**Author Peek** Interview with BILL HOPKINS’
COURTING MURDER (A Judge Rosswell Carew Mystery)
Character, Judge Rosswell Carew
INTRODUCING…Judge Rosswell Carew.
1. What is your name?
Judge Rosswell Carew.
Do you have a nickname?
NO! And you better never call me Ross. Rosswell is the surname of some of my Scotch ancestors.
2. Who is your best friend?
My wife, Tina Carew.
What kinds of things do you do when you’re together?
None of your business. Oh. You mean…like sitting on the balcony of our house in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It overlooks the Mississippi River.
3. If you have a family, how do you get along with them?
The only family I have are Tina and my baby boy, Jonathan David.
If you don’t, are there people in your life that you consider family? How do you get along with them?
Ollie Groton (my snitch, but I call him a research assistant to his face) is the only real friend I have outside my family. Ollie is a genius and we’ve each saved the other’s life a few time.
4. Do you have a birthmark?
No. But Jonathan David may have Sturge-Weber Syndrome. We’re checking.
Where is it/are they? How did you get it/them?
I killed a little girl on purpose. You have to read my story to find out why. I hate talking about it.
5. When you’re angry, what do you do?
Take an antacid.
Where do you go?
I go off by myself which also answers this question: How do you deal with your anger?
6. If you had to make me a meal right now, without going to the store, what would you find in your refrigerator to feed us?
Ham and beans, with lots of onions.
7. What’s the one thing you’re afraid of losing?
8. What makes you laugh out loud?
When I can get Ollie bumfuzzled.
9. Has anyone broken your heart? Who was she?
Again. Read my book. She’s gone now and I never talk about her to Tina.
10. What’s the one thing you want out of life that you don’t think you can have?
I’d like to know who my father is.
Why can’t you have it?
You’d have to ask my mother, but she’s dead.
Be sure to come back to learn more about Bill Hopkins’ novel, COURTING MURDER (A Judge Rosswell Carew Mystery), on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.
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