Turns out Suzie, Hailey’s friend from A Hero for Hailey, was not happy about the spotlight being exclusively pointed on Hailey. The funny sidekick needs an interview, too, she told me. Far be it for me to deny someone their first amendment rights. Wait. Do you fictional characters have constitutional rights? *Ahem* Anyway, let’s get on with the interview.
Why don’t you wait for your own story for an interview?
Puh-lease. I am not getting my own story. This is a romance series. I don’t do romance.
You don’t believe in soul mates?
*Rolls eyes* Maybe other people drink the Kool-Aid. I know better.
Can you tell us why you don’t believe in soul mates?
Um, no. Take me for a few drinks at McGraw’s Pub and I’ll consider discussing it. Other than that … *shrugs*
Well, now that we have that established, can you tell us how you met Hailey?
You’re going to make this all about Hailey, aren’t you?
Well, it is her story.
Come on. You know I help to save the day.
*Clears throat* Hailey and I met way back in elementary school. She was eating glue and I explained to her how she was going to go down the wrong path in life if she ate glue. Although if you ask Hailey, she’ll tell you I was the one eating glue. Don’t believe her.
What’s it like to work with your best friend?
Everyone says you shouldn’t work with friends. Everyone’s wrong. There is a trick to it, though. You shouldn’t carry out the same tasks. Then, you’ll end up competing with each other. Hailey and I work great together because she does all the sleazy PI stuff while I man the fort as it were.
Hailey says she started in the PI business because of you. What’s the story?
Nope. Skip. Move on.
I said I wanted an interview, not a counseling session.
Geez. Some people. Anyway, give us the skinny. Was Aiden really a bully in high school?
*Leans in close to whisper* Well, you didn’t hear from me, but our girl Hailey had a major crush on Aiden in high school. Seriously, it was embarrassing.
So you think Aiden and Hailey were made for each other?
*Rubs hands together* I don’t know about all that ‘made for each other’ baloney but I can’t wait to see what happens when …
Come on. Don’t leave us hanging.
Dena here again. The interview just sort of dissolved at that point. My apologies. I think Suzie is what you call an unreliable witness. Anyway, A Hero for Hailey is available for pre-order for a mere 99 pennies. Grab a copy here.