Thursday, May 19, 2016
Meet Blake Duncan #11Beaches
Some of you know that I've been working with a wonderful group of authors to put together a collection of short stories for your summer reading pleasure. What made it a challenge is that we "borrowed" each other's characters and worked them into our own stories. I'll be hosting a series of interviews with some of those characters. Here's one that isn't in my story, but that I'm looking forward to meeting.
1. Q. What's your super power?
A. That's easy. Can't believe you haven't guessed. My charisma. My charm. Women and men alike are dazzled by my good looks . My looks are like honey to bees...fragrant, tantalizing and sweet. People are drawn to me by my looks and bewitched by my charm. I've never lost a friend.
2. Q. On what occasion, do you lie?
A: I need to clarify before I answer this question. In my business, I negotiate. I manage five bands. My job is to get my peeps the best gig I can get. Representing them well can be tough especially at times when they may be competing for the same tour date. Getting that best deal is not always easy. I have to do what I have to do. I hate it especially when I have to undercut one of my bands for another. It can get tricky. You just have to understand the business. And I do.
3. Q. When and where were you the happiest?
A. Strange you should ask. If I had been asked this question last month, I don't believe I would have had an answer. Just recently though...a few weeks ago, I ran into a childhood friend on a cruise ship. She was hosting her baby sister's bachelorette party. Hadn't see her in years--since high school. We had a few drinks on the ship. Some late night conversation. I had such a great time. Makes me wonder what my life would have been like, if I'd settled down with Shelby. Hmmmm.
4. Q.What is your biggest regret?
A. Wow! You're not going to believe this but my biggest regret is not having children. Of course, with my life style, it's probably for the best. But I use to imagine myself with twins. A girl and a boy. Blakely and Duncan. They're beautiful. Curly , deep copper colored hair and hazel eyes. And of course, they both love music. She loves to sing and has such a range. And Duncan dominates the keyboard--like a Brian Culbertson.
5. Q. What is your motto?
A. Love this question. I have a wall hanging in my music room that says: "For all of you who gossip about me: Thanks for making me the center of your world." I don't know to whom I should attribute the quote but I use it all the time. It's the story of my life. I love what I do. I love my artists. Music. And traveling. I love cutting that deal. I mind my business and wish those who speculate about my success, to leave me the H alone--pardon my French.
6. Q. Clothes in the hamper or on the floor?
A. My clothes go from the dry cleaner, to my suitcase, to my body and then, the floor. How's that?
7. Q.Where do you see yourself in five years?
A. Five years older. Still charming. Haha. I'd like to think I'd be ready to settle down. Find me a special somebody--who loves music and maybe travel. Without the somebody, I see myself doing more of the same...traveling with my bands.
Stephany Tullis Bio
My spirituality is the force behind my being. In my world, there is no life without writing, traveling, family, music and my love of politics. My loves and interests are central to my writing.
I published my first novel The Master's Plan, A Novel About Purpose in November 2013 and my first Christmas novel, 48 Hours 'Til Christmas, in November 2014.
BLUE LADY (a short story), published in February 2015, launched my first series, The Angelica Mason Series. The first full installment in this series, entitled BLUE LADY'S Sweet Dreams is scheduled for release June 2016 to be followed by BLUE LADY'S Mission Impossible in the Fall 2016.
Beach Baby Blues is a part of the Anthology entitled, Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea...11 Beaches where anything can happen.
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