Thursday, 8 September 2011
Author Spotlight - Character interview by S Cuffe, featuring Jackie Duncan & RJ Adams
SC: What brought you to the town of Stellar 's Ford?
RJA: Ladies first, I insist.
JD: Thanks so much. I volunteered to be the forester on this logging project because I have connections to this place. When I was a kid, my dad and I came every fall and helped shut down Grania Mountain State Park for the winter.
RJA: That's funny, I don't remember you. My family always vacationed in our mountain cabin. The word is you're here to take my family's land and cabin to clinch this "lumber deal". I'm here to see that doesn't happen.
JD: That's not true, I have other priorities.
RJA: That's an interesting phrase.
SC: Excuse me, Guys. Let's keep this about information, not about your feelings for each other. You both love these mountains, but you're obviously on opposite sides. There was an incident by East Pond. Can you tell us about it?
JD: I was marking trees with the mill boss when we found someone had spiked a pine.
RJA: Hey, you ought to warn your victim -- you could start a bonfire with that look. Yes, I was there, but I had nothing to do with the tree spiking. It was amateurish sabotage. I'm more concerned about the arrow that nearly hit you.
JD: It was just a hunter with poor aim.
RJA: You can try to brush it off, but that wound on your cheek is real enough. These woods aren't safe anymore.
JD: You'd know more about that than I would. I hear you're organizing an environmental protest. I won't allow anyone to hurt this community.
RJA: Neither will I.
SC: Unfortunately, we're out of time, but we'll open it up to your readers. Is there anything you'd like to ask our hero and heroine?