As I write this, we are a month away from the release of my second novel, In The Cards! I have plenty of fun things in store for the weeks to come … including a giveaway of my first novel, From the Desk of Buster Heywood, the chance to win a piece of In The Cards character art, and a FREE tarot reading from Salem ordained witch and psychic Alura Rose of The Poisoned Apple!
Each separate giveaway hinges on following me on a certain social media platform or joining my Friends of Aviario mailing list, and all three are of similar value. But more importantly, I would like to introduce you to a very old, very dear friend of mine… Dr. Paul Feistus.
Paul is the first official citizen of Aviario: he lived there before the town even had a name. His role in In The Cards is only supportive, but he performs it very well. As one of the town’s psychologists, his counsel helps many citizens navigate their lives: including Officer Troy McLaren, one of our heroes. To celebrate Dr. Feistus having his own blog, I thought the two of us might sit down for a little interview.
Hi, Paul. Welcome to Between The Lines … well, officially. I know you’ve been reading over my shoulder for a while now.
Thank you. I’d say I’m glad to be here, but you know how I feel about all this digital internet nonsense.
Trust me: you’ll be glad you came in a little while. You’ve had your practice in Aviario for how many years, now? Twelve or so?
A dozen does sound about right. Some of the years blur together, when you’ve seen as many as I have. Please, no numbers in that regard, my dear. Haha. … But, yes. I set up my little office in the South End after a long illness... not only to help others, but to prove to myself that I could recover completely from all that had happened. I’m getting ahead of myself, aren’t I?
Yes, you’ve got a whole novella for all of that, I believe. Please don’t do my job for me. Could you please tell our readers about the blog I’ve set up for you?
I’m not sure what there is to tell. It’s called “Ask Dr. Feistus”, which … really, I thought you were the creative one. Couldn’t you have come up with something a bit better?
I thought it concise and to the point. Like you.
Flattery will get you … well, a slight distance, I suppose. Ahem. The idea behind it, if I’m getting this right, is that readers submit questions to me, and I answer them. A sort of advice column, if you will … but not just for personal advice. Readers can ask questions about the town of Aviario, as well, since I have lived here for most of my life, and my dear wife was born here – may her soul rest in peace.. Oh, and you said something about “spoilers”. I’ve no idea what a column has to do with a car part.
Not that kind of spoiler. Basically, if readers want to ask anything that could give away the plot of In The Cards, those questions would be on a separate page, so people would have to choose to read them.
I understand, now. Thank you for humoring me.
Thank you for humoring me, Doctor. I hope you’ve all enjoyed meeting Paul, and will send him your questions! You can find Ask Dr. Feistus over at Wordpress, and you can also follow the good doctor on his own Twitter account, @dr_feistus.
I’ll see you all back here next week, when the giveaways begin! Are you excited yet? I know I am!
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