MEET MY CHARACTER
1. Tell us about your story:
o What is the name of your book?
o What genre is it?
· Year of the What? is Chicklit.
o When and where is your tale set?
· The story takes place in New York City.
2. Who are you?
o What is your name?
· My name is Dana.
o Are you a fictional or historical character?
· I’m a fictional character loosely based on the author’s true experience.
o What’s your role in the story – are you the protagonist or a supporting character?
· I’m the protagonist of the story.
o Are you a human, animal, alien, robot, or something completely different?
· I am a human heterosexual female.
o Do you consider yourself to be good, bad, or indifferent? Would others agree with this assessment – why, or why not?
· I consider myself to be a good girl, however the girls from where I grew up in small town Canada would disagree because I had the courage to move to the big city and expose myself to a different way of life. The fact that I dated and lived with my musician boyfriend in a basement in Queens before marriage was scandalous to the girls back home. Inversely, my New York roommate Kelly, the dominatrix, would consider me a nun compared to her outrageous, adventurous and alternative sensibilities.
3. What do we need to know about you?
o What is your personal goal? I mean, what do you ultimately want?
· I want it all…to find “the one” and fall madly in love and live happily ever after with a man who is also supportive of my career goals in the theatre.
o What is standing in your way? What conflict(s) do you face?
· I think the number one thing standing between my and my goals is the fact that I don’t have very much confidence with men, or with my ability as an actor, or in myself in general. The little confidence I did have in myself came from my best friend Sean’s belief in me, he has been in a coma for many months now and without his encouragement I’ve lost sight of who I am. Every time I get some footing in my career I compromise my goals to be with a man who I’ve convinced myself could be “the one”.
o Why is this goal important to you? What’s your motivation?
· My goals are important because I want to feel loved and accepted and worthwhile, doesn’t everyone?
o If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be, and why?
· If I could change one thing about myself I guess it would be to be beautiful, like 'walk in the room and everyone looks at you kinda beautiful’ then maybe I would have more confidence to go after the life I dream of.
4. How do I get a copy of your book?
o Is it available now, or when can we expect to see it released?
· Year of the What? is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo and most places books are sold. The digital version is available exclusively on Kindle and the audiobook is available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes.