For this year’s A-to-Z April Challenge, I’m interviewing characters from my and/or my twin’s fiction. Some of them are major characters, some are supporting cast, and some have managed to avoid any page-time (so far).
Up first… Alandra Kade, narrating character/protagonist for “Finder’s Fee” and other short stories.
Thomas: Hi, Alandra. Thanks for taking the time to do this interview; I know you’re usually quite busy with your regular job. And speaking of that job, could you tell my readers a bit about what you do?
Alandra: I’m a finder. I find stuff. Information, old artifacts, whatever. Part librarian, part archaeologist, part one-person salvage team, part trivia nerd — I’m sure you can relate.
Thomas: Here’s a question from one of my blog followers: What do you enjoy doing when not in the middle of some adventure?
Alandra: Most of the time, my job isn’t adventurous. I like it that way. Murder mysteries and fugitives and all that — really not my thing. [glares at interviewer as if the murder mysteries, etc., are his fault] If you mean hobbies, I’d have to say listening to music. One of my favorite bands is Striking 13; their style is what you could call techno-baroque. (I bet you didn’t realize that’s a real term in your own era, did you?) I also like HDFC; that stands for Harrison De—
Thomas: –Thanks, but I don’t think this is a good place to explain their name. A link to this interview will be going up on Facebook, after all.
Alandra: What’s the matter, worried ‘Denmark’ Junior will see it? [snickers] Not damn likely. And don’t look so surprised, Weaver — it’s your fault I’m nosy, isn’t it? I’m a figment of your imagination, after all.
Thomas: How do you know you’re not a figment of Paul’s imagination instead?
Alandra: Because I don’t live in his brain, thank Murphy. All that cat hair…
Thomas: [glances at pocket watch] Well, Alandra, it looks like we’ve exceeded the recommended word count, so it’s time to wrap this up. Thanks again for agreeing to this interview, and good luck with whatever story you’re going back into.