Hi, everyone! Today, I’m reposting the guest blog from Merissa McCain’s Paranormal Month Spot yesterday (you can see the original here: http://tinyurl.com/jwq8tzx). It’s a character interview of Callie Taylor, the ghostly protagonist of Waking Up Dead. Check it out:
I do have a few questions for Callie, and she’s agreed to be interviewed, so let’s jump right on in. Oh–we have to transcribe the interview–but bear with us. This is going to be great.
Interviewer: Today we welcome Callie Taylor, the heroine of Waking Up Dead. Callie, welcome to the blog! I’m sorry to say that most of our readers won’t actually be able to hear what you have to say, since you’re a ghost. So I’m afraid that you’ll have to let me simply transcribe your words. Yes, that’s right; I’m one of the few sensitives who can see and hear you. No, I didn’t know that you were working so hard to find someone who could help you. Wait. You were there when Molly was killed? That’s terrible! Still, I don’t see that knowing me then would have helped stop it, even though I can see and hear you.
[Aside:] Pardon me, everyone. Ms. Taylor’s getting a bit agitated; I might need to calm her down.
[They speak quietly in a corner for a moment, then come back to their seats.]
Interviewer: Okay. Let’s try this again. Callie, could you tell us a little bit about yourself? Mm-hm. Okay. Sure, sure. Callie says that this is the most screwed-up afterlife she could never have imagined for herself. She was supposed to get heaven or hell. She got Alabama. That was not in her afterlife plan. She would have settled for that squeaky voice psychic from the Poltergeist movie telling her to go to the light. But no. She can’t go anywhere, unless it’s in Abramsville, Alabama.
Interviewer: So what do you do all day? Television? That’s all? No, no. I understand. There’s not a lot you could do in your disembodied state. But wasn’t there something about trying to save a man from prison? What did you do to help him? Yes, I can see that having your partner Ashara could be helpful. Right, and Ashara’s boyfriend Stephen. And . . . wait. Her elderly grandmother Maw-Maw? Um . . .
So let me get this straight. You’re a ghost. She’s a bank teller. He’s a musical-instrument repairman. She’s an elderly, cane-wielding grandmother. Together, you fight crime. Seriously?!
To see what happens when a displaced ghost teams up with an unlikely trio in small-town Alabama to solve a local murder, check out Waking Up Dead, by Margo Bond Collins, available from Amazon.com.
When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, when she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she’s witnessed another murder, and she’s not about to let this one go. She’s determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up dead in Alabama?
About the Author
Margo Bond Collins lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Waking Up Dead is her first published novel. Her second novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy, forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.
Connect with Margo
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/margobondcollins
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MargoBondCollin @MargoBondCollin
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/vampirarchy
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/MargoBondCollins
Facebook Novel Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waking-Up-Dead/502076076537575
Be sure to add Waking Up Dead to your Goodreads bookshelves: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18428064-waking-up-dead