I interviewed Kate M. George, 2009 Daphne Du Maurier Award winner for her novel Moonlighting in Vermont, on September 29, 2010. Her main character, Bree MacGowen, like Kate, lives in a small Vermont town. Mainly Murder Press releases her next novel in the series, California Schemin’, this month. Please welcome Kate back to WWK. E. B. Davis
A Not So Alien Interview
Moonlighting in Vermont Bree discovers her boss dead and becomes a suspect. In the second book, California Schemin' Bree accidentally gets embroiled in another murder while on vacation in California. The irony is that she went to California to recover from the first murder. Today FBI Agent Madison Truefellow alleged alien life form, interviews Marshall "Moose" Moore an agent from one of the covert agencies working under the radar. He won't say which one because, and I quote, "Then I'd have to silence you forever." But he also assured me he wasn't a killer so who knows what that means.
Let me just say that by no means are we certain that Madison is actually an alien. Those of you hoping for a paranormal twist are likely to be disappointed in her. While it’s possible that she really is an alien, I think it’s more likely part of her subterfuge. Take it away Agent Truefellow.
Agent Truefellow: Agent Moore, I've heard you are very tight with Richard Hambecker. When did the two of you first meet?
Agent Moore: There's high level misinformation circulating about me. Anything you heard is likely a lie.
Agent Truefellow: But I've seen you with Richard and I know you worked with him on the Wallace case. So when did you two meet? Is it true you went through high school and into the Army Rangers with him? Or was that the Navy Seals?
Agent Moore: I can neither confirm nor deny that I attended high school.
Agent Truefellow: Moose, why did you agree to this interview if you aren't going to answer the questions?
Agent Moore: You haven't asked me any questions I'm free to answer. There are certain matters of national security that I'm not at liberty to discuss.
Agent Truefellow: Your relationship with Richard Hambecker is a matter of national security? I find that hard to believe.
Agent Moore: Nevertheless, I am under strict instructions not to discuss Richard Hambecker.
Agent Truefellow: Who instructed you not to discuss Agent Hambecker? Oh wait. It was Richard, wasn't it?
Agent Moore: I'm not at liberty -
Agent Truefellow: Oh stop it! You're just being difficult. What harm would it do to say how long you've known him?
Agent Moore: It's imperative to national security that Hammie's, er Hambecker's past remain cloaked in mystery.
Agent Truefellow: Oh really. What did he say to you when you told him I was interviewing you?
Agent Moore: He found out through the grapevine before I had the chance to tell him. He said I was crazy to let you interview me, and to leave him out of it. I tried to tell him that I was doing it a favor for a friend but he wasn't listening.
Agent Truefellow: He wasn't listening?
Agent Moore: He got a call about a probable mob hit in Vermont. I think he was worried about Bree.
Agent Truefellow: Richard was worried Bree was involved with a mob hit?
Agent Moore: It was in the town where she lives. You know how she gets caught up in things.
Agent Truefellow: She does have a tendency to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Is she okay?
Agent Moore: As far as I know. Hambecker left town and I haven't heard anything since then.
Agent Truefellow: Bree's in trouble and you didn't go with him? I thought you liked Bree.
Agent Moore: I wasn't invited.
Agent Truefellow: There's no law prohibiting Federal Employees from visiting Vermont.
Agent Moore: I've been reassigned. I'm shipping out to Alaska tomorrow.
Agent Truefellow: Alaska? Why do they need you in Alaska? Let me guess - it's a matter of national security and you can't tell me.
Agent Moore: It's kind of you to answer my questions for me.
Agent Truefellow: You're impossible. Do you know that? Impossible.
Agent Moore: I'm sorry. Being interviewed by extraterrestrials makes me nervous.
Please contact E. B. Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on guest blogs and interviews. Interviews for January include: (1/5) Jennifer J. Chow, (1/12) Amy Pershing, (1/19) Heather Weidner, (1/26) Marilyn Levinson.