Welcome to this week's blog. Today I'm interviewing the hero of my latest novel, Circles Interlocked. That is if I can get him to speak. He's been sitting here for ten minutes just sipping his coffee.
Victoria Adams – Welcome. Care to introduce yourself?
Robert Holiday – Robert Holiday and I'm here under protest.
VA – Care to explain.
RH – Julie thinks it'll be a cute idea. I think it's....
VA – So, you're only here because your girl friend, Julie, asked.
RH - Uh-huh. Can't seem to deny her anything she asks.
VA – Head over heels in love with her? (Just so you readers know, he just grinned and nodded.) Let's try again; Julie would like you to tell us a bit about yourself. Like where did you grow up.
RH – LOL – going to play hardball and drag Julie into this. OK. Grew up in North Shore. It's across the bay from where Julie grew up in Westland. Westland is where the rich and powerful people live. North Shore is where they dump their industrial wastes.
VA – Julie mentioned you ran with a gang.
RH – Shoresmen. But I cut my ties a long time ago.
VA – If you grew up on opposites sides of the bay, then how did you and Julie meet?
RH – Biology class. Part of a deal with a judge was I finish school. I figure one more term in North Shore High and I'm out. Nope. They registered me in some snotty Westland prep school. Julie and I were in the same classes. I helped her in Calculus. She got me through English.
VA – You left out the part where you met and fell in love.
RH – Left out a lot of parts – some good – some not so good. But ya, the short version is –we met and fell in love.
VA – Then what happened?
RH – Julie got accepted to a big dance company, but she wouldn't leave because of me. How could I be the reason she not follow her dream? I faked a make-out session with a friend and made sure Julie caught us. (long pause) Then I watched her walk out of my life.
VA – The pain of remembering it is very evident on your face. How did you get over her?
RH – Who says I did? I survived by going to college, collecting some degrees and working at the ranch. When Mrs. Murran passed away, I ended up being the sole beneficiary the Murran Estate and Racing Stables. Learning to run the affairs of the estate kept me busy.
VA – Classic story of poor boy strikes it rich. How did you and Julie reconnect?
RH – You can tell your readers I'm still scratching my head on that one.
VA – Explain.
RH – Cori…uh, my girlfriend and I were out at a black tie affair and I got called back to the ranch. She came home with me and went to bed. I crawled in about 5 A.M. and passed out. Woke up the next morning next to Julie.
VA – So that's what Julie meant by you and she woke up together by accident.
RH – I have no idea how she got there. But she's back in my life and we're getting married September 21st.
VA – Can I say – And they lived happily ever after. Thank you for being here today. It wasn't so bad was it?
RH – Naw, it was alright. Can I go home now?
VA – That's it for this week's interview. Happy romance.