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).
Thomas: My readers want to know, What other characters would you normally be compared to?
Jon: [laughs] Is this a trick question? No, I don’t think I should go into that. Some of your readers may think I’m actually based on you, Weaver — not that I’m implying you’re fictional or anything.
Thomas: We’re nothing alike.
Jon: Well, we’re less alike than appearances suggest.
Thomas: Tell Grace that. [shakes head] I was going to ask if you could imagine yourself having a completely different life, but I’ve come up with something better: Tell us about your name.
Jon: It’s not the one I was born with, if that’s what you’re getting at. In that way, I’m much like several other characters you’re interviewing this month. Yes, I named myself after the protagonist from “Bach’s birdie book,” as you jokingly call it. I needed a new alias, and it… felt right.
Thomas: And your role in the overall story arc?
Jon: Catalyst, so far. Geoffrey and his housemate helped me when someone was trying to kill me, which is how we all first met Drake–
Thomas: I love how you skip over details to make that not sound as scary as it was when it happened.
Jon: Anyway, my role is all just backstory, as far as your novels are concerned, because you promised to let me have a few years of a normal life before throwing me back into the fray again.
Thomas: Are you looking forward to that?
Jon: I have a feeling I will be, by the time it happens.