Character Profile: Zachary Stone

This week I want to further introduce you to another character from The Soul Mender, Zachary Stone. Over the course of the first book, we get to see two very different sides of this man. We start with loathing and fearing him and end with something vastly different.

At the conclusion (Okay, I know it isn’t really a conclusion!) of book one, most of the character’s fates are left in a dangerous unknown, Zach included.  I don’t want to give out any spoilers, so don’t expect to find out our hero’s outcome just yet. But while we wait a few more months to see how each person escapes (or doesn’t), I will continue to share background info on our new friends.

Zach is a fun character to write about—both his good half and his bad. He has the most drastic contrast between his two sides, and to try and make him both purely evil and imperfectly good is challenging and fun. Below I’m going to share some of the notes I have on Zach, first on the good half of his soul, and then on that really awful person we see at the beginning of the book.

Zachary Stone (THE GOOD):

Basics

  • Full Name: Zachary Thomas Stone
  • Date of Birth: February 24th
  • Hometown: Grand Junction, CO
  • Alma Mater: Studied Sociology at Fort Lewis College in Durango
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Occupation: Police Officer

Firsts

  • First Car: Silver BMW given to him by his wealthy parents
  • First Kiss: Anna Carmichael
  • First Broken Bone: Radius during a baseball game
  • First Crush: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen

Favorites

  • Favorite Food: Tacos and cotton candy
  • Favorite Music: Classic Rock
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Movie: Braveheart
  • Favorite TV Show: 24
  • Hobbies: Baseball, running, spending time with his sister

Best Qualities

  • Personality: Kind, Loyal, Brave, strong need for justice
  • Behavior: Hard working, caring
  • Habits: Helping people in bad situations, can call him for anything
  • Relationships: Would drop anything to help a friend in need

Worst Qualities

  • Personality: Occasionally prideful
  • Behavior: Sometimes overly competitive
  • Habits: Always feeling the need to try and “Save” people, no matter what
  • Relationships: Not trusting of others, feels most people have an agenda

Looks

  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Hair Type: Short
  • Eye Color: Gray
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 220 lbs

 

Zachary Stone (THE Bad):

Basics

  • Full Name: Zachary Thomas Stone
  • Date of Birth: February 24th
  • Hometown: Grand Junction, CO
  • Alma Mater: N/A
  • Religion: Atheist
  • Occupation: Police Officer

Firsts

  • First Car: Silver BMW
  • First Kiss: Bethany Hendrix
  • First Broken Bone: Ankle while chasing cats
  • First Crush: Pamela Anderson

Favorites

  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Favorite Music: Metal
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Movie: The Human Centipede
  • Favorite TV Show: The Twilight Zone
  • Hobbies: Hunting, murder, sexual assault, discovering the internal anatomy of small animals

Best Qualities

  • Personality: N/A
  • Behavior: N/A
  • Habits: N/A
  • Relationships: N/A

Worst Qualities

  • Personality: Cruel, violent, hateful, wicked, detached, inhuman
  • Behavior: Uses good looks to lure people to him, evil, twisted
  • Habits: Probably killing women tops this list
  • Relationships: Has none. Does not feel connected to other people in any way

Looks

  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Hair Type: Short
  • Eye Color: Gray
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 220 lbs

I don’t think I need to go over the differences or similarities with these guys. If you haven’t yet read the book, pick up a copy of The Soul Mender to learn what the hell it is I’m even talking about, or if you have read book one, stay tuned for book two to see what happens to our friend, Zachary Stone—both the good and the bad.