Jig has a minor role in the first novel,
Hawk Dancer, showing up only in the final third of the book. Yet my character development primed him to play bigger parts in the companion novel,
Cloudburst, and to become a major character in a few of the short stories found in the Birch Clump Village Reader series.
The previous illustration has him looking in on his friend Erik Fern following a traffic accident in the story, "A Goose in Deer Season."
Jig is well liked, particularly friendly and modestly outgoing in nature. Yet, those that feel they know him begin to realize that he is cleverly reserved in not revealing much about him and his history. Some suspect, and with merit, his Mom and he left some dark secrets back in Suriname.
He partners up with fellow employee, Danny to perform some amateur detective work regarding mistreatment of migrant farm workers near Escanaba, MI. Their comical blunders nearly get's him beaten or killed in "Ten Things."
He bravely and courageously comes to Dean's and Greta's defense during college in another short story.
In stories still under development, Jig is developing a romantic interest in a woman whose husband deserted her.