Below is a character interview with Flynn Cole, from Nightmares Rise, book 1 of the Dark Shores trilogy, by Mirren Hogan and Erin Yoshikawa. I’m excited to welcome Mirren today (she did the interviewing!), and I hope you enjoy Flynn!
Today I sat down with my good friend and character Flynn Cole.
Me: Hi Flynn.
Me: Nice Australian accent you have there.
Flynn: Thanks, I like yours.
Me: You do sound a bit like me.
Flynn: So, you had questions?
Me: Yes. I understand you went to Hawaii on holiday?
Flynn: Not so much a holiday. It was more a working holiday.
Me: So– a holiday?
Flynn: (laughs). The point was to take some photos and then sell them. I a photographer. Okay, budding photographer.
Me: Why Hawaii?
Flynn: It’s about as far from my family as I could get. Don’t get me wrong, I love them, but a guy needs a break from being asked when he’s getting a real job.
Me: So when are you?
Me: Okay, okay. So tell me about Makani,
Flynn: (grins like an idiot). She’s amazing. She’s strong, independent, funny, sexy, smart, and likes Angry Birds and Dr Who.
Me: Danger seems to follow her around. Are you okay with that?
Flynn: Well – to be honest I could do with less of that. I mean, it’s nice to have a bit of excitement, but to be followed around by vampires – sorry, manangaal – and other monsters get tiring after a while.
Me: What’s the difference between a vampire and a manangaal?
Flynn: Have you seen those guys? They don’t sparkle, and they’re not civilised. They’re more like flying gut-sucking dogs.
Me: Woah, they sound like fun. Not.
Flynn: I know, right? But we hold our own against them. Mostly. Kind of…
Me: (laughs sadistically) And then some of your family tracks you down.
Flynn: I told you not to ask about that. (turns in chair). Where’s my manager?
Me: I’m your manager. Now answer the question.
Flynn: (sighs) Fine. Yes they did, my sister, her husband and their kids.
Me: Did they get eaten by monsters?
Flynn: I wish. I mean, you’ll have to read and find out.
Me: I heard there was no Vegemite in this book. Why should I read it?
Flynn: There’s pizza. There’s also beer and bacon. And sandwiches. everyone loves those, right?
Me: I like a good sandwich. I hear Makani likes them too?
Flynn: Oh yes, she loves a sandwich.
Me: What else do we need to know about this book?
Flynn: It’s funny, and urban, and sometimes a little gross, but in all the right ways.
Me: Well there you are folks: funny, urban, has monsters and sandwiches. I guess you better read it for yourself.
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