Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Character Interview: Someone Always Loved You by Brooke Williams

         Brooke Williams was supposed to come and visit today, but she’s busy, so she sent two characters from her recent release Someone Always Loved You to chat with us. Let’s welcome Jay and Jordan:


My name is Jay Bartlett and I thank you for having me here today.


Hi, Jay! How did you first meet your writer?

My writer came into my life at a difficult time. I had already been through a lot, but I met her on my very first day as an ambulance driver. I knew it was what I wanted to do with my life so I gave it my all and took my classes seriously. I knew I would be the best. However, I hit a pedestrian on my first day on the job and that’s where my writer began my story.

Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
I think she was a little confused by me. She didn’t know where the story was heading any more than I did. She was just along for the ride, with her fingers crossed that everything would turn out okay for me, my family, and everyone else involved!

If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?
I’d take out all of the dumb things I did in the past and concentrate on my future. It is much brighter. It took me quite a while to get on the straight and narrow and I’m not proud of some of the things the writer showcased about me. But overall, I am who I am and I made the mistakes I made. In many ways, they have made me who I am today. So in light of that fact, I guess there’s not much I should change about my past. I like where my future is headed.

I’m Jordan James and I appreciate you interviewing me on your blog.

Welcome, Jordan! Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
Certainly not. All I’ve ever wanted to do was help other people. I enjoyed my furlough at the orphanage back when I was in college, even if I wasn’t really there to help with the children. And my career at Heritage Homes has allowed me to gain access to the giving side of many within the community. It makes my day to see things work out for other people. So when I heard that you actually wanted to interview me, it was quite a shock.

What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?
I’m actually in a coma throughout the book, but I’m more a part of the action then you might think. Being in a coma was a trying time for me because I could often hear the people around me and it was so hard not to be able to reach out and touch them or reassure them. My comatose state, however, gave me a chance to work a lot of my past out in my own mind. I love the memories I had and how I kind of re-lived a lot of my life, both good and bad. Course, nothing beats waking up…

Do you like the way the book ended?
It’s a little ambiguous and I’m surprised by the way that people take it. I find it interesting that some people feel like it is a concrete, happy ending and others think perhaps it is a little sad. Some have even said they aren’t sure what happens to me one way or the other. I personally think the ending is beautiful and just right. It is what each reader wants it to be. I like to air on the happy ending side myself.

Thanks for visiting, Jay and Jordan! Brooke Williams is an award-winning author and freelance writer. She began her career in radio, both on the air and behind the scenes. She did a brief stint in TV news and then took on her most challenging job as a stay at home mom. During the few quiet hours in her day, Brooke writes articles for a number of clients as well as fiction creations such as “Someone Always Loved You.” Brooke has also written “Beyond the Bars,” a thriller, “God in the Kitchen,” a Christian novel, and “Taxi Delivery,” a Christian Romance. Brooke looks forward to the December 9th release of “Wrong Place, Right Time,” a romantic comedy and the February 2015 release of “Accept this Dandelion” inspired by the Bachelor TV show. Brook has been married to her husband Sean since 2002 and has two daughters, Kaelyn and Sadie.

Someone Always Loved You is available at Amazon

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