Friday, May 2, 2008
Welcome...Esri Rose's characters
I was going to interview Esri Rose, author of the urban-fantasy, romantic-suspense comedy, Bound to Love Her (May 6). Unfortunately, Esri Rose is unavailable, as she’s being treated for something called “promotion exhaustion.” So instead I met with the characters in her upcoming book and asked what their creator is really like. The following interview took place in Erin Chandler’s home. Erin is the human heroine of the book. Galan is her elven significant other.
Trish: Erin, authors are often accused of writing themselves. How similar would you say Esri is to you?
Erin: Too similar. For instance, why couldn’t she make me a natural redhead? Just because she colors her hair, I have to? At least she didn’t give me her temper.
Galan: You don’t think you have a temper? I seem to remember sleeping on the floor at least once.
Erin: It’s not temper if it’s justified. You deserved a lot worse after the whole “love her and leave her” thing.
Galan: I seem to recall warning you, but you didn’t want to worry about the future. What was it that made you so impetuous, do you remember?
Erin: That’s in the past, sweetie.
Galan: I hope not all of it.
Trish: Galan, how do you feel about your creator?
Galan: A little awkward, frankly. I mean, she’s essentially my second mother, but I’m pretty sure she has a crush on me. It’s kind of creepy.
Erin: She’s nothing like your mother, thank God.
Galan: You do remember that this is going to be on the Internet, right?
Erin: I love your mother. Oh, what am I worried about? Your mother wouldn’t go near a computer unless the keyboard had bark on it and she could actually skin and gut the mouse.
Galan: (waving) Hi, Mom!
Jed enters (human, Erin’s friend): Hi, guys! Sorry I’m late. (Gives Galan a low-five.) Dude, should you be talking to the press, what with being a secret agent and all? Wait…should I not have said that?
Trish: Jed, what do you think about your creator, author Esri Rose?
Erin: Hey, Jed, I think there’s some pizza in the kitchen. Also beer.
Erin (waits until he leaves the room): We just told him Galan was a secret agent to explain…you know. Trish, I know you wanted to interview Kutara, but I really think it’s best you didn’t invite her. She can be difficult when it comes to dealing with humans.
Trish: I’m sorry, I…did you tell me not to invite her?
Erin: Didn’t you get my e-mail? Oh, God.
Trish Milburn’s note: For some reason, I’m a little foggy about what happened next. Apparently I cut the interview short, drove home and took a nap. I also don’t remember writing the following paragraph, but it was here when I opened the article again.
Trish Milburn would like to remind the readers of the Romance Bandits blog that the above characters are all fictional creations, and while Boulder, Colorado is a real town, elves do not exist. I’m sure we all wish Esri Rose a speedy recovery.
Two of our commenters will win a copy of Bound to Love Her. Esri Rose also has a contest going on, here.