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So glad you have joined us this week. The authors of Romance Weekly are to conduct a character interview of our choosing today. How exciting! Xio Axelrod, author of The Calum, is before me in today's hop. She created today's great interview questions.
I'm interviewing Cameron Mason. He volunteered and really wouldn't stop bothering me until I sat down and started asking questions. Cameron is a part of my Sixxer world and so far makes his appearance in Circle of Lies and Circle of Fantasies. He is the leader of the M83 team, Omega, which is a Sixxer military group fighting against the human military, Chasers. This isn't Cameron's first rodeo but of course he really didn't want to talk shop and he loved the interview questions.
Here's what I envision Cameron to look like, a blonder version of Jensen Ackles. While Cameron doesn't have his own story right now, I know there is one percolating in the back of my mind. One day he'll just start talking and never shut up until his story is finished.
On to the interview...
Fiona: What’s your favorite word?
I love words. You want me to pick just one? Don't know if I can. Let's see... I'd have to go with bibliomania. I mean you can't go wrong with a word that has mania tacked on the end of it. This is a secret I keep close, but I own a Kindle.
Fiona: What is your fondest childhood memory?
Fishing with my Granddad. We'd go down to the lake behind his cabin and sit for hours, start before sunrise. Sometimes we'd talk about what was going on in our lives. For me, there wan't much to talk about, but I was a motor mouth. I mean I was a kid. He would listen and answer my questions with extreme care. A lot of the time we sat in quiet with only the sounds of the lake and trees. My grandfather was a man of few words so when he did share some "old man" wisdom (Cameron laughs at this) I listened. We'd have enough fish at mid-day to take home and my Mom would fry them up and we'd have the best lunch. By the end of summer, I was sick and tired of fish. I miss those days and him.
Fiona: What one thing in your past do you wish you could do differently?
I think I would have gone to college instead of going into the military. I mean this is hypothetical, right? Because I love my work in M83 and helping Sixxers has become my life's mission, but I would have liked to study art history and taken some creative writing classes. Mom said I always had an active imagination and would indulge my storytelling as a kid. I would have liked being able to do more with that. But honestly, I still do write an occasional yarn - as my granddad would've called it - and I have perfected the cover I created for those emails and messages I send to my mother. If I told her in real life I help aliens in trouble, she'd have me committed.
Fiona: Vanilla or Chocolate?
Vanilla. It's a classic that never gets old and goes with anything. Or... both depending on my mood (He give me a mischievous grin).
Fiona: If you could have lunch with one famous person (alive or not) who would it be and why?
You might think it would be some literary type since I wanted to go to college but I'd loved to have lunch with Carl Sagan. I'd like to know his thoughts on alien life and compare it to the reality that's going on right now. Would Sagan have imagined the changes that would happen to humans after decades of Sixxer and Nexus influences? If he were alive to discuss the Nexus and how Sixxers are able to tap into it - that would be an awesome lunch conversation. And I like to see if he would order a cheeseburger and cheesecake for dessert.
Cameron is a junk food-a-holic. There you have it. A little bit of the psyche that's Cameron Mason.
Hop on over to Elizabeth Janette's blog, author of Redemption for Liars, to find out which of her character's agreed (or volunteered) to the interview.
See you next week!