Today I got to interview the characters from The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick. I hope you enjoy!
1. What is your greatest achievement?
Shirley: Raising two fabulous children.
Jack Pool: Scoring an audition at one of the best music schools around. Of course, it won’t mean anything if I don’t make it in. And with what’s going on here tonight, I don’t know if I’ll even make it to the audition.
Emaline Durham: Achievement? How can I think about accomplishments when I’m partly responsible for my baby sister’s disappearance?
2. What is your favorite song?
Shirley: “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Jack Pool: “Ain't Misbehavin’ ” – Fats Waller / Louis Armstrong
Emaline Durham: “It Had To Be You” – Isham Jones/Marion Harris
3. Who is closest to you?
Shirley: My immediate family.
Jack: Emaline. Without question. But life would be a whole lot easier if it were someone I could be seen with in public.
Emaline: Jack. I love him. But after tonight, I wonder if he’ll even want to speak to me again.
4. How would you describe your life in 5 words or less?
Shirley: happy, surprising, simple, fulfilling
Jack: miserable, ominous, alone
Emaline: heartbroken, grief-stricken, regretful
5. How old are you?
Shirley: Old enough to vote and too young to collect Social Security.
Jack: I turned 16 today. When I got up this morning, I thought it was going to be a great one. Fat chance.
Emaline: Fifteen, but today I feel ancient.
6. What is your favorite item that you own?
Shirley: My iPod. I’m practically a cyborg, it’s so attached to me.
Jack: My cello.
Emaline: My father’s high school ring. But I’d trade it in a heartbeat for some news about my sister.