Saturday, November 17, 2007
1 - Tell us a bit about your book.
‘Late Night Sessions’ is a novel about love, healing and good music. It’s set around the West Midlands folk scene.
2 - Tell us about the best friend - gender, age, appearance, how they came to be with the hero or heroine and anything else we need to know about them.
Kirsten is a small, pixie woman, a very self possessed individual in her early twenties when we encounter her. She first meets Vicky, the heroine, through college. Kirsten advertises for someone to go to a folk festival with and Vicky responds. They hit it off almost instantly and end up as flat mates.
3 - Who does the "best friend" help in the book?
Kirsten helps Vicky intentionally when she can, but also creates a situation that forces the heroine to grown and develop.
4 - Does the best friend have a specific purpose in the book?
She’s a lot more than just a plot device and in terms of the story’s emotional content, she’s very significant indeed.
5 - How does your hero or heroine feel about the best friend?
There are unresolved things between Vicky and Kirsten, but Vicky’s emotions are predominantly love, and profound grief.
6 - How would your hero or heroine handle their problems or difficulties with the best friend?
Kirsten is an honorable person, but a touch bloody minded. She is seldom very tolerant of Vicky’s dithering and uncertainty, and not afraid to say the things Vicky needs to be told.
7 - Are there problems between the best friend and your main characters?
Only in that Kirsten is already dead when the story begins.
8 - Do you see the best friend ever having their own story?
No. Her story is fully played out within this book.
9 - Was the best friend inspired by anyone you know?
Yes. A very beautiful druid friend of mine announced some years ago that she didn’t know how long she had to live. Thankfully she’s still here, but I have borrowed a little from her in creating this character. Kirsten exists partly as a response to that shocking news and partly due to the loss of friends and family members in recent years.
10 - Is there anything else about the best friend that we need to know? Feel free to share.
Kirsten is an active druid, the first such character I’ve written.
11 - Please provide your website link. http://bryncolvin.mysite.orange.co.uk
12 - What is the link to buy your book?