**Author Peek** Interview with
Marla Josephs’ BETRAYED Character, Nick!
INTRODUCING…Marla’s BETRAYED (A Reluctant Series Novel) character, Nick.
Karen: What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
Nick: Nick is actually my nickname.
Karen: Who is your best friend? What kinds of things do you do when you’re together?
Nick: Reid Snow is my best friend. What do we do together? Um…well, you know. Burgers, beers, and ball games are always fun. But, I guess I should come up with something more appropriate if you’re going to publish this. Let’s see…we really just like to hang out. Doesn’t really matter what we do.
Karen: If you have a family, how do you get along with them? If you don’t, are there people in your life that you consider family? How do you get along with them?
Nick: I have a wonderful family. My sister, parents, and I are very close. And, we get along very well. I do have extended family that I also get along with very well.
Karen: When you’re angry, what do you do? Where do you go? How do you deal with your anger?
Nick: I have a pouty chair. (laughs) At least that’s what my girlfriend calls it.
Karen: A pouty chair?
Nick: Oh man, this is another one we should leave off the record. But, it’s just a chair I sit in when I’m working things out. It’s in this corner, and it’s a really uncomfortable chair.
Karen: So, why do you sit in it?
Nick: I think it forces me to face whatever it is I need to work out. Especially when I’m angry and I think I’m in the right. It forces me to see it objectively, and most of the time, I’m out of bounds. Does any of this make sense?
Karen: Um…sure. (trying not to laugh.)
Nick: Definitely leave this out. My girlfriend already calls it my pouty chair. I don’t want her to also know that I’m admitting to being in the wrong.
Karen: 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?
Nick: Not sure. But, probably breakfast foods! I always have fruit, eggs, and usually ingredients for pancakes or crepes.
Karen: What’s the one thing you’re afraid of losing?
Nick: (Looks like he has something in mind, but doesn’t want to say it.)
Karen: What was the first thing that came to mind?
Nick: It’s sort of personal.
Karen: Oh? Well we can move on to the next question if you don’t want to share.
Karen: What are you most ashamed of in your life?
Nick: (Laughs but with little humor) Uh, I’m not real comfortable with that one either. I take it we’re getting to the personal questions?
Karen: Yes. We are. But, you don’t have to answer anything you don’t want to.
Nick: So, can we just skip the personal questions if I just give you a little information?
Nick: (cringes a little) I did something a long time ago that really hurt my girlfriend. And, I’m not real proud of that. And, we were apart for a very long time. But, now…well, now she’s given me a second chance. And, I don’t intent to blow it. Is that good enough?
Karen: (smiles and nods her head) How about, what makes you happy? Is that too personal.
Nick: (Grins now) Keeping my woman happy, always makes me happy.
Karen: That’s always a good answer. 🙂
Be sure to come back to learn more about Nick and Marla Josephs’ novel, BETRAYED (A Reluctant Series Novel), on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.
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