I was recently tagged in the “Meet My Character” blog tour and I was only too happy to take part. The aim of the game is that once you’re tagged, you have to interview a character from your series. Sounds fun! Before we see who I’m tagging, let’s check out my challenger – the fabulous author/voice actor, Morgan Straughan Comnick
About Morgan Straughan Comnick
Educator of young minds by day, super nerdy savior of justice and cute things by night, Morgan Straughan Comnick has a love for turning the normal into something special without losing its essence. Morgan draws from real life experiences and her ongoing imagination to spark her writing. In her spare time, she enjoys doing goofy voices, traveling to new worlds by turning pages, humming child-like songs, and forcing people to smile with her “bubbliness.” It is Morgan’s mission in life to spread the amazement of otaku/Japanese culture to the world and to stop bullying; she knows everyone shines brightly.
So anyway – the character I’ll be interviewing today will be from my forthcoming novel Amanda Moonstone: The Missing Prince – published through Paper Crane Books in 2015. Today I’ll be interviewing a character called The Author – and no, he’s NOT based on me! XD! I brought him here so he can tell us a little about his role in the story.
Me: Thanks for appearing to answer these questions, Author.
Author: I’d like to express my joy on being here. I’d like to... but Joy is an emotion. And emotions cannot be expressed by one that does not feel them.
Er... ok... Right, well let’s move on.
What’s your real name?
My Name? A name is simply a false identity that we grant ourselves to give us a sense of belonging. I, on the other hand, have no such illusions. I have been named many things. The Thing That Should Not Be, The Last Firstborn, The Dark Eternal Night – even The Tragic Truth. These are just titles – they have no meaning.
Ok... Are you a fictional or historic person?
I am neither a character of fiction nor a part of your history. I am a part of my own history. I have been and always will be.
*sigh* This is going to be a long interview! Ok, when and where is the story set?
The story of Amanda Moonstone is set on the planet Draconica, a world I believe your “readers” are aware about. Amanda resides on the country Celtland, next to Brittana. For those who have read Trapped on Draconica, it is set just after those events, but before Legacy of the Dragonkin.
Ok, well at least I got something out of you. What’s your role in the story?
I seek to help Amanda realise her full potential.
And how do you do that?
(The Author looks down at his book and turns a few pages)
Um... all right... What do we need to know about you?
Only what I allow you to know.
Right... So, what is your main the main conflict?
Conflict? I have no conflict (looks up and stares at me with his one eye) I AM the conflict.
Ok, starting to get scared now! :o Can you tell us your personal goals?
What are goals but dreams we chase. I have no goals. Only endings.
Well, can you at least tell us what your desired “ending” is?
I could... but I DO hate spoilers...
Can you give us ANY straight answer?
Possibly. If you ask the right questions.
Well can you at least tell the readers when Amanda Moonstone: The Missing Prince is due out.
That is not in my hands. But of the Goddess – she who holds the power to unleash the tale upon the world. She who decides what words are to be said. What order they appear. She of whom you are at her mercy. She who holds your fate in her hands.
You mean – the publisher?
Publisher to you. Goddess to me. Even Authors have higher powers they must obey.
Well, I'm sure my publisher will be grateful that you think so highly of her :) Ok then. Is there anything else you can tell us about you?
(Closes his book and stands up) You are starting to bore me. I shall entertain this joke no longer.
Hey! Come on, don’t leave like that! You haven’t given the readers anything! Can’t you at least tell us... (suddenly I feel a choking sensation around my neck).
Words are only as powerful as those who speak them. And your words do not hold power over me. You will find out about me when the time is right. When the time is upon us.
The Author disappears in a puff of smoke. As I check my neck to make sure that there is no major damage, I notice that, scrawled on my wall is a cryptic message.
Who Is The Author?
Ok, whilst I try and recover from that shock, I am going to set the next interview. And keeping it with my Author friends at Paper Crane Books, I’m gonna tag the super talented Michelle Franklin, author of the Haanta Series. I'm giving her until Sunday to post her interview. Be sure to check back on her blog next week for her character interview. I’m looking forward to it! :)
About Michelle Franklin
Michelle Franklin is a small woman of moderate consequence who writes many, many books about giants, romance, and chocolate.