Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Q&A For Rachael Wade and Character Interview

About the Author: Rachael Wade, Preservations Series

Favorite color? - red
Food? - pizza
Drink? - cafe mocha
Band/Song? - Brandi Carlile / The Story
Movie? - Edward Scissorhands or Beetlejuice (anything Tim Burton)
Actor? - Johnny Depp
Actress? - Marion Cotillard
Book Boy Friend? - Camden McQueen (Artists Trilogy by Karina Halle)
Place to visit? - Seattle, WA
Abs or buns (lol)? - Abs!

Declarations Character Interview: 

[Flat Iza] Ryan,  Why did you keep thinking Kate was too good for you? Why did you think you weren't what she wanted?
   She wasn't into playing games. She was serious about writing, about her academic career, about her job....about everything. I did nothing but play games with women. I thought she'd see right through that and want no part of it. She needed someone who had their shit together. 

[Stephanie GooglyEyes] Kate, Can you tell us a little more about your mysterious mentor, the one that gave you the rabbit necklace? 

She took care of me in a way my mom never could. My mom wasn't very reliable, so I looked up to her. She taught me to believe in myself and made me want to be a better person. 

[Stephanie] Ryan, Knowing that there was something "off" with Danny, why did you still decide to sign with him?
The entertainment side of this business was something foreign to me. My publisher insisted Danny was the best of the best, and I decided to trust his judgment. I just figured I had to accept the media side of things, and everything that came with signing a big deal. I tried compromising. I learned my lesson.

[Flat Iza] Kate, After finding out Will had answered your phone while you were asleep, how did you handle that with him?

   I don't like talking about that. You know how Ryan can be...he gets worked up. I'll just say Will was on the receiving end of my wrath when I found out. 

[Stephanie] Ryan,  Did you think It was possible Kate wouldn't agree to try again?

I was fully prepared for her to shoot me down. It's a miracle she took me back. Some people still get pissed when they hear we're together again, and I get it. I screwed up. I don't need anyone to remind me of that. I remind myself every day. But I had to fight for her. I had to try. If I didn't, I'd never be able to forgive myself. And Kate and I wouldn't be where we are right now. So, you know, I'm just thankful she gave me a chance. I had a taste of what life was like without Kate. I never want to feel that again.

[Flat Iza] Carter, how did you really feel knowing Dean had the same feelings about Kate as you did?

I never took it too seriously. I knew Dean had a crush on her, but he's easily distracted. If he sees something shiny? Forget it. It's all over. I mean, I felt for the dude, because Kate's easy to love, but I always knew my feelings ran deeper than his ever would.

[Flat Iza] Carter, Did you believe for one second Kate was actually done with Ryan?

I think I wanted to believe it, yeah. But deep I knew she was always seconds away from running back into his arms. She was crazy about him. I couldn't compete with that.

[Stephanie] We love that you were such a loyal friend, but how come you stayed around knowing that you were in love and that you could never have Kate? Obviously it was hard, how did you cope?
Seattle's my home. I love it. Always have, always will. I had other reasons to stay in town--my friends, The Hellions--and I never saw myself living anywhere else, you know? I thought I could deal with being around Kate and Ryan for a while, thought I could just suck it up and keep doing my thing. But things change. People change. I also think there was a small part of me that hoped she'd change her mind someday. That maybe she'd wake up one day and see me in a different light. That she'd feel the way I felt.

Kate, what did you do for the 2 days on the island by yourself when you went to visit Carter?

Spent some time by myself, moseyed around the beach, and got some writing done. There was a lot to process after talking to Carter...yeah. He gave me a lot to reflect on. I needed some alone time. 

[Stephanie] For Carter and Whit- Do you guys have songs for each other?

 Do we?

Oh my God, we do!

We do?

Yes, Montgomery! Have you been living under a rock?

I hope are uncomfortable.

Come on, you know we do!

I do?

Yes! I told you my song for us is Fade Into You by Mazzy Star.

Oh, yeah, I think I have yours as my ring tone. Hold on. *plays with phone*

*Tapping foot*

Here we go. *Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch theme plays loudly* Um...about that.

*glares* you are so busted.

But you love me, sweetheart.

*turns to interviewer* I think we're done here.


[Flat Iza] Carter,  Now that you have a studio, and have been recording yourself, do you feel you will make and release an album?

    I'm working on my first full-length album now, actually. I'm hoping to release it soon. It'll feature a few songs with The Hellions. I wrote some songs with Dean and the guys, so I'm really excited about that. 

[Stephanie] Whitney, what would you think if Carter made it big and wanted to tour?

  I'd hate for him to travel so much. I'd miss him. But if Elizabeth and I get to go on the road with him sometimes, I'd be okay with that. We'd just go with the flow and make it work.

And lastly for Rachael- will we get to see a book for Dean/Chrystal and Jack/Emma??

   Jack and Emma already have a book called Love and Relativity (it's a companion novel that runs parallel with Declaration), but I don't know about Dean and Crystal. Maybe someday. :) 

[Stephanie]Thank you all for taking the time to chat with us. 

[Flat Iza] Yes, thank you for stopping by. It was a pleasure. 


  1. Ladies I'm in awe of both of you, especially "flat iza", really enjoyed the interview.