This evening we are fortunate to have Bernadette Withermoore with us to answer a few questions from our friends!
Fun fact about Bernadette–her original last name was Witherstock, but it sounded too much like Colstock and was changed during the final edits.
So, without further commentary, let’s welcome Bernadette.
E: Welcome, Bernadette. Last week we had a name discrepancy. Is it okay if I label you as “B”?
B: Well, I am not one for labels, as you would say. However, I suppose. Let’s just get on with it. For Pete’s sake it’s hours past my bedtime, and the snacks ran out ages ago.
E: I certainly apologize for that. I will try to make this brief for you. So, let’s begin with our first question. Samantha asks, “What’s your favorite color and why?”
B: Bright yellow, like light. I think some of us, and I am not referring to anyone specific, you know some people might think I would be talking about our “dear” Reverend Colstock. Gossip? Me? Never…But there’s something about light, a real truth to it. A bit of truth never hurt anyone. Right dear?…Of course, some people might beg to differ.
E: I’m not sure that’s an answer, but I guess…Question number two is from Donise Sheppard, who also happens to be an author. Isn’t that exciting? She wants to know if this is how you thought your life would go.
B: Excited? Me? I suppose if she writes those erotic novels, I reckon I would blush a wee bit.
E: I’m not sure that’s the genre she writes.
E: And the question?
B: What question?
E: Is this how you thought your life would go?
B: No, I never quite learned how to sew.
E: Oh, no…Is this how you thought your life would go? Go.
B: Where did my knife go? I suppose if I’d had one, perhaps that girl wouldn’t have been killed. But it wasn’t meant to be, perhaps. Does that clear things up?
E: Not exactly but we can move on to question three. This is from Marianne. She wants to know what is the most heinous sin you have ever committed?
B: My sister was committed. Yeah, it was in Towne Greene. Of course, I was but a wee thing, and the community there, well they accepted our lineage. Mother taught us as little things to heal with herbs and oils. Her mother taught her and so on. Our ancestors migrated to Paradise Grove. They suspected the Colstock family of being corrupt. Our family and dear friends followed this leader far away. I believe my family thought they could save the rest of the citizens.
E: Oh, that’s interesting. I’m not sure that was the tone of the question but good to know, nonetheless. We have one more question.
B: Good. Well, I mean. Let’s hear it.
E: SFP74 asks: How do you feel about the sentence of death for those with the Jezebelian Spirit?
B: “Jezebelian Spirit” hogwash. Just like that dadgum “Sickness” the Colstock family raves and rants about. A reason to judge and punish those as a deflection of their own weaknesses. What we need is for our “leader” to tell the truth. It’s why I went after that young girl. I’d do it again if I had a chance.
E: Well, that’s all of our questions for tonight. We really appreciate you staying late to answer them. It’s also time to pick a gift card winner. Did you have a favorite question?
B: I liked the one about being committed. It brought up a lot of old family memories.
E: Once again, thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your busy afterlife.
Congrats to Marianne! You are the winner of this week’s Amazon Gift Card. You will be contacted as a follow up within the next few days.
And stay tuned tomorrow for a Huge announcement and on Wednesday for next week’s character interview announcement!!
Thank You for Reading!