Hello, good people of the blogosphere!! To warm you up for my author interviews and blog party next week, I'm giving you a look at the main character in Lily, book two of my Mystic series. I hope you all enjoy meeting her.
Jo: Hi Lily! It's good to have you here today.
Lily: Thank you. It's good to be here, verbally, rather than on-screen - I'm not sure I'm ready for that yet.
Jo: I understand your fear. If I'd gone through what you went through, I'm not sure I'd be sitting here either.
Lily: *laughs* I'm thankful to have been rescued from the hell I was in.
Jo: I bet. So, tell us a little about your modeling career.
Lily: I was famous. I appeared in every fashion magazine that exists by the time I was nineteen. My career really took off when I was eighteen and had already been working for a year. My ex and I did a campaign for Guess and that was the beginning of success for us. We were booked through the next two years after that ad hit the shelves. It was like a fairy tale come to life.
Jo: Will you please tell our readers what happened?
Lily: Well, I was drunk and decided - like a fool - that I should drive home. I crashed on the exit ramp and went through the windshield. I almost killed my ex-boyfriend in the process.
Jo: That's quite a burden to carry. How did you deal with it?
Lily: I'd prefer not to talk about that. Can we talk about Markaza instead?
Jo: Sure. I understand if the memory is too painful. How did you meet Markaza?
Lily: She moved into the beach house next door. That crazy fool went swimming in the Atlantic ocean in January! Afterward, she collapsed on the beach. I put an umbrella up so she didn't get crispy-crittered. She returned it, and we met.
Jo: How did she help you?
Lily: She helped me find a way to love myself again. I'm beautiful, even if I am scarred. It's my heart that counts.
Jo: How right you are. Tell me about moving to New York. Why did you make that decision?
Lily: I got accepted to a program in a college here where I'll be studying ophthalmology. I got a full scholarship from a company called WSTW - Women Save the World - and I took it.
Jo: Tell me about WSTW. What do you know about them?
Lily: Very little. All I could find online was their mission statement: "WSTW is on a mission to empower women and bring the strongest of them together to right the wrongs in the world." Pretty powerful stuff, huh?
Jo: Yeah, it is. How do you like your roommate, Bronya?
Lily: She's great. We haven't had a lot of time to get to know one another though. What I know and what I've seen, I adore. She seems really eager to make friends.
Jo: I interviewed her a few weeks ago. She's marvelous and has a huge heart. Well, Lily, thank you for your time today. I enjoyed talking with you. One last question: If you could choose who would play you in a movie rendition of Mystic, who would it be?
Lily: Thank you, Jo. I enjoyed being here. If I had to choose... Taylor Swift. She seems innocent enough.
If you want to know what Lily struggled with and how she dealt with it, you'll have to read the book!! Her story will be released 10/30. It's a hair-raiser. Don't forget to pick up a copy of Mystic~Bronya and get up to speed on what's going on! Just $3.99 for Kindle on Amazon!
Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!