Hero Interview from Gallimore by Michelle Griep

» Posted on Jan 8, 2009 in Blog | 7 comments

1. Colwyn Haukswyrth, knight of Gallimore Castle, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

There is not a knight in the realm who can match my arm or aim. If I had but been at Bannockburn, such a slaughter of English men would not have taken place. Against my sword none can stand.

2. What do you do for fun?

Of what meaning is this word, fun? I carry no knowledge of this.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?

I would rather meet the onslaught of a thousand arrows than answer a summons for an audience with my brother, the earl of Gallimore. There is none more evil or unpredictable, save mayhap a charging boar.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Fear is a luxury the likes of one employed in my station can ill afford.

5. What do you want out of life?

I seek peace.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Since the woman Jessica of Neale saw fit to share her beliefs, ’tis now nothing more of value than serving the true King of All, my sire and redeemer.

7. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?

I’ve seen naught good come of reading. Clerics hide away with their precious parchments, ignoring the desperation of the poor amongst them. Or worse, nobles greedy for power, with little better to occupy their time than poring over books of hexes and incantations, seeking to acquire that which they do not need. Nay. I do not, will not read.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Anger, albeit stemming from a lifetime of pain and brutality, is a passion I find over challenging to rein in. Mayhap the Lady of Neale’s softer side will soothe the raging beast that oft times rails within.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

Pets are for the addle-brained and doting old cronies. I am neither.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

The past holds no allure. ’Tis the future I would journey forthwith. A woman, one such that I have never before known, claims residence there. Fie! Why such a provoking bit of a wench vexes me so cannot be explained, but she has thoroughly captured my heart and soul. Would that I could slay the restraints of time to make her my own.


  1. This truly is an absolutely positively wonderful book. Can you tell I liked this one! I read it as a pdf and interviewed Colwyn on my blog this past December. Gallimore is worth reading!!

    Great interview!

  2. I’m almost finished with Gallimore and I hate that I’m almost finished with it. Michelle of Griep did a good job drawing the reader into the story and into the past.

  3. Cool review. I like speaking to the hero rather than the author for a change. Neat perspective!

    I am now anxious to read it myself.

  4. Thanks a gazillion Donna, Kimberli and cathikin. I’ll pass on your comments to Colwyn, but he’ll likely just grunt.

    And a big thanks to you, Margaret, for featuring the surly man on your blog.

  5. Surly men? Did someone say surly men? I LOVE surly men, especially when they’re the hero of a novel!


  6. Does somebody need a hug?

  7. Lovely cover and fun interview! Thanks.

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