Ask My Characters a Question or Two or More

Quick note: It looks like Isaac’s Decision got the most votes on which book will be up next on my story blog, so that one will go on my list.  😀  Thanks for voting!

Now for today’s post…

I’m stealing this idea from Joleene Naylor who has been running a series of posts where people get to ask her characters anything they wish, and those characters have to answer the questions (or try to wiggle a way out of them ;)).  To see what I mean, here’s her blog:  Those are fun interviews to read, so I thought I’d do the same on this blog.

Since I have so many characters, I figure I’ll go with my more popular books (ones that are mentioned the most in emails, in Facebook comments, and blog comments).  Here are the characters I’ve picked.  If you would like to see a character featured that I don’t have on the list, please let me know and I’ll put the character up.  😀

Here’s the list:

  • Dave Larson (hero in Eye of the Beholder)
  • Mary Larson (heroine in Eye of the Beholder)
  • Neil Craftsman (hero in His Redeeming Bride)
  • Joel Larson (hero in Shotgun Groom)
  • Chris West (hero in Suddenly a Bride)
  • Citlali (hero in Bound by Honor, Bound by Love; I get more interest in him than the other characters in the Native American Romance series so I picked him)
  • John Evans (hero in Loving Eliza)
  • Eliza Evans (heroine in Loving Eliza)

I don’t know if any female characters stuck out with anyone, so I picked two as potential candidates.  It tends to be the men that I hear mostly about.  I can combine some of these characters into an interview.  Like John and Eliza could go together, so if you had questions for both of them, that could work into one interview.

Right now, I’m just getting an idea of what characters you’d like to ask questions.  These questions can be anything you want to know.  Some ideas off the top of my head are, “Why did you do X instead of Y in your book,” “What is the best thing about a certain character in the book,” “What was your favorite scene,” “Coke or Pepsi,” “If you were an animal, which one would you be,” “What do you think about the author,” “What is your favorite book/song/movie,” etc.  Feel free to get creative. 

So if you would like to see a character interviewed not mentioned on the list or if you already have some questions in mind, please comment.  😀

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to or check out
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6 Responses to Ask My Characters a Question or Two or More

  1. dorothypaula says:

    Dear Ruth, here’s a question. As a Libra married to an Aries (complete opposites, yet oddly the marriage signs that complete each other), it always interests me to find out how the woman’s thinking and the man’s thinking differ. I found this site where you can click on your sign and it gives you a brief glimpse into this topic. So, I’m always interested about the differences in the hero and heroine’s thinking process. Below is an excerpt from the astrological point of view regarding my way of thinking and my husband’s. Of course, I’m not astrological follower. Just like to look at all sides, wondering why my husband (an Aries) and me (a Libra) have stayed in love and committed, and fought every day for the past 42 years (LOL) 🙂
    “…Aries sign compatibility with Libra

    Aries and Libra, Fire and Air, the warrior Mars and the Beautiful Venus… Moreover, you are opposite signs in the zodiac! …’

    “…In just a few words? You either complete each other or compete against each other. There is no middle way with you two: it is all or nothing. But Fire needs Air, and since air also means wind, which likes playing with the fire flames, there is everything between you two rather than nothing.

    “Libra, as a sign of equilibrium (that (s)he always looks for), is very skillful when it comes to negotiation and (s)he knows how to bring peace in your life and how to incite you – as an Air sign, Libra communicates very well.

    “Unlike the impetuous and thoughtless” [THOUGHTLESS? THAT’S A MATTER OF OPINION (LOL)] “Aries, Libra thinks objectively, progressively, and divides problems in smaller “parts” that are easier to “digest”.

    “A born diplomat, loving beauty and showing the gentleness characteristic of the love symbolized by his/her tutorial planet (Venus), Libra is good at making long-term plans and contracts. To an Aries, this is an essential quality, because the native of this sign is a very good initiator, but not very efficient in carrying out plans….”

    • That’s neat. So you’re the goddess of love. 😀 Do you think that sums you two up? I’m a Scorpio. I’d say that one sums me up pretty well, but then I also learned I’m a choleric. Are you familiar with the four personality types-sanguine (the life of the party), choleric (the leader), melancholy (the serious one), and plegmatic (the peacemaker). There’s a blending of those types where you are dominant in one area and secondary with another. Have you heard of it? If not, I can give you a link with the information. It’s fun.

      I still owe you a Facebook message. 😀

      • dorothypaula says:

        Goddess of Love? (LOL)
        Well, anyhow, no, I haven’t heard about the four personality types. I’m interested. Thanks. Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones, and all your wonderful heroes and heroines. You’re the best! Lotsa hugs, DorothyPaula 🙂

        • Before my other computer crashed, I had a great test and information on the 4 temperments saved in my favorites. I searched the Internet, and this is the best site I found explaining them: I wish I found a good test. I took the one Joyce Meyer put together a couple years ago, but when I went to her site, I couldn’t find it. I’m probably not looking in the right place.

          I really appreciate your friendship. You’re the best, too! 😀

  2. Kesia Saenz says:

    Great Idea!!! Though It’s kinda hard to think of some questions up right now…. I have to think about it some then I’ll message you what I think up with.

    • I know. They are hard to come up with questions. My mind went blank a few times when I tried to think of what to ask Joleene Naylor’s characters, so I had to think about it and return to the computer when I thought up something. 😀

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