Continuing on with my character interviews in which my characters interview me, I’d like to welcome Kate Avery to the blog!
If you missed my first interview with Kate’s darling and haunted beau, Michael Sinclair, you can check it out here: https://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/character-interview-michael-sinclair/
Jackie Smith (JS): So Kate, what questions do you have for me?
Kate Avery (KA): I don’t know. I’m actually pretty happy with my life. Although, I am curious. What’s up with the Color Anomia? Like, is it actually a real thing?
JS: Yep. I looked it up on the internet, and as everyone knows, that means it is definitely a real thing. However, the site I found said it’s more common in men than in women, but I figured a little artistic license never hurt anyone.
KA: Interesting. So, am I gonna have this thing for the rest of my life?
JS: Yeah. Sorry.
KA: That’s okay. It could be worse. Though I’ve got to tell you, I am kind of ticked off that you erased all my memories of Europe.
JS: Again, sorry. But if you wait another book or so, I might make it up to you.
KA: Is that a spoiler alert?
JS: Think of it more like a teaser. Gotta keep readers interested.
KA: Ah. Gotcha. Okay, so tell me more about my background. Like, why am I the way that I am?
JS: I really didn’t want you to be a typical damsel in distress heroine, but I also didn’t want you to be the melancholy, special-snowflake girl either. I wanted you to be a bit of a silly fangirl, but also someone who is strong and independent. I hope I succeeded.
KA: I like to think you did. Those are all good things.
JS: Thank you. You’re much more appreciative than your boyfriend.
KA: Yeah. He’s really sweet most of the time, but he can also be a bit of a smart aleck. He’s got a really dry sense of humor.
JS: I know. I thought I liked that about him.
KA: So, can you tell me anything about what’s in store for us in the next book?
JS: It’s going to be a bit different from the first two books. It’s less of an adventure and more of what it’s like for the two of you living day-to-day as a couple that is constantly surrounded by ghosts.
KA: But it’s not going to be boring, right?
JS: I hope not.
KA: Well, if it starts going stale, you could always throw in some zombies or aliens. You could write a new character that looks like Norman Reedus.
JS: I think you and I have both been watching too much Walking Dead on Netflix.
KA: Yeah, probably. But what else have I got to do while you take your time getting this next book out?