On December 4, 2015, I was introduced on ‘The Story Reading Ape’s blog to be accepted in his ‘Author’s Hall of Fame’. I’m very grateful he did that and accepted several guest posts since that day. TSRA’s post went viral before my first book in the series ‘Soul Taker’ was published. That day I interviewed one of my characters, Simin Arnatt. She is quite an important character in my series, strong, beautiful, a fighter.
Book Four in ‘The Council of Twelve’ series will be Simin’s story. I decided today to re-publish Simin’s interview here below for you to meet her (or meet her again).
Simin isn’t an easy character, independent, proud, unique, difficult to handle at times. Brace yourself for her arrival…
Interview with Simin Arnatt.
I am honored to be permitted to ask you a few questions and that you agreed to let us know you a little better.
You’re welcome. It is nice to be here. Don’t forget to keep your curiosity under control and we’ll get along well.
I understand. Now let’s start with the beginning. You are beautiful, but unusual. Where were you born?
Thank you so much for the compliment. I am in fact born in England. My mother was English, my father, Persian. I got my parents’ looks, equally from both of them. Only that I look like their negative. (She laughs musically) I got my father’s light skin and my mother’s chocolate hair – and nature switched it and made me.
The contrast is unique, in particular with your dark eyes. You are gorgeous. You look like being in your late twenties the most. May I ask how old you are?
Again thank you for all compliments. As for my age: After I reached my biological limit at the age of 22, I haven’t noticed to age significantly. And that was a long, long time ago. My parents passed away, their bodies turned into dust in the meantime. I did not expect to live this long, but that’s how it is. And no, I won’t tell you my actual age. It will, as so many things about me, remain a secret.
What do you do for a living?
I am something like a “bounty hunter”. I search for individuals on order.
That sounds interesting, can you tell us more? For example: Why do you search for these individuals and who gives you the orders?
I’m sorry. It’s my work, and I do guarantee absolute discretion to my customers.
There is something unusual about you. And you mentioned you are much older than I guessed. Are you human?
Not entirely, no.
But you’re not a vampire?
(Laughs out loudly). No, not at all.
This will remain a secret
Were you born the way you are?
Are you the only one of your kind?
I have never met another in my entire existence. But this doesn’t mean there is nobody else. We just might not have met.
STOP IT!! Enough of that. If you don’t have any other questions.
Is there a man in your life?
Your answer came out a little hesitating. Are you sure there is nobody?
But you are in love?
(Blushes furiously) I don’t talk about that. This goes too far now. Do you have one more question to ask? Otherwise I…
Yes, please. Is there anything you would like to be able to do? A wish, a dream you have?
I sometimes wish I could fly into heaven, spread my wings, fly above the clouds, and end up where all is love and peace. Away from blood, cruelness, injustice and… – Heaven… (her eyes are dreamy)
I’m sorry, but this is it. I consider this interview over. It was a pleasure to be here. All the Best and good luck with your book.
(Originally published December 4, 2015 on The Story Reading Ape’s blog)
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