Today, I am going to do something a little different on Books & Bites. On various blogs you may have seen interviews with characters from different book series, and I’ve decided to do the same with mine. Hopefully it will give you all a bit of an insight into my novel, as well as one of the main characters. I’m pleased to introduce you all to Suzanne Harvey…
Thank you for taking part in this interview. Starting things off, how old are you?
I’m sixteen; at least, that’s what I tell everyone that asks.
Are you at school?
I’ve just started at Sycamore Heights High with my best friend, Emily Rhodes.
Don’t you live with Emily? What’s the story behind that?
Me and Emily recently moved to Sycamore Heights in Oregon. It’s the latest move of many. We live with our guardian, Marcus Townsend, and his best friend, Jonathan Granger.
Where is your family?
The only family I have still walking amongst the living is my sister, Katrina. Although there have been sightings of her, I haven’t seen her for years.
Is finding her the reason why you keep moving?
That’s the main reason, yes. Marcus will find out about another sighting so we’ll all pack up and head over to the next town. Although, there have been occasions where we’ve had to leave anyway. We’re not like other people.
What makes you different?
Marcus wouldn’t want me to say too much about it for our own protection. Let’s just say that he has a tight leash on me and Jonathan, and there’s a lot at stake if Emily were to say too much to the wrong person.
Moving on; have you ever been in love?
There was someone for me once. Before my sister disappeared, Jonathan meant everything to me but I realized he wasn’t the man I thought he was. I’ve changed a lot myself over the years and now I see him more of a brother than anything else.
So there’s no man in your life right now?
I didn’t say that. There’s only one man that I can rely on in my life. He always listens to me, he doesn’t answer me back, he’s gentle, and he’s well-groomed. Our only real incompatibility is that he’s a vegetarian and I prefer to wolf down my meat… but he doesn’t complain or try to change me.
He sounds great! What’s his name?
He’s my pet rabbit, Flopsey. (Suzanne grins) Sorry to disappoint, but all I need in my life is my best friend, my pet bunny, and my sister. I’ve had enough of living with Marcus and Jonathan to know that I do not have the patience for a relationship. Besides, I have a very long life ahead of me for that kind of thing.
What do you think the future holds for you?
I feel like I’ve never been as close to finding Katrina than I am right now so I know that I have to keep looking. I imagine that somewhere she’s out there trying to find me too, and one day fate will make our paths cross. Nothing and no one will stop me from finding her, but luckily I am surrounded by three very supportive people that only want that for me too.
It was nice talking to you and I wish you the best of luck finding your sister.
I hope you liked my character interview with Suzanne. In the coming months be on the look out for Katrina’s, Emily’s and maybe even Marcus’.
Random Fact 2: In Forgotten there are three pets as characters; two dogs and a rabbit.