Miss Sybil Scribly, reporter from Nitwit National News, came to the apartment to interview me. I liked her at once and promised to talk with her often. She is seriously interested in the progress of the sales of Mabel’s Way. I thought you might enjoy eavesdropping on part of the interview.
Her title startled me. “Insider Tells All”
Reporter: Mrs. Hopkins, why did you write Mabel’s Way?
Hopkins: I had a neighbor who forced me to write it.
Reporter: Why did he do that?
Hopkins: He was too lazy to do it himself–but he offered suggestions along the way.
Reporter: How did he force you? With a gun?
Hopkins: No. The gun came later. At first he just drove me crazy telling me to write the book.
Reporter: Who is Mabel?
Hopkins: Mabel Johnson was a resident we all loved and I based my character on her.
Hopkins: Because she was smarter than I am and I knew she would be able to handle the villains in this book.
Reporter: There are villains at Windsor Point?
Hopkins: I didn’t say that.
Reporter: But you said –
Hopkins: My book is about Dogwood Glenn.
Reporter: Where can I buy a copy? Often an author gives me a copy.
Hopkins: Well, I have one that got rained on at our Spring Fling.
Reporter: That will do. Did you mention coffee? I smell it.
Miss Scribly drank three cups and finished off the cake I made for my husband’s birthday.