Monday, September 10, 2012

Meet Thad Mattson

I’d like to welcome Thad Mattson, the President of SdK Corporation, to A Blue Million Books. Thad appears in J. Naomi Ay’s The Two Moons of Rehnor series in books 2 – 6.

Hello, Thad. May I call you Thad? Tell me, how did you first meet your writer? 
Who are you talking about? What are you talking about?  I thought this interview was going to be on our quarterly financials and the scheduled product releases for the remainder of the year. Unfortunately, I have to announce a delay in the neural-vascular guidewire release, as there has been a problem upgrading the software in the existing controller hardware. Everyone at SdK Corporation, including Dr. SdK himself, is committed to resolving this issue as quickly as possible. 

Guidewire? Neural-vascular? Let's talk English. Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book? 
Oh! You want to talk about me?  Personally? That's cool I guess.  I'm in a book?  Is it a comic book? If it is, I want a green body suit and some kind of super power like heat vision. Yeah, I like that. I want to be able to point at something and make it heat like toast. You want toast, just show me some bread, and zowie, we've got toast. 

Tell us about your favorite scene in the book. 
My wife would want me to say that it would be the scene where we met, so that's my story, and I'm sticking to it, even though I don't think that scene's even in there, but I still have to live with her, so yeah. 

Smart man. What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere or nagged by your wife? 
Well, the guys and I tend to go out for drinks and wings and that kind of s**t. Our favorite place to hang is the Cowboy Corral. You can get a whole pitcher for like 4 credits. The burgers aren't too bad either. The fries are way greasy though. Berk loves their hot wings with ranch sauce, so I always take him there whenever he's in town. Did I ever tell you about the time that we went there with Ron and Katie and Ron had one of those, you know, episodes? Oh. I better keep my mouth shut in case one of you guys out there wants to read it. 

Episodes? Hmmm…I’m going to need to look into that. If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be? 
I'd eliminate all references to my ex-wife.  

 Oooh, sounds interesting. Now I want to know more about your ex-wife. Maybe Naomi will dish later. Next question: What is your least favorite characteristic your writer has given you?
 None. I'm totally perfect in every way. 
Mmm hmmm. I’ll just bet you are. Do you have any secret aspirations that your author doesn’t know about? 
I wish I could do that finger thing that Ron does.

I thought anybody could do that. What's the worst thing that's happened in your life? Not being able to do the finger thing?
Marrying my first wife. 

And what did you learn from that?
Be more careful choosing the second.

Sound advice. Tell us about your best friend—is it your wife? 
My best friend (outside of my lovely wife, of course) would have to be Ron, and I can't really tell you too much about him, because then you'd know everything, and there'd be no point in reading the book.

Well we can’t have that. One last question: what do you like best about Ron?
He's the coolest dude in the galaxy, but he also scares the s**t out of me. Now that I've learned to duck and cover and, if possible, clear the area when he gets mad, I'm okay with it.

Alrighty then, Thad. Thanks for stopping in. You’ve convinced me. I’m going to have to read your book. Good luck with your second wife and with learning that finger thing of Ron’s. By the way, I was just kidding you. I can’t do it either.

About Thad’s author, J Naomi Ay:
Naomi lives in the north Olympic Peninsula and is mom to three kids and a Pomeranian. Naomi has always been a fan of historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. When not dreaming of space adventures, Naomi works in the renewable energy business and spends time out on the water.
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