Hard to believe Matt and Amy's book is two years old:)
Can a blind date turn into a romance? Amy Callahan wants to find out, so when she flies to California to spend a week with Matt Slagal, she discovers the ups and downs of a long distance relationship. Which one prevails..."Absence makes the heart grow fonder" or, "Out of sight, out of mind"?
I invited Jean Joachim to interview Matt and Amy. Take it away:)
Are you upset your name is not in the title?
A: No; the original title was ‘Love On The Rocks’, but it fit Elicia Keller’s story better, so I was happy you changed it.
M: At least you didn’t call it ‘Matt Can’t Make Up His Mind’. Geez….was I really that wishy-washy thirty years ago?
A: Yes, you were. I had to get you to quit drinking and see which woman was better for you.
M (rolls eyes but stays quiet)
Is your love interest the way you pictured him? Or would you have preferred someone with a different hair color.
A: The guy on the cover absolutely has Matt’s cocky attitude down! He’s a bit more buff than my handsome guy-
M: Your hair is blonde, not that reddish-brown stuff. The female is all wrong for you, except for the eyes. And if you had her lips….(whistles) Oh baby what those lips do for me-
A: Shut up, Matthew.
Do you have any annoying habits your author did not share with us in your book?
M: I’ll say! She left out a
of Amy’s annoying habits. She snores,
hogs the covers, bites her fingernails, and sneezes or coughs.
A: Excuse me? You told me I talk in my sleep. Plus, you knew about my allergies. I only bite my nails when I’m nervous. The only thing Molly left out was your addiction to airplane toys.
M: Those are going to be worth a fortune someday. Now your books, on the other hand-
Jean: Can we keep going you two?
A: Sorry. Please continue.
Do you have siblings? Are you close to them?
A: I’m an only child.
M: Two brothers, two sisters. I’m the baby of the family.
Any hobbies we might be interested in knowing about?
and cross-stitch. Reading
M: Model airplanes.
Are you happy with the profession your author chose for you or would you rather be working at something totally different and why?
A: Nope, she hit it dead on.
M: Once upon a time, I thought I might go into dentistry, but my love of airplanes won.
Are you planning to make an appearance in a sequel? If not are you unhappy about that?
A: I believe I’m in almost all of them, up until book #8.
M: I cannot believe what she did to me in books #4-6. Unbelievable! Is this her idea of revenge?
Interviewer: It’s called ‘creative license’.
M: Creative license, my ass. She's just bummed because she chose the wrong man-
Jean: May I remind you that you are a FICTIONAL CHARACTER?
M: Good God, you don’t have to get hyper about it.
Now for a personal question. Is there enough sex in the book for you? Would you have liked more?
A: I’m perfectly happy with the amount of sex in it.
M: I’m not, but then again, I’m not into having people watch me loving my woman. There’s a thing called PRIVACY, you know.
Is you’re hero/heroine a good kisser?
A (looks at Matt, then Interviewer, then down at her lap): Yes, he is.
M: Great, you don’t like the way I kiss? You’re fantastic.
A: Thank you sweetie. When you’re sober, I love the way you kiss. But when you’re drunk, well, sticking out your tongue isn’t exactly what kissing is all about.
M: Wait till we get back to the room. I’ll stick my tongue up your-
How many re-writes did you have to live through?
A: Too many to count.
M: Yeah, she’d write, then cut chapters, rewrite entire scenes…I don’t even recognize myself at times.
A: Trust me, it’s an improvement.
Did your story end too soon?
Both: No, it’s still continuing to unfold.
Did you get enough time in the story or do you feel shortchanged?
M: I don’t think I have much of a voice in it. If you want to know the truth about what went on between me and Jeri-
A: No, we don’t.
Who was your favorite supporting character?
A: I love Geoff’s sense of humor; Kelly for her friendship while I was in
, and of
course, my BFF Caitlyn. California
M: Caty is smokin’ hot! But she was taken when I met her.
A (rolls her eyes)
Do you want your story to become a series with you as a recurring character?
Both: If it wasn’t for our story, there never would have been a series.
M: I still say she owes me royalty money.
Thank you both for being here today, and have a wonderful birthday/anniversary.
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