Today, I am at the local Starbucks sipping my grande decaf sugar-free caramel soy latte while staring contemplatively out the window at the rain. As an author, I should be sipping decaffeinated green tea or some tasteless herbal concoction. However, I am hopelessly addicted to sugar-free caramel which does not go well with Mandarin Orange Spice. As I sit here relishing the return to Seattle weather, I spy a kindle user in one of those large over-stuffed chairs that always has crumbs in between the cushions and yet is always taken. Unbeknownst to her, I am a not so famous author and so I will pounce upon her and submit her to a Reader Interview.
Naomi: Hello, my name is Naomi and you are?
Joy: Hi, my name is Joy.
Naomi: Hello Joy. I’d like to ask you a few questions if I might?
Joy: I’m voting for ….
Naomi: Ah!! That’s not the question. In fact, that’s entirely your personal business. What I really want to know is this: Is that your real name and if not, why won’t you tell me your real name?
Joy: (Looking strangely at Naomi) My name is Joy. Is your name Naomi?
Naomi: As a matter of fact it is. Now that we’ve covered the name issue, can I ask you what you are reading?
Joy: Actually, no. It’s none of your business.
Naomi: Okay. I’m sorry to intrude. Can I ask you what is your favorite book?
Joy: You can ask but it’s also none of your business.
Naomi: I’m sorry. Can I ask you anything about your reading material?
Joy: No. I don’t know who you are or what you want but all of it is none of your damn business.
Naomi: Sorry! Sorry. Okay, last question, do you like your kindle?
Joy: Yes. Will you go away now?
Naomi: Yes. Thank you for your time.
Well, that concludes our Reader Interview for today. I’ll just go back and contemplate the rain some more while I try to come up with something else to write about.