Monday, 3 December 2012

Character Interview: Enric from Wisteria

Three years after the Nero Plague turned 80% of the world's people into flesh eating zombies, most humans barely understand what is happening around them. Our people are struggling to survive. Amongst this madness (and through the ages), a race known as the Family visit to watch the Earth die, out of a twisted pleasure.

Welcome! Today we’re interviewing Garfield from my new novel Wisteria. You can find out all about Wisteria on this blogfacebook or get it here.

What’s your name and how old are you?
I’m Garfield Simon and I’m sixteen.

Is your family from Smythe?
No, I used to live with my mum in Birmingham. I never knew my father, but since coming to Smythe it’s just been me.

On the Isle of Smythe who are you closest to?
Aside from Wisteria, I don’t have a lot of friends. It’s hard making friends with anyone on the island. Most of the kids keep to themselves because they’ve known each other for years.  I mean I know more about Bach.

Really, I thought Bach keeps to himself.
Yeah, he does.  I mean he won’t even tell us his real name, which goes to show how cold those other kids are. 

Is there anyone you wish you could be closer to? Amanda Weiss perhaps?
Amanda’s alright. She wants to get close to me, but I’m taking my time and weighing my options.

You’re blushing?
I’m not blushing. Woman, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Isn’t Amanda dating Wisteria’s brother David?
Like I said, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Yeah right. Anyway how do you like living on the island?
It’s been an experience to say the least. I mean we’re safe, but they’re slave drivers. All the kids have to work like thirty hours a week, well only the kids whose parents aren’t on the leadership council.

What do you say that?
Because it’s true. Hailey and Steven barely do anything. No one hassles them about not earning their keep, but I was told, either work as a rat catcher or leave Smythe. Where was I going to go? Face the zombies?
That being said, I’m glad I’m not doing what Wisteria does. The girl has a death wish… but it makes sense. She’s hoping to one day get back to her home so she wants to learn to take care of herself against the infected.

You don’t plan to leave Smythe one day?
I don’t want to die. No, but Wisteria’s is desperate to meet up with her father back home. I’ve got no family to get back to.

I’ve got a question for you. Why didn’t you and Wisteria get together?
Hmm (he frowns), I never thought about that before. You know I’ve never seen her that way. I don’t know why. I care about her, but…

She’s not Amanda Weiss.
(Smiles) There’s no one in the world like Amanda Weiss.

To download a sample of Wisteria visit here

For a chance to win a copy of Myopia, please leave a comment below about the post or a question and a winning comment will be picked at random (please no spam)

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Contest closes 11 December 2012 at 1200pm GMT (London time) or 7:00am EDT (New York Time).
Contest rules can be found here


Congratulations: Sarah Elizabeth


  1. I bought Wisteria when it was on sale, I hope to get to read it this week.


    1. BLHmistress

      Thanks for your support (ie buying my book) and for checking out the blog.

  2. I have Wisteria loaded on my kindle, and I'm excited to start reading this series! Thanks for offering the giveaway, and Happy Holidays!
    deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

    1. Deedee,

      Thanks for loading it! And I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too

  3. I hadn't heard of this series, but it sounds really good. Am I adding these two to my to buy list ;)


    1. Rose,

      I hope you also get a chance to read it. I'd love to hear what you thought

  4. i have no idea why but i love books about the world ending and what happins after not just zombie ones. its like your back in a les complicated
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

    1. Kimberly

      Thanks for commenting. For me there's something about freedom and people being more primal

  5. Thanks so much for a chance to win!! I would love to win Wisteria, been wanting to read it.


  6. This series looks good! I just finished reading Warm Bodies and I need more zombie-inspired books. Thanks for the chance!

    anne.j2 (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm not that keen on zombie stories but this one really looks good. Adding it to my TBR and hoping to win. If not I'll probably get one myself.


    1. Ash, the zombies play a minor role in this story. There's a bigger agenda going on in Wisteria's universe.

  8. This book looks great! I love the cover art!

    1. Thank you. I do hope you still think it's great once you've read the book. The artwork was done by an Olivia Smith and you can find more of her work at

  9. Thanks for sharing the great post


  10. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I have a copy of wisteria and can't wait to read it! I'm loving zombies this year :)
    Interested to find out more about Simon and Amanda from your interview :)

    1. Sarah, thank so, so much for buying a copy of Wisteria. I appreciate the support. I'd love to hear what you think.

  11. This looks like a fantastic book!! Thanks so much for the giveaway! makeighleekyleigh at

    1. If you would like a flavor about, download a copy of Paranoia (it's free if you sign up for my new release mailing list)