Interview with Allegra Fairweather
It took a lot of persuasion, but Allegra Fairweather has finally and very graciously (she made me add that) consented to an interview. So here are the questions I put to her.
JN: What was your life like growing up?
AF: My family put the ‘dys’ in dysfunctional. There were Dad’s frequent work trips followed by his disappearance when I was fifteen. Then there was my failure to win Mom’s approval, and the less than ideal relationship with my sister, Lily. Let’s not even mention my step-father Senator Hampton. Still, I had my guardian angel, Casper, so it wasn’t all bad.
JN: How would you describe your personality?
AF: Tough and ballsy. Okay, I have no fashion sense but I make up for that with a good sense of humor.
JN: Do you have a motto or code you live by?
AF: Punch first, ask questions later.
JN: What one thing would you take to a deserted island?
AF: My guardian angel, Casper, who would double as a means to get off. I’d get sooo bored on a deserted island.
JN: Where would you go on vacation?
AF: I work all over the world so I prefer to ‘vacation’ at home. In Island of Secrets I finally get my dream home.
JN: What is your most distinguishing characteristic?
AF: My bright red hair. Yes, it is natural. What? You don’t believe me?
JN: What is your major skill or talent?
AF: My right big toe itches when I’m near the paranormal. Oh, and I have a mean left hook.
JN: If you had to pick another career, what would it be?
AF: Are you kidding? This is the only thing I know how to do.
JN: Who are your closest friends?
AF: Wanda Appleseed, a trainee witch, and—I can’t believe I’m saying this—but my sister Lily has been one of my best buds ever since I delivered her daughter, Little Allegra.
JN: What’s your favorite color?
AF: Red, like my hair.
JN: Favorite food?
AF: Pina colada, oh wait that’s not a food. I like all food.
JN: Which actor or actress would you want to play you in the movie?
AF: No one could play me as well as—well, me.
JN: Who do you love?
AF: Sshh, it’s a secret.
JN: What are your future plans?
AF: a) to solve the next case
b) to spend as much time as possible with Casper.