A wonderful fellow author, Melissa Kline, suggested that I play with having characters talk to me through an interview. The first character I chose is also the most intense of my characters. Merran Corina swept me away when I first started writing about him, and he still does. We have been through many adventures together…I am so excited to have them finally out there interacting with everyone! Sara: It’s been a while since we sat down and talked, hasn’t it? I’ve missed you.
Merran: We’re here now, aren’t we? Let’s chat. This is supposed to be an interview. We’ve done lots and lots of those, haven’t we?
Sara: Yes, we certainly have. You’re a camera hog, you know.
Merran (laughs): When did you figure that out?
Sara: The day you walked onto the pages of the first book and took over. The first book was not supposed to be about you, you know. You were originally a very marginal character. Someone who was a distant figure….the Azellian ambassador who loomed over everything but had no immediate interaction.
Merran: Me, marginal? No immediate interaction? Oh, that’s funny. I can’t imagine not having a connection with you. We’ve been together for nearly twenty years now. When DID the story shift from to Tamara and me and all the others? You didn’t start there, remember?
Sara: That’s true enough. I didn’t start there, not with the play I wrote for my friends and me to act out, and not with the stories that took off from there. Of course, the original characters were the voice of an overly dramatic adolescence and too many romance novels. Tamara and you were so much more sedate.
Merran (with a grin): I’m not sure I’d call our adventures sedate. I went through hell.
Sara: Well, what did it bring you? Peace, love, harmony. Joy. Everything you were looking for.
Merran: What about you? You ready to step back in and play with us some more?
Sara: Oh yes! I love playing in your reality. You ready for me to come in and channel some more of you?
Merran: Bring it on. You’re going to love what’s going on here in our world. (Extends a hand)