Friday, October 28, 2016

Character Interview: Jed of 'Born to Resist'



We’re thrilled to be talking to Jed from Ember-Raine Winters, Born To Resist.  It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Jed.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

Thank you for having me! I am 21 years old and I am a soldier for The Resistance. I am stationed in Silver City, New Mexico.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

Well, Alexa has been known to call me a mountain man. I am about 6’4” and as she would say I am built like a tank. Ha ha!

Where do you go when you are angry?

The base I live on has roof access for when hover crafts come in from HQ. I either sit up there and collect my thoughts or I will go patrolling. In the hopes that I will catch a RONA guard doing something he shouldn't and I can vent my frustrations on him.

What makes you laugh out loud?

Alexa and Jacobs banter. Sometimes those two are so funny I can't help but laugh. Especially, when they harass Xander. The boy is wound like a freaking top and they try their best to lighten him up.

What is your greatest fear?

The thing I fear most is that when the time comes I won't be able to protect the people I love most in the world. I spent my entire life doing everything I can in The Resistance to protect those that our government turned their back on. But, I am afraid that when it comes down to it, I will fail to protect the ones that matter most to me.

What is the trait you most not like about yourself?

I feel deeply. Maybe a little too deeply for a soldier. It's cost me everything in the past and it's something I have come to realize I can never do anything about.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

I think she did to an extent. She makes me sound a lot wiser and more noble than I am. (Laughs) I am not as likable as she paints me to be. Most people give me a wide berth. (Smiles wide)

Are you a loner or do you prefer to surround yourself with friends?

I used to be a loner. I went through some stuff awhile back and I shut-down. Shut everyone out of my life pretty much. But, recently I have been known to be seen running around the country with Alexa, Jacob, Xander, and Kara. As long as the four of them are the group I surround myself with then I am pretty happy.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

My dad was a soldier. He fought in the Immigration Wars and he died when I was five. I always wanted to follow in his foot steps. He was my hero.

What is your most treasured possession?

I received a Medal of Bravery for taking down ten RONA guards who were attacking a couple of women in an alley. It was an honor. That is my most prized possession.

About the Author


Ember Raine Winters is a single mother of 2. Living in Bakersfield California. She has an Associate’s Degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the Local Junior College and she loves to read. Anything she can get her hands on, but mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy. She self-published her first book in March and hopes to publish many more in the future.


About the Book:

Title: BORN TO RESIST
Author: Ember-Raine Winters
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 191
Genre: YA Dystopian

“I never thought one moment could change my life forever. In an instant life as I knew it was over. My new life was the stuff of legends. I just hoped I was strong enough to survive it.” 
A series of what were called The Immigration Wars changed the way of life for the former United States. It was thrown into chaos and a dictator came into power. 
On the eve of Alexa's sixteenth birthday her world changes forever. Her father is arrested for treason and she finds out her mother is really alive. She and her best friend Jacob must travel across country to meet her so they can free her father from the tyrannical leader of the government. Everything is not as it seems in the resistance and secrets and lies will be revealed along the way. 
They must rely on each other and their new friends to be successful. But, trust isn't easily given in the resistance and Alexa must find a way to save her father and keep her friends safe while on the run from both the government and the resistance. 

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