Wow, Meow! I never thought I’d see the day that I’d have a dog interviewed on my blog. However, although I prefer fellow cats, I don’t want to discriminate against other animal characters. To do this interview justice, I decided to invite my co-star Fido to conduct the interview. He only agreed if I could feature his photo. Okay, Fido old Bud, your picture is posted. Take it away.
Woof Woof! Thanks, Sneaky. I am excited about my first interview. I don’t have your experience, but I will do my best.
Bow Wow, there. What is your name and your author’s name?
My name is Gravel and my author’s name is Bryce Gibson
Nice to meet you, Gravel. What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.
So far I am only in one book. Perennials is a Young Adult mystery/thriller
Hot Dog! I love mysteries of all kinds. I’m in the Cobble Cove series with Sneaky.
Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.
Currently it is not a series, and Bryce doesn’t have any plans of turning it into one 😦
But maybe he’ll write a sequel one day soon?
Standalones are okay. My author features cats in all her writing besides her series. There’s a cat in her short story and her novella that came out on February 14. Roxie, a female Siamese owned by a handsome jewel thief is in her novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, and Seashell is an orange tabby that lives at an inn in Cape May, New Jersey during the 1880’s in Debbie’s historical romance, The Seashell and the Stone, from the Cupid’s Arrow anthology.
Are you based on a real dog such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.
I am not based on a real dog. I am a hound dog. In real life, Bryce has a Yorkie named Ginger.
Yorkies are cute and I have nothing against hounds.
Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.
This is the beginning of an important flashback scene:
IT WAS a fittingly gloomy, rainy day in the spring after Tyler’s death when I first heard about Jenny’s past.
I was at Gran’s house. Gran and Catherine were in the kitchen where they were making preserves out of the last of the figs that Catherine had picked from her own backyard tree.
I was in the den, sitting on the floor and watching TV. Gravel was lying next to me. He had his head resting on my bent knee, and in his slumber, the old dog would drool every now and then.
The den opened up into the kitchen, making it easy to see and hear what was going on from one room to the other. There were the sounds of boiling water and the clink of glass jars.
The entire house was filled with the smell of sugar and figs that, every so often, would cause Gravel to lift his head and sniff at the air. The aroma was undeniably what was making him drool in his sleep and led me to wonder what kind of sweet, nectarous dreams the fragrance was evoking.
Excellent. I can just picture that scene.
What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?
I like that my owner, Dusty Miller, got me when I was just a puppy. The two of us got to grow up together.
Awww. Mac got me as a pup, too, but John wasn’t a child then. When he came back from college to live with his father after his wife died and his mother shortly later, I kind of shared both of them and helped them cope with their losses.
Are you a talking dog in your books or just a silent one like I am who just barks occasionally?
I do not talk.
Neither do I, but actions speak louder in my opinion.
What advice would you give other dog characters?
Even if you don’t talk, please bark and do everything you can to alert others to danger.
I’m with you, Gravel even though I wasn’t able to prevent a kidnapping in my second book. It wasn’t my fault the bad guy drugged me.
Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.
Bryce has a new book coming out this year. It is called The Reading Buddy. I’m not in it, but I have a friend that is. Her name is Wolf. She is a beautiful black Labrador.
Bow wow! Maybe Sneaky will let me back to interview her. My tail wags at the thought. The reprint of my first mystery and my third book will be out this spring. Sneaky got his wish to be on the cover of the third mystery, so I hope Debbie will consider putting me on the fourth.
Are you and/or your author on social media? If so, please list your links.
Thanks for the interview, Gravel and best dog bones to you and your author on your books.