Getting to Know … Nick


Hey, everyone! Mattie Adams, mayor of Weko Harbor – and owner of the Weko Gazette – emailed me with a great idea for the blog! Given that most of my time and attention are on finishing edits for the fourth installment in the Royal Sweethearts series (Quinn’s book), she thinks it would be the perfect time for readers to get to know the future stars of the Weko Harbor series with this short interview.

I thought it was a great idea too, so I asked around, to see if any of them would be interested. No surprise, they are overwhelmingly in favor of this plan. With one caveat. Since some of this is very personal, we have to keep their answers between us. I told them I didn’t think it would be a problem. Right?

And now, without further ado, let’s get to know Nick Rutledge a little better. 

Something people would be surprised to know about you?
Gramps was a huge fan of old John Wayne westerns so, no surprise, they’re my favorites too. When I need to escape for the day, I’ll buy a bag of chips, some dip, a package of peanut butter sandwich cookies, and order a pizza. Then, let the movie marathon begin!

Favorite sport?
It depends on the season. Winter, it’s college football. Summer? The Detroit Tigers, what else?

And, continuing in that category, are you good at any kind of sports? If not, which one do you wish you could play?
Ever see the movie, Runaway Bride? I’m kind of like her, except that I’m not a woman, I’ve never been engaged, and I’ve never run out on a wedding. But I am good at running away. In fact, if running away was an Olympic sport, I’d have one the gold. But, like Maggie, I’ve hung up my running shoes. I do, however, enjoy running on the beach. Is that a sport?

Worst job you’ve ever had?
A janitor while I was at college. Specifically, cleaning the bathrooms. Enough said.

Besides a human being, and Weko Harbor, what’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
I’m going to say it was an old, weathered barn in Indiana. It was like a photo you’d see in a magazine. The sky was blue, with fluffy, pure white clouds grass. And the grass and leaves on the trees so … green. Purple and white wildflowers were growing everywhere. I actually pulled over to the side of the dirt road to just look at it for a while.

Favorite (or least favorite) household chore?
Dusting. It covers everything. And the more dustables – that’s what my mother calls them – there are, the more I dislike the chore.

If money was no object, what would be the perfect vacation?
That’s easy. A world-wide cruise with plenty of scheduled stops.

What is your best or worst memory from school?
Let’s just say I trusted someone I shouldn’t have – and leave it at that.

If you’d had a say in what you were named, what would we be calling you now?
I can’t think of anything I’d rather be called. Gramps was Hank Nicholas Rutledge. I got his middle name, and I’m okay with that.

And finally, if you could go back in time to your graduation day, what advice would you offer your younger self?
Knowing what I know today? Dear younger self, your calling isn’t what you think it is, so don’t waste your time on that. And if you’re stupid enough to move away from Weko Harbor, make sure you come back for regular visits because you will live to regret it if you don’t.

And that’s it for this post. Hope you enjoyed getting to know Nick. I know I sure did! Don’t forget, if you want to get the free Weko Harbor prequel, click here to sign up for my newsletter. And if you want to read book 1 in the series, Loser Wins the Girl, click here for purchase links. That was an affiliate link. Learn more about those here.

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