Saturday, April 21, 2012

Character Interview with Artie of the Maycly Series by Janet Beasley

What is your name? 

That be Artie

What book are you in, and is it part of a series?
I be in the book Maycly. Well, it be not just called Maycly, they be a-callin’ it Hidden Earth, Volume One, Maycly, Parts One, Two, and Three…so aye, it be a part of a series.

Tell us about yourself.
Well, I be a chukkon. We chukkon folk be always helpful, kind, and ne’er have a bad word ta be a-sayin’ about any livin’ thin’. I personally dunna have a wife or chukkonettes; I chose ta be single. Now that doesna mean I dunna like the ladies or li’l ones, it’s just that I dunna much see meself as the kind of chukkon who would take well ta the family life, ye know, a-cleanin’ and a-keepin’ a neat place. The chukkonette in me gets ta escape by a-bein' a Terrain Masters leader. I head up the Adventurers group. We do a lot of campin’ and hikin’ and all kinds of fun thin’s in the outdoors. Me dear friend Keegan helps me out, and we have a real good time. 

What is your greatest fear, and why?
Oh, holy whah – me biggest fear? The thought of it makes me skin crawl, and it gives me the creeps.  I canna say what it be  – as it be expressed in the novel, and I dunna want ta be the one responsible fer a-shoutin’ out a spoiler alert! 

What do you consider about yourself that makes you truly unique, and why?
I be not  too sure what ye be a-meanin’ by unique, but I’ll take a stab at it…if it means different from everyone else, twould have ta be me knack at findin’ the humor in most every situation…good or bad, happy or sad, excitin’ or scary. I love nothin’ more'n a-hearin’ laughter a-comin’ from those I be with. 

If you could tell us one thing you would love to change about yourself, what would it be, and why?
I canna think of a thin’ that I’d want ta be a-changin’, fer if I did think there be somethin’ , then I’d be a-doubtin’ SUL’s ability ta have created me just the way He wanted me. 

Who is your best friend?
I’ve several…but if I had ta choose, twould be Charleo. We’ve been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows together. We always be there fer each other. 

If your house was on fire, what would you try to save?
Wowza – what a question that be! I dunna worry about me possessions. I care fer the livin’ thin’s in me life. If me house be a-burnin' I’d only be a-tryin’ ta save me horse Windjammer, and anyone who’d be a-visitin’ me at the time, of course. I trust SUL and know fer sure He’d be a-rebuildin’ anythin’ that’d been wrongfully taken from me. It be that simple. 

Where can we read more about you?
Name of book: Hidden Earth Volume 1 Maycly Parts 1, 2, and 3
Genre: Epic Fantasy

What is your creator’s name? 
Oh that be an easy one! SUL be me creator….What? Oh, sorry. Misunderstood the question there. Ye be a-referrin’ ta the lady who wrote the story of Maycly…that would be Janet Beasley.

Where can we learn more about her? 
Twitter: @JLBCreatives
Goodreads: JLBCreatives