With An Interview
An excerpt from our interview:
For such a naive and simple person, Josephine’s character is incredibly poignant. What was your inspiration/motivation for this character?
Josephine, I love her, but then I want to just shake some sense into her. I think part of her can be found in all of us – the idea that we know best, that we can make any situation work the way we want. I know quite a few people who are screaming “You aren’t going to get the best of me,” while they are getting schemed and scammed. There’s more to Josephine than meets the eye. I think if you just label her as a “hussy” or say she’s loose morally, you’ve missed it. When I thought of Josephine, Ethan came right along with her. I think the two have to be dealt with together. He brings out that part of her that she doesn’t know exists. It’s scary when we find ourselves in a relationship with someone who brings out the absolute worst in us.
Read the rest of the inteview here.
Nelson and Cora – The Beginning on Goodreads
There’s a giveaway on Goodreads until May 13, 2012, for a signed paperback copy of Nelson and Cora – The Beginning.
Price matched my short story When I Met Crazy in the Morning – Mae’s Tale with Barnes and Noble and iBooks, so now it is free for all eReaders. It’s a short story that gives readers another point of view about one of the events in Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey and gives readers a chance to get to know a little bit more about Mae.
Short Story – Last 5 Minutes
Finishing the final revisions, edits, and polishing of my contribution to the Grim 5 Next Express Anthology. My piece, as you may have already guessed ;-), is about the last five minutes before the world ends. Not my usual forte, but I am answering my challenge of not thinking outside the box, and trying to put in new experiences instead.
Worksheets, worksheets, and more worksheets
How is May going for you? Big plans for summer?