Blaze Bledsoe aka Wren Montgomery is the main character in Chirp by author Ann Everett. Today she sits down with us for an interview.
What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
It was great. Each day I worked at Over The Rainbow Funeral Home and then spent my leisure time alone without any interruptions. Then she released Rance Keller from prison, and he turned my world upside down!
What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
That’s a hard question. Because I have Asperger’s syndrome, I say what is on my mind, and that’s a blessing and a curse.
What do you like least about yourself?
I can’t determine sarcasm. I’m learning with the help of my friends, but it’s something I struggle with.
What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
She had me clean up after Rance brought an overnight guest home. She dressed me in a homemade Hazmat suit and I looked ridiculous.
Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
No, I don’t argue with her. I’m not good at that. I know she has my best interest at heart.
What is your greatest fear?
That my evil stepmother will find me before I turn twenty-one and have me committed to an institution. I’ve managed to hide for three years. I just hope my luck doesn’t run out.
What makes you happy?
My dog, Muttly…and later in my story….Rance.
If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
I wouldn’t rewrite anything. My author gave me friends, a dog, and man to love…who loves me back. We had a rough road getting to that point, but in the end, I got my happily ever after.
Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
Before I fell in love with Rance, he bugged me the most. I’d never met anyone like him. He still bugs me sometimes.
Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
I’d trade places with Hanna or Tiffany, both my best friends. They’re smart, outgoing, and beautiful.
Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?
She’s also a little bit quirky. Maybe that’s why we got along so well! Here are ten things to help you know her better:
~She’s married to her high school sweetheart.
~She loves shopping at thrift stores.
~She doesn’t remember her first kiss.
~She hates talking on the telephone.
~A really sharp pencil makes her happy.
~She secretly wants to get a tattoo.
~She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.
~She thinks everyone should own a pair of cowboy boots.
~She sucks at math.
You can find Ann’s blog on her website.
What's next for you?
I’m not sure. Ann thinks about me a lot, but she’s just finished another book set in Bluebird, Texas and has one more planned. She gave Tiffany a small role in the second book, and she’ll have a major role in the third one. I know from reviews most readers like my character, so maybe Ann will give Rance and me some page time in a future story. However, things are going so well for us, I’m not sure anyone would want to read about our boring life!
A woman hiding from her future…
Heiress to the largest steel company in America, twenty-year-old, socially awkward Blaze Bledsoe hides out at Dessie Bishop’s farm. For the last three years, Blaze has eluded one investigator after another, but just when she thinks she’s safe, a PI closes in. Her luck is about to run out in more ways than one.
A man running from his past…
Rance Keller, a tough, hard-living ex-con, fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, arrives to claim the house his grandmother left him. Finding a strange girl living there, his plans for a solitary life take a turn. Her lack of modesty, no filter, and word of the day fetish baffles him, but those big green eyes and sweet mouth have him losing sleep.
Welcome to Bluebird, Texas
Where two damaged people with secrets, discover trust can lead to passion.