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: Let’s start with a question from my readers: How do you feel about how your author is treating you?
Mandor: I’ve created a special team to hunt him down across the universes.
Thomas: Wow. I’m suddenly glad I’m just the proofreader… What do you think of the other characters in the story?
Mandor: Two of the best are Commander Harris and Commander Tebrey. Drake, well… Can’t live with him, and obviously can’t kill him. Which I suppose does come in handy.
Thomas: You’re not the protagonist in these novels, but you’re a fairly major character. Do you consider yourself to be indispensable to the story?
Mandor: Nobody, with the possible exception of Commander Tebrey, is actually indispensable. My own contributions to history will likely be no more than a footnote.
Thomas: What was the most frightening moment for you in the story?
Mandor: To be honest, I think the scariest thing for me so far was when Drake showed up in my office, and I tried to kill him, and it didn’t work. I really thought I was screwed then.
Thomas: Yeah, but you wounded him, and you lived to tell about it. That’s definitely something to brag about.
Mandor Shadovsky is a prominent secondary character in two of my brother’s science fiction novels so far: The Fallen and soon-to-be-published The Madness Engine.