Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer.
Today we are interviewing Sampson from Jennifer Priester’s novel Mortal Realm Witch: Learning About Magic.
Katelina: Hello Sampson and welcome! Can you tell us a little about yourself? Wait… Sampson? Why is there a goldfish bowl sitting here? Is this someone’s idea of a joke?
Sampson: *Ahem*No. I am Sampson. Currently I am a Goldfish but previously I was a warlock. I live in the Mortal Realm in a fish tank.
K: Um… Okay. Last week we talked to a warlock who is currently a dog, so I guess a goldfish… eh. Why not. I suppose I shouldn’t ask you any questions about fish food or whether you swim in your sleep or… *stops as Sampson gives her a dirty look* Never mind. Let’s start with which books in the series we can find you in.
S: The first book in the Mortal Realm Witch Series that I appear in is Book One: Mortal Realm Witch: Learning About Magic. I am then in books two, three, four, and five, although my role in five is hardly big enough!
K: That’s often a complaint of second string – erm, I mean side characters, heh-heh. Moving on, how would you say you evolve during the series?
S: I am a villain that becomes more villainous!
K: I guess it’s safe to say you have enemies?
S: I have two main ones, DWW and Asantra, both of which keep ruining my plans, and another witch, Turtle who would never let me have any fun! Oh, and then there’s Trom who turned me into a mouse as a punishment the first time I got caught. There’s also DWW’s friend Sam and the chocolate Labrador Retriever, Max, who helped DWW interfere with my plans the first time. I also probably have others that I can’t currently think of.
K: Sounds like you’re, um, picked on. Yeah. I suppose the biggest challenge you face-
S: Isn’t it obvious? I keep trying to take over the Realms and someone is always getting in my way!
K: Right. I’m no psychiatrist, but was there some tragic event in your past that made you this… power hungry?
S: I don’t know, I think I have always been this way, but some believe it is because I always got whatever I wanted as a kid. At least back when I was a kid people knew who was in charge!
K: I don’t imagine there’s in point in asking you whether you have a significant other?
S: Of course not, I’m in love with power, nothing else!
K: So the thing you want the most in the whole world is-
S: To control it!
K: I’d ask what you’d do with it, but I don’t think I want to know. It, um, looks like we’re running out of time. If there’s one piece of advice you could give your readers, what would that be?
S: If you are going to take over the world don’t tell anyone your plans in advance.
K: Um… right. Do you have a message for your author?
S: Since you won’t let me kill my enemies would you mind doing it for me, or at least turn me human again! Oh yeah, and give me a bigger role in Book Five, or better yet give me my own series where I am in charge!
K: And with that we’re out of time. You can find Sampson in Mortal Realm Witch: Learning About Magic available at
Also check out the website for more info: http://www.mortalrealmwitch.com/meettheauthor.html
And a special thank you to Jennifer Priester for playing along!
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