Monday, April 1, 2013

Talking with Tracy Kauffman's Lucinda Norman

I love doing character interviews, and today I'm delighted to talk with Lucinda Norman, from Tracy Kauffman's YA fiction fantasy, My Boyfriend the Squire. Lucinda Norman is the sixteen-year-old only daughter of Maria and Robert Norman. She has a brother, Caleb, who is in the military, stationed in Italy. She's a shy girl but very pretty.

In addition to letting me talk to Lucinda, Tracy took my challenge of the Dirty Dozen. Scroll down to see why she earned the Dirty Dozen Daredevil Award.

Interview with Lucinda Norman


Welcome, Lucinda. How did you first meet Tracy Kauffman?


She was sitting on the plane next to me. I had to tell her everything that happened to me. Then she gave me her number and told me to fill her in on things that happened to me regarding my brother. We became friends after that.

Want to dish about her?

She is an interesting writer that loves to write about anything that would interest others except witchcraft or erotica-type stuff.

Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?


Not at first but when I traveled back in time, I thought it would make a great book.



Tell us about your favorite scene in the book.

Chapter sixteen when we go to the Medieval Times dinner show, and then Chad and I are transported back in time together. It was funny watching him trying to act like a squire.

Did you have a hard time convincing Tracy to write any particular scenes for you?

She thought I was way too young to get married, but hey, we are living in 2013. Lots of people get married at a young age.

What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?

I have other adventures that I have been on.  You’ll have to wait until Tracy writes the next book to find out what happens.

If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be? 

The chapter where my brother dies. I hated that it was in the book, but it needed to be.  It happened to me, and I was glad my brother can be remembered.

Tell the truth. What do you think of your fellow characters?

Both Chad and Chadwick are good looking. It was kind of hard for me to accept Chadwick marrying the Princess, but I know deep down that he needed to in order for Chad to be here today. He is one of their ancestors.

Do have any secret aspirations that your author doesn’t know about?


Since Chad was traced back to nobility, it would be nice if they considered him a prince today.

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

I would go back and visit Chadwick and Princess Grace.



What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?

I am shy and timid at first but then people usually love me after they get to know me. I have learned that I have more courage that I thought I had.



What's the worst thing that's happened in your life?

So far, my brother dying.

What did you learn from it?

Life is short, and you have to make the best of it.



Tell us about your best friend.

Veronica is a lot like me, but she is more out-going. Her mother works as a party planner, which was great for me. 



What are you most afraid of?

Losing Chad.  



What’s the best trait your author has given you?

I’m courageous. 

What’s the worst?

The worst would be that I’m shy at first.

What do you like best about Countess Hildegarde?

She trusted me enough to bring me back in time. 

Least?

The least is that she wasn’t upfront with me at first.



How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?


I’m enjoying my life now with Chad. I fell in love being a princess. It would be nice to really be a princess, since Chad is really of noble blood.

If your story were a movie, who would play you? 


Lindsay Lohan

Describe the town where you live. 

I’m from a small town in Alabama. Most people are like family to one another. Neighbors help each other out when they are needed.

Will you encourage your author to write a sequel?


Yes, she has already started one.


Tracy Does the Dirty Dozen

 1. Name one thing you couldn’t live without.

     Hairbrush

 2. If you could only keep one book, what would it be?
     
     African Ice by Jeff Buick

 3. Your last meal would be…

     Tour of Italy from Olive Garden. It has a combination
      of entrees and is quite large of a meal.

 4. Would you rather work in a library or a bookstore?
   
      Library

 5. You won the lottery. What’s the first thing you would buy?
    
     A new house on the beach.

 6. Would you rather be stranded on a deserted island or the North Pole?

      Deserted Island because I hate cold weather.

 7. You’re given the day off, and you can do anything but write. What would you do?
  

      Lay on a beach and sun bathe.

 8. You’re driven to a private plane and told it will take you anywhere your want to go.
      Where would it be?

  
      Japan to see my son.  He is in the military.

 9. You can be any fictional character for one day. Who would you be?

      Hard one. Maybe Alice in Wonderland.

10. Where would your dream office be?

      On a tropical Island.

11. If you could do only one, would you rather read or write?

     Hard one. Write

12. One of your main characters has to die. Which one would you kill off?
   
      Countess Hildegarde.


About the author:

Tracy Kauffman is a Christian fiction author of young adult and children stories. She grew up in North Alabama, where she still resides with her husband and daughter. She loves taking cruises and traveling with her family. Her favorite place that she has been to is the Grand Canyon.
 
Tracy has an associates degree in Nursing. She is a registered nurse and works part time in a local nursing home. The rest of the time she spends her time writing books and marketing them. Her titles include: Gwendolyn’s Wish, Southern Adventures, Richard the Lionheart, My Boyfriend the Squire, and Captain Honey Bear Saves Goldie Locks.

Tracy started writing poetry at a small age and won the title of editor in her school newspaper, when she was in second grade. She had her first poem published in a online writing contest called, The Cosmetology Student. She decided to write her first book, Southern Adventures, when her son left home for the Air Force.

She loves writing and hopes to be able to inspire her readers into living a happy healthier life. She feels like her own life experiences have made her a better writer. 

Connect with Tracy:
Website / Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Amazon

5 comments:

  1. Cute interview and I like the concept of the book :)

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  2. Thank you, Leti! Your support and encouragement mean a lot.

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  3. Thanks for the interview and I love your blog.

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  4. Thanks so much, Tracy, and you're very welcome. Come back anytime!

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