Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rizkaland Blog Tour | Character Interview ~Jasmine~

It’s official—Book One of Kendra E. Ardnek’s Rizkaland Legends is available to the public! To celebrate, she’s throwing a fabulous Blog Tour (visit her blog, Knitted by God’s Plan, for details), and has asked some of her fellow bloggers to participate in the fun. Today, I’m honored to host a Character Interview, featuring Jasmine, handmaiden of the Water Princess.
Hello, Jasmine; welcome to The Rambling Rose! And don't be alarmed at all the strange people and Creatures waving at you through the windows--it's just the Peanut Gallery. They're Characters of mine who hang out here with me sometimes. They're harmless, and most of them are friendly.
Oh, okay. *waves slightly*

Now, then, we'll start with a simple question, in case you're nervous: What's your favorite color?

Yellow, I think. Today at least. There are so many pretty colors.

Do you have any pets?

Well, in a couple drafts of the book, I had a puppy named Mable, but Kendra doesn't know if I do anymore. She didn't make it into the final draft.

What were your first impressions of Water Princess and Fire Prince?

Well, I thought the Water Princess was a little strange, because she wasn't used to our ways yet. And when I met the Fire Prince, well ... Kendra says I can't say much about that, because of what she calls "spoilers," but he was very brave, and I liked him. The Water Princess doesn't seem to, though.
Kendra tells me you're a lady's maid to the Water Princess, and yet you're only eight years old. How did you get to be a lady's maid at so young an age?

Mostly because I'm a - oh, what's that big word that Jane likes to use. A prodigal? No, that's not quite it, but I'm really good with hair. And I didn't seem to be good at much else, so that's how they put me to work.

Tell us a little about your family.
Well, there's Papa, who's a guard for Lord Erik, and then there's Momma, who's the village midwife. Then there's Joan, who's already married, and Joy, who's also a Lady's maid, and then Jill, who's a seamstress, and Jennifer, who helps Momma, and Jessika, who works in the kitchen, and Julia, who cleans. Then there's me. And then there's Trevor, and Titus, and Tristan, but they're all babies still and don't do anything.

I hear you're good with hair. Since Water Princess' hair is so short, did you find it challenging to style?

Well, sometimes, but it just requires different styles.

Have you any dreams or ideas of what you want to be or do when you grow up?
Be a better lady's maid than I am now. And maybe fall in love and get married. That would be fun.

Thank you for being part of this interview. I look forward to visiting your world one day.

Can you bring your - what did you call it - your Peanut Gallery with you?

Heavens, no! Not the whole Peanut Gallery—too many folk to keep track of…but I may let a few of the better-behaved ones tag along.

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Don’t forget to stop by Kendra’s blog and give her a virtual toast. Be sure to visit all the other fabulous bloggers hosting Character Interviews, Book Reviews, and other festivities!


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this interview, both the questions and Jasmine's answers! Thanks to both you and Kendra!

  2. Wow, I never suspected that Jasmine came from such a big family.

  3. I have a brother named Trevor! I love Jasmine's character; she's so sweet! And wow! Such a big family! Great interview!! (lot's of !!!! :) )

  4. I love Jasmine's family! The names, the manner by which she speaks of them all... everything. Perfect. She's sweet.

  5. I love this interview. So Jasmine-like. Good questions, too! :D


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