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.
Hi, it’s my honor today to interview Amanda Weiss, from the upcoming YA paranormal novel Wisteria by Bisi Leyton. You can find out more about Wisteria on this blog or on facebook.
I just want to say, I’m really glad you could find the time to talk to me.
Sure, no problem
How old are you?
Where are you from?
My parents are from England, so yeah that makes me English (laughs). My dad travelled a lot for work when I was growing up, so I’ve lived in New York, McShane, Paris and even Africa.
What the most interesting place you’ve lived?
New York was the greatest. I mean have you seen fifth avenue?
The most interesting would have to be McShane City. Those people were really weird. They think they’re so cool, because they live on a mountain. But they’re just strange and I’m fairly sure they marry their cousins or something up there.
Er Yeah, how do you enjoy living on the Isle of Smythe?
I’d like to say I hate living here, but I’m alive right?
Everyone I grew up with is dead or a zombie and I’ve lived in worse places since the Nero madness broke out . I mean really bad places. Sure we don’t have running water or electricity here, but I’ve finally stopped sleeping with a weapon under my pillow.
Does your family like it here?
Er… my mother and younger brother died in a car crash a few years ago. My dad doesn’t really talk to me much about what he thinks.
I’m sorry about your mother.
Thanks. I’m just glad she wasn’t here to witness Nero. Can we talk about something else?
Of course, is there anyone special in your life?
Well (smiles) kind of
Yeah, he’s kind of got a girlfriend. His name’s David Kuti.
Oh Wisteria’s brother? Are you friends with Wisteria?
Well… I guess. She saved my life, so I owe her. You know I’d say we are friends when she’s not totally infatuated with Steven Hindle.
I don’t see why she’s so into that boy. He’s got a serious girlfriend, a seriously crazy one at that.
But aren’t you dating boy who’s got a girl too?
That’s different. David promised, he was going to break up with Poppy, so I’m just waiting until the time is right. Don’t look at me like that, don’t judge me. You don’t know my life and you don’t know what I’ve been through.
I am a good person and not the kind of girl who steals boyfriends. It just happened.
Right so tell me more about Steven Hindle, I thought Wisteria and Bach had a thing?
Bach, no he’s with Hailey. Or at least Hailey’s told everyone to steer clear. Besides there’s no way Wisteria could ever date a guy like Bach. Have you seen him? I mean seen him in real life, he’s hot. I love her, but she’s got a better chance landing Steven, if you ask me.
I have a final question. Do you think we’re going service the Nero virus?
Honestly, I can’t let myself think about that.
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