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 have Angela Collins – another character from Mark Mackey.
Katelina: hello Angela! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Angela: No problem. I’m Angela Collins, full blooded Vampire.
K: Aha! I thought I recognized those fangs! You’re not from Maine, by any chance, are you? Or Iowa?
A: I’m a resident of New York city.
K: Oh. We haven’t been there, yet. We always end up in out of the way places. So, which book are you in?
A: I grace the pages of Maureen: a vampire, and possibly my own future story/series.
K: That would be cool to get your own series! Especially if they named it after you!
Verchiel: Yes! Many of us side characters deserve our own series! I can think of one off the top of my head. Some of us need more page time, you know?
K: *to Verchiel* No, you don’t.
A: I do. Honestly, I don’t feel I’ve been given enough time in Maureen to evolve.
K: Well, I can see how that would be tough. But if you don’t have time to evolve then I guess you probably don’t have a host of enemies chasing you-
A: Enemies? Yeah, I do. Those pathetic Guzzers win that title, hands down.
K: Oh. Well, then do you get some romance?
A: I once was in a relationship, but he was killed on our very first date by a pack of Guzzers, who my sometime caretaker Miriam Kingston later mauled to death in her guise of a werewolf.
V: So, you’re single? *Gives her a charming, fanged grin*
K: Oh for crying out loud! First Loren and now you! *to Maureen* Just ignore him. So… where were we? Oh, yeah. So what would you say is the biggest challenge you face in the story?
A: Oh, clearly being asked to turn my close friend Heather Rachel Tanners into a vampire.
K: Yeah, I could see that. It’s such a commitment, isn’t it? And being a vampire means a whole host of new problems – or wait. I guess in some universes it doesn’t. I mean, you drink blood, right?
A: Yes, of course.
K: Not human blood?
M: Yes, I do, actually.
V: It is tastier.
K: Um. *tugs at collar* What about sunlight? You don’t… sparkle, do you?
A: No, sunlight can kill me.
K: Oh, okay. Then you know what I mean about all the challenges! But I guess we’re running short on time so if you could say one thing to your author, what would it be?
A: Write that short story which has existed as an idea since May 2011 (the one about my date being killed).
A: Come pay me a visit in New York, and check out Maureen to read about what a fantastic creature of the night I am.
K: And since we’re almost out of time, last question; What is it that you want the most in the whole world?
A: To see what it’s like to live as a living, breathing human being.
K: And we’re outta time! I do want to say a big fat “SEE!” to Verchiel, here, who is of the opinion that vampires are superior.
V: They are.
Jorick *appears and glares at Verchile* What is HE doing?
K: Just leaving. A big thank you to Angela for stopping by. Remember you can find her in Maureen: A Vampire’s Tale by Mark Mackey.
And a special thanks to Mark Mackey for playing along!
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