Today, through the power of the pen…okay, the computer keyboard, I’ve been able to bring together my two heroines from Sisters in Time. I thought it might be interesting to the readers of this time-travel to hear from each lady personally about her thoughts on waking up in a new and strange era. We’ll start first with Mariah Cassidy, our pioneer wife and mother of two children then go to our modern-day attorney, Taylor Morgan.
Ginger: “Good Morning Mariah. It’s very nice to have you here. A reader can only imagine how strange it was to start off on a trip to town for supplies and awaken in another time and place. Tell us how you felt about it.”
Mariah: *runs her hand down her long gingham skirt and sits a little straighter on her stool. “It’s very nice to be here, although it does bring back some frightening moments. *glances around at all the equipment and leans back to study the cylinder-like mike.*
Ginger: “Tell us a little about what happened the morning you woke up in 20th century
Mariah: “There isn’t much I recall except packing a lunch for the trip and waiting for Frank to bring the wagon around. The children and I had already done most of the chores indoors and were ready to go.” *sighs*
Ginger: “Go on….”
Mariah: “The last thing I remember is stopping next to a boulder so our son could… well you know. A nest of rattlesnakes spooked the team and I reckon I was thrown off the wagon seat and hit my head. Frank did the best he could to manage the horses—”
Ginger: “I’m sure it was a frightening moment for everyone, but tell us how you felt when you opened your eyes for the first time after the accident.”
Mariah: *widens her eyes* “Scared. There I was in some big ol’ bed, in a room filled with strange contraptions—like in here. *gestures to speakers and control panel* “I had a tube in my throat, couldn’t talk, and a man I didn’t recognize at all sat by my bedside constantly and called me Taylor. I swear, you don’t have any idea how exasperating it is not to be able to speak. I had no idea then who
was or why he thought I was her.” *turns and smiles at Taylor , seated next to her* Taylor
Mariah: *swivels on her stool* “Your husband was insistent, too. I must have told him a thousand times my name wasn’t
. It wasn’t bad enough that I had to be in a hospital for such a long time, I couldn’t believe the… the tacky clothes he brought and actually expected me to wear them to your house. I have doilies that cover more. Taylor
Ginger: “Ladies, ladies, we’re getting off track here. Let’s get back to the interview.
, tell us about your first impression… in a kind way if you don’t mind. Taylor
Ginger: “It must be alarming to wake up in a place totally strange and then have to be without the usual comforts.”
Mariah: “It’s equally as frightening to wake up in a place full of gadgets you know nothing about. I almost fainted when the basin in
’s kitchen growled at me. And I had no idea that ice boxes had come so far. Frozen meat, sodas, and what about that little device that opened cans all on its own? My goodness. I tell you what though; I’ll never be able to describe the thrill of flying. Taylor
Ginger: “That’s right. You flew in an airplane, didn’t you?”
Mariah: “Yes, David arranged for me to have that most wonderful experience.
Mariah: *Lowers her gaze* “Not of my own will. Remember, he kept insisting I was you. *turns accusing eyes to
* “Well, you slept with my husband!” Taylor
Mariah: “Then whose fault is it?”
Mariah: “Yeah, it is her fault. Frank never would have thought of sleeping with someone else. We were perfectly happy until she dreamed up this combination time-travel historical. *cast a stony gaze at Ginger*
Ginger: *checks her watch*. “Oh dear, we’ve suddenly run out of time. This has been very interesting, but we’ll have to say goodbye for now. All I can say in closing is Sisters in Time is available now. Visit Eternal Press or amazon.com. Thanks for joining us. I’ll be back next time with a book that features only one heroine.
Disclaimer: I don't want to hint that my characters are fibbing, but everyone who knows me, knows that I'm a pantser and all my characters are story-driven. Mariah and Taylor forged their own tale, and now they just can't live with the outcome. They should have thought about that before they dragged me into their scheme. I'm certainly not one to air dirty laundry during an interview, but I felt it necessary to defend my good name. *smile*