Character Interview from The Sweet Spot by Naomi Springthorp

The Sweet Spot by Naomi Springthorp

Character Interview

Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself!

Huh, my name is Rick Seno.

Tell us who you are and what you do!

I’m the catcher for the San Diego Seals professional baseball team and I have a non-profit organization for kids camps.

What do you do for a living?

Play baseball

How old are you?

I’m 28

Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?

I’m the hero, which is funny to say because I don’t feel like a hero. I just do my job and lead my team.

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

I don’t think there’s anything special about me. I’ve been told I have the best beard in the league. Naomi keeps telling me I have clear blue eyes, I think they distract from her writing.

Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?


If you could have a superpower what would it be, and why?

Invincibility, so all the balls and bats that hit me would bounce off and not leave bruises.

What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?

I hate liars and people that are fake

What would I love the most about you?

Chicks seem to love my ass

What would I hate the most about you?

Probably my work schedule and the fact that I’m a ballplayer. It’s not the reality that people think.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

A long drive with my girl at my side, followed by a night in her bed.

What’s the best part about being in love?

It’s hard for me to contain my grin. I never thought I’d be in love. I had honestly given up. The best part? I’ve found it and I’m never letting it go.

What is your greatest fear?

100mph fastball to the head

Hot weather or cold?

I like warm weather. Nothing like the sun shining on the baseball field.

Dogs or cats?

We always had dogs. Mom was allergic to cats.

Who was your first love?

I’ve never loved anyone before Sherry. I thought I did, but I was wrong. Well, unless you count the poster of Heidi Klume I had on my bedroom wall in high school, but I think that was more lust.

What’s your number one relationship deal breaker and why?

Secrets. It’s hard to get over when you’ve been cheated on.

How do you take your eggs in the morning?

However, Sherry makes them. Usually an omelet.

Someone is secretly in love with you. Who is it and how do you feel about that?

We don’t have secrets. I don’t kiss and tell.

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

I’ve always wanted to be a baseball player. I focus on what I want and go get it.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Spoil my girl and knock her up.

What is the one food you can’t live without?

Whipped cream

If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you?

Tom Hardy or maybe Kivanc Tatlitug