Thursday, October 30, 2014

Character Interviews


I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have my characters interviewed than have me come up with clever new ways of answering the same old questions! If you’re new to Mari Duggins or if she’s becoming an old friend, buckle up for real, honest, don’t-hold-anything-back, answers to these fun interview questions. Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for what comes out of Fletcher’s mouth!

Interview with single mom Mari Duggins:

Mari: I’m not really comfortable answering all these questions especially after Gina basically left me naked on a mountain top by telling my life story in her novel Digging Up Death, but I’ll give it a shot. I wouldn’t want to be accused of impeding a blog tour or interview. ;)  

  • Are you open to your own romance?

Are you kidding? Have you seen my track record with men? Well, how could you if you haven’t read the book. Let’s just say my taste in men have left me reaching for a breath mint. Seriously, it stinks!

What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?

Mate? As if I plan on getting married again. I spent 8 years married to a man who walked out on me and the kids and before that, well, we weren’t married, so that doesn’t count, does it? To answer your question, probably long term commitment!

What’s the number two quality you’d require in a mate?

Honesty and love and affection and not being wanted by the FBI, that is a biggie… oh, sorry, you did say one quality, right?  I got carried away in the fantasy. Next question…

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Mari & Fletcher Hijack the Interview

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Gina: Well, I’m originally from New York, but moved west to go to college, married and now the mom of four. I write…well you know that, and my recent passion is dancing…um…let’s see, what else…why is this always the hardest question?

Mari Duggins: Because no one can sum up who they are in a paragraph.

Fletcher Murdock: I bet I can. In fact I can do it in a sentence.

Mari: Oh really? Go ahead and try it.

Fletcher: I’m what you ladies call eye candy, but I leave those who taste the sugar longing for more. {Fletcher raises two eyebrows} Ask Mari, she’s got quite a sweet tooth.

Mari: {rolls her eyes} I was wrong. I can sum up someone’s life in less than a paragraph, in fact, I can use one word. {looks at Fletcher} Pathetic!

Where did you get the idea for Digging Up Death?

Gina: I was homeschooling my kids and got stuck on an ancient Egypt unit about Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Her history fascinated me, and at the time they thought they found her missing mummy. Then Mari Duggins showed up with all her baggage with Fletcher and Jack, her ex husband, an idea was born.

Fletcher: Baggage? I wouldn’t call it baggage.

Mari: Then what would you call it?

Fletcher: Oh, picking up where we left off. Starting a new chapter—

Mari: Dredging up the past, resolving unfinished business.

Fletcher: You make it sound so unpleasant.

Mari: Well…

Gina: Um…the characters just took over the story, just like they are hijacking over this interview.

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