Syria Evans asked authors to submit interview questions for their characters. I chose Gary Jackson, and he gave the following interview (re-posted from Syriasays.com)
Syria Says: How did you first meet your writer?
Gary: He was very persistent, I’ll give him that. He popped up in all sorts of places, and I kept refusing to be interviewed, but I don’t remember the very first time I met him. I do clearly remember that he finally cornered me on Air Force One, and since we were 30,000 feet in the air, he wouldn’t take no for an answer. I briefly considered having the Secret Service throw him off the plane.
Syria Says: Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
Gary: Of course not. Everything about me is supposed to be classified.
Syria Says: What are your favorite scenes in your book: action, dialog, romance?
Gary: My favorite scenes are when people cower in fear of me, and I get to throw my weight around. I love my power.
Syria Says: Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
Gary: I had a hard time convincing him to show me in a good light. For some reason, he wrote me as this totally evil and cold bad guy. I’m just misunderstood is all..
Syria Says: Do you infiltrate your writer’s dreams?
Gary: Only to haunt him for turning me into such a bad guy. Wherever he sleeps, I will always be there.
Syria Says: What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?
Gary: I like plotting to take over the rest of the world.
Syria Says: Are you currently engaged in a relationship?
Gary: Yes, I’m married.
Syria Says: Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in? A political thriller?
Gary: Sure. At least it isn’t a non-fiction novel, because I don’t think anyone would seriously believe that all the stuff I did would happen in real life.
Syria Says: If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?
Gary: I would re-write everything. I mean, the author portrayed me as an evil, cold, and power hungry bad guy, when I’m just misunderstood. I’m not that bad.
Syria Says: Do you like the way the book ended?
Gary: No, not really, but if you ask the protagonist, I’m sure he wouldn’t like it either.
Syria Says: Would you be interested in a sequel if your writer was so inclined?
Gary: I don’t think he would be so inclined. I’m sure I could convince a different writer to write a sequel that will tell my side of the story that doesn’t make me look so bad.
Syria Says: Do you believe that you are suitable portrayed in electronic books or would you rather be in paperback only?
Gary: I’d rather not be portrayed in any kind of format, but, if you insist on an answer, I’ll say electronic books. Who reads paperbacks these days?
Syria Says: Did you have any input into the book cover design?
Gary: No, of course not. Why would I get that kind of input?
Syria Says: What is the lamest characteristic your writer has attributed to you?
Gary: Lamest? Hmmm…. I was never such a cute little boy. I was properly trained from childhood to be who I am today, not the little wimp that I was portrayed as.
Syria Says: If you could give yourself a superpower, what would you choose?
Gary: Young lady, what a silly question. Does Lex Luthor have a superpower? I didn’t think so.