Hey everyone! I’d like to introduce you to Philadelphia, or Phil, one of the fictional people I’m fond of. I did a quick interview with her so you can get to know her a bit. Then if you want to hear more of her story, you can pick up Red Rain, which is free in ebook form until June 6th!
What’s your favorite color?
A rich and beautiful green, just like nature.
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
When my parents taught me to read. Suddenly a whole new world was opened to me, and all those big books on Daddy’s shelf suddenly made sense (well, sort of—some of those scientific texts I still don’t understand).
How do you get through difficult times in your life?
At some point you wake up and realize that you’re still here. You got here somehow, the world hasn’t ended yet, and you must still have a purpose. So think outside the box and make—or break—your situation.
What do you do to relax?
Read anything that hasn’t been censored by the United.
What keeps you busy?
School has kept me busy thus far, but since I’ll soon be graduating and I doubt I’ll have any opportunities for higher education, we’ll see what happens.
What do you like to read?
What’s your favorite place to be?
Home with my family. Although anywhere quiet will do in a pinch.
Have things changed culturally for the better or worse since you were born?
Worse. Definitely worse. My grandparents always said it was pretty bad in their times, too, but I never remember anyone giving us much trouble. But perhaps that was because my parents and grandparents worked so hard to keep the evil out as long as possible.
Do you have any hope to work some sort of change for the better in your lifetime?
Ephesus says there is. He also says I’m probably the one who will bring it. I’m not sure about that; he seems much more posed to do great good with his genius and the relative freedom his scientific successes buy him.
What would you say to someone to encourage or uplift them?
Think outside the box. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that being brave doesn’t mean you have to shake the world or do anything crazy. Sometimes simply doing things the way you always have—the way you know is right—is brave enough.
Thank you, Phil! It was great to talk with you and get to know you a bit better!
Now, some of you probably don’t know Phil’s story at all, and I’d encourage you to find out more here, where you’ll learn more about the world she lives in, and an opportunity to get free ebooks and enter to win a free hard copy of Red Rain, among other things!