Lee sat down gracefully and frowned, "Where is Roland?"
"Oh, the boy is a gad-about. He is somewhere. I thought I would conduct the interview, don't you know?"
Lee cocked her head. "Do you hear that? It sounds as if there were a struggle close-by."
Mark Twain shook his head. "Nope. Didn't hear a thing."
Lee said, "I am so grateful for you and Roland doing this interview for me. SIGN OF THE GREEN DRAGON comes out August 3rd."
The ghost of Mark Twain nodded. "I like the way you write, Madam. You get right to the point and say it as it is.
Folks who write using foreign and flowery words are impudent and supercilious. It's as if they say:
"Translate for yourself, sluggard. I am not writing for the ignorant masses."
Lee said, "I am writing for teenagers, Mr. Twain."
Mark laughed, "In mass those critters are more ignorant than most I would say!"
Mark feigned uncomprehending innocence. "Just what is this here of book of yours about anyway?"
for young readers. Sign of the Green Dragon is my third Middle Grade novel. Alligators Overhead and the sequel, The Great Time Lock Disaster were my first two.
I’m proud to be a hybrid author with three Indie books out along with four traditionally published young adult novels:
Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative and Sudden Secrets. It’s fun to know both sides of this writing business."
Mark Twain made a face. "Writing for me was like passing kidney stones. I had to do it but it t'weren't no fun!"
Suddenly, there was a shuffling under the table which rocked as Roland emerged, slipping off the ropes which had held him.
"Eek!" went Lee. She turned to Mark. "How could you do that to Roland?"
The ghost of Mark Twain shrugged, "When a ghost asks a fella not to write about his first love, he ought to pay the ghost some attention."
Roland grumbled, "We'll talk about this later, Mark."
He turned to Lee. "Where can people get your book once it is published."
Lee wrote the links down for Roland.