Amy: Is it true you have another book trailer ready? If so, I hope it’s for The Belvedere at Stone Gate.
Mrs. P-V: True on both counts.
Amy: Will I be able to see it today?
Mrs. P-V: Sure. Can we do the interview first?
Amy: Okay, first question. Did you want to make me cry?
Mrs. P-V: Not deliberately, but I was hoping readers would empathize with the characters.
Amy: Did you previously write the poems you later attributed to Riona?
Mrs. P-V: Yes, they were written as therapy, not fiction.
Amy: But the book is fiction.
Mrs. P-V: Totally.
Amy: Why is the story told in the voice of Claire?
Mrs. P-V: Allowing Claire to reflect on events in her life from childhood to old age helps explain her attitudes and reclusiveness.
Amy: Yes, and it helped me see elderly people in a different light.
Here’s the final question, Mrs. P-V: When you’re describing scenery and nature and people’s behaviours, are you picturing these things in your mind?
Mrs. P-V: I am, and I’m often aided by my notes and photos.
Amy: I’m finished interrogating you, Mrs. P-V. Thanks so much.
Mrs. P-V: You’re welcome, Amy. Guess you’re ready then to critique The Belvedere at Stone Gate trailer.