by Kate George
As some of you may know, I’ve been on the California Schemin’ Blast-Off Blog Tour since the beginning of February. This means I’ve been writing about random subjects for several weeks now. I’m getting a little tired of listening to my own voice and it raises the concern that others might be getting tired of me too. Not the effect I wanted. So I came up with this brilliant idea! Why not have my characters do some talking? Why not have Meg interview Bree?
Bree is the protagonist of Moonlighting in Vermont and California Schemin’ and Meg is Bree’s best friend. I think it’s the perfect solution – Meg will interview Bree, which will get you more acquainted with the two of them, and I’ll get to take a break. Genius. Take it away, Meg!
Meg: Really? I get to interview Bree? Fabulous. Can I ask anything I want to? Yes!
Bree, you are in so much trouble.
Before we get started I want to say that I’ve been friends with Bree for fifteen years. I deserve a medal for that. Bree, put that frying pan down. If you can’t be civil we’ll have to do this over the phone.
First Question: What did your brothers say when they found out you had inherited your grandmother’s farmhouse and acreage? Did it create a rift in the family?
Bree: Just you wait, Meg Maverick. I bet you anything I’ll get the chance to interview you too. And don’t expect me to fight fair.
What was the question? Oh yeah. No, no rift. Actually my brothers did a happy dance when they found out I had inherited the farm. I love the farm but it would have been a lead weight around the neck for either of them. Believe me, it was not a problem. Anyway, they got the bulk of the money. So it was fair.
Meg: So I hear you met a hunky federal agent on your trip to California. I’d hate to think you would drop Beau just because some guy in a uniform came sniffing around. I know how you love the men in uniform.
Bree: First of all, he didn’t come sniffing around. He abducted me. Second of all, he’s undercover. He doesn’t wear a uniform. I’m not even sure what kind of agent he is. Third, I may flirt but I never cheat. If I’m with a guy, I’m with a guy. I did not dump Beau.
Why are you being so mean?
Meg: I’m mad because you get all the adventures while I’m stuck at home with my kids and the newspaper.
Bree: Oh pooh. Deirdre can publish the paper, and Tom can watch the kids. If you want an adventure you should go have one. And what about when we took Gunner to the barracks? Wasn’t that enough of an adventure for you?
Meg: That was too much of an adventure.
Hang on. I’m supposed to be asking the questions here. Last one: Do you have any plans for this summer?
Bree: No! This summer I’m going to putter around the farm, swim in the river and hang out with you and the kids. I’ve had enough excitement.
Meg: That sounds like wishful thinking to me. You know – famous last words.
Bree: Oh, shut up. Let’s go feed the ducks.
Meg: So you can push me in the pond? I don’t think so.
Kate George is the award-winning author of Moonlighting in Vermont and California Schemin’. She lives in Vermont with dogs, kids, and currently, snow. You can reach her at www.kategeorge.com. Her books are available at www.mainlymurderpress.com, amazon.com or can be ordered from any bookstore.