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Vera Jane Cook

Welcome Grandma Edna! Character Interview

Thank you for coming to chat with us today. Why do you think Vera Jane Cook chose you to represent her? Because Sassy doesn’t like the limelight. Actually, I don’t either but Seth is too shy, Dudley is long gone and El can’t be trusted. So it’s me, like it or not.

Tell us a little about yourself? I can’t say I never killed anyone but I can say it was always the right one.

What is your birth date? Well, let’s put it this way, when I was born motion pictures had just learned to talk.

Where do you live? What is it about that area that drew you there? I inherited all the land of Carter’s Crossing. I’m a Carter. Inherited the house too. Luckily the Yankees didn’t burn it when Sherman marched his men through my state and my grandfather took buckshot from a Union officer.

What do you wish people would know about you? I don’t like anyone knowing anything about me, adds an air of mystery.

What music do you listen too? It certainly isn’t rock and roll.

Will we be seeing more of you or are you stepping out of the lime light? As long as Sassy needs me, I’m not going anywhere.

Where have we seen you before? Well, it wasn’t on the cover of Vogue.  Maybe in Beaufort, buying China?

What is your perfect evening? Sitting on my porch, in my rocker, under the stars.

What do you do to relax? I take a hot bath.

Is there anything you wish Vera Jane had kept her mouth shut about? Funny you should ask me that, let’s start with incest? Murder? Revenge? Infidelity? I mean, those things are not proper to discuss, novel or not.

Do you feel you were portrayed fairly? Well, no, not in the beginning. Later maybe. I did mellow.

Tell us about what drew you to him/her? The only man I ever loved was a bastard, what else do you want to know?

What really pushes your buttons? Questions like this.

What’s your favorite sports team? Oh, come on. I’d rather watch bees build a hive.

What’s you biggest turn ons? I hope you don’t mean sexually? I can’t seem to remember.

What are your biggest Turn offs? Hairy legged men in shorts.

What’s your perfect day? Why? I like sunshine because the world is made right. Rain whispers the threat of transition. Snow brings too much memory of regret. Sunshine is sweet, can’t get enough of its kisses.

What your favorite Ice cream flavor, Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry? What’s the matter with butter pecan?

Do you believe in ghosts? Of course I do, got a cat haunting my bedroom.

What is your biggest fear? Dying.

Why should the readers be interested in your story? It’s the story of Sassy, my dear granddaughter. She didn’t have it easy, she bled, perhaps, too much, but when the healing came, she triumphed. Readers should be interested in getting what you want no matter how long it takes, and living long enough to begin anew.

Happy Reading, I hope you enjoy my book.