Character interview: Ava Butler in Leaving Annalise by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
We’re here today talking to Ava Butler. Ava is a NYU-trained actress and singer, living on her home island of St. Marcos in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She appears most recently in Leaving Annalise, the second book in the Katie & Annalise romantic mystery series kicked off by Saving Grace.
Hi Ava, and welcome. You’re a musician, so, tell us: what songs are most played on your Ipod?
Good afternoon. Thank you for having me. My singing partner Katie from Texas, so I studying country music lately. We gonna add some of her songs to our set list. I feel like a traitor to my own people saying this, but it probably old Dixie Chicks and new Pistol Annies for harmonies.
Your accent is beautiful, and I’d love to go to the Caribbean someday. Where do you dream of traveling to and why, when you already live in one of the prettiest places in the world?
Nowhere cold! If I made of money, I fly to Italy. I love the food, the wine, and the Italian sensuality. I think if I ever go I probably meet a count and spend the rest of my life in a castle, only come back home once a year for Carnival.
Who should play you in a film?
Me. Next question.
Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?
Night person, definitely. It hard to be a morning person when you don’t wake up before noon. I always in a show last till the wee hours, so I sleep in the day. Me and vampires.
What would we find under your bed?
My last boyfriend’s sandals, maybe? My orange bikini top? A suitcase? I just kick stuff under there, I not really all that sure what you find.
What is the next big thing for you?
There this New York producer–big name guy, he the producer for Slither and some other really successful acts–that want to hear Katie and me sing. We been rehearsing. I got a real good feeling about this one. Katie and I like salt and pepper, like sweet and sour. One better with the other than by itself. Best keep an eye out for us, we going places.
Wow, Ava, that sounds great. Thanks for talking to us, and good luck to you and Katie with the producer!
Pamela Fagan Hutchins writes award-winning mysterious women’s fiction and relationship humor books, and holds nothing back. She is known for “having it all” which really means she has a little too much of everything, but loves it: writer, mediocre endurance athlete (triathlon, marathons), wife, mom of an ADHD & Asperger’s son, five kids/step-kids, business owner, recovering employment attorney and human resources executive, investigator, consultant, and musician. Pamela lives with her husband Eric and two high school-aged kids, plus 200 pounds of pets in Houston. Their hearts are still in St. Croix, USVI, along with those of their three oldest offspring.
Series: Katie and Annalise, Book 2
Publisher: SkipJack Publishing (March 15, 2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romantic Thriller
Buy: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository
Volume 2 in the Katie & Annalise Series: One unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and a series of home vandalisms throw Texas attorney turned island chanteuse Katie Connell into a tizzy. Juggling all of this, Bloody Mary cravings, baggage, and the bad guys too, she waffles between the jumbie house that brought her back from the brink and the man she believes is the love of her life.
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