I seem to attract the attention of females who like tall, lean men. I have sandy hair and a short cropped beard, both showing a tinge of gray.

What's an ideal day for you?
I find doing an honest day's work and looking forward to a five o'clock somewhere ending. A time to relax and kick back with friends.

Do you have any one close? Any friends or family of interest?
Since returning to the prairie I have bonded with my old investigator friend and my "old" friend. You know who. :-)

What about your most prized possession?
My cameras and my well being that I found on my return to the Great Plains.

Back to your story, what initially spurred your actions? Everything had to start somewhere, so where's your beginning?
I was a consultant for an environmental firm in Lincoln, Nebraska. Something made me want to flee and I fled to Washington State for a new adventure. Boredom? Fear? I found out later while in Webster, Nebraska what caused this upheavel.

Where do you think your future will lead?
My future? Who knows, but I do know that resumption of real friendships is hard to beat.

Where can we find more about you?
You can find me in entangled in "Deadly Circles", bewildered by "Mill Creek Malice" and chasing craziness in the sceniic Pine Ridge country of northwest Nebraska in " Dead Man's Run." You can get a taste of my old life and my blossoming life change at:

Author: C. G. Haberman

You can buy the book here!

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