Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Prized Blog Tour: Will Character Interview

Today's post features a new character in the Birthmarked series by Caragh M. O'Brien, a guy you don't meet until book 2, Prized, but who kind of stole my heart a little. So meet Will, and then check out how to collect the letters and enter a code for an awesome giveaway!

Thanks, Kari, for your interest in talking to Will. He’s an elusive character, hard to track down when he’s off-screen from the novel, so to speak, but I found him one evening working on the addition to his barn, and he came down from the ladder to talk to you. Crickets are starting up in the pasture behind you, and the air is soft with slanting light. He’s having a little trouble suspending reality to accept that you’ve appeared in Sylum, but here goes.

Kari: Describe yourself in four words.

Will: I’m the morteur, Mlass.

Kari: When you first saw Gaia, what was your reaction?

Will (turns his hammer slowly in his hands before speaking): Mlass Gaia surprised me. My brother had told me she’d arrived in the village, but it never occurred to me that she might come to my barn. She was different. Interesting. Mind your step, there.

Kari: Ah! Thank you. What's the hardest part about knowing there are not nearly enough women to go around for the men?

Will: You get used to it. It takes a while, but you do. What’s hard are the times when you start hoping a mlass will take an interest in you. You know, if she starts coming around, or if she laughs a certain way with you. Part of you can’t help imagining. That’s what’s hardest. I don’t know what it’s like for the other men, but I try to do the best I can with my work. I focus on that. It’s better that way.

Kari: If you had to choose between Gaia and your brother, who would it be?

Will: I have no claim on Mlass Gaia. I have no right to “choose” her in any way. If you’ll forgive me, I need to return to my work.

Kari: What kind of cake would you describe yourself as?

Will (starting up the ladder, laughing): Cake, huh? That’s an odd one. I’d be more of a pie than a cake, anyway. Pumpkin pie, straight up. Watch your step on your way out, Mlass.

Prized Code #2: S

Kari, thanks again for having me by! I had no idea a blog tour was going to be such a challenge, but it’s fun. Tomorrow I’m heading over to The Bookmonsters. I hope I’ll see you at the Goodreads chat at the end of the tour. Take care! Caragh

For full information about not only all the blog tour stops, but the Goodreads chat and collecting the codes, check out the MacTeen Books Post Here!

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