In honor of my book finally being available on amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/A-Light-Darkness-Nicole-Jarrell/dp/1304091228), Brett Byron has agreed to sit down for an exclusive interview! I joined him on his ranch where he gave me a tour then we settled on the living room couch where he graciously answered all my questions.
|Meet Brett Byron!!!|
Brett : (chuckles) Uh, no. I left home with big dreams and an even bigger ego. I'm pretty sure that when I rolled out of town no one ever imagined for me to return, but life has a way of throwing curve balls.
Me : Curve balls?
Brett : Maybe that's not the best phrase. It was more like a punch in the gut. My dad got really sick really fast and I felt like I owed it to him to come home and help with the family business. I never thought I'd enjoy it so much or end up running the place, but luckily my sister Rebecca helps out a lot and so does my friend James. Plus, we've got a lot of hired help that are more like family than workers.
Me : Is that how you were first introduced to the Stover siblings, Scott and Lily? Did they work on your ranch?
Brett : Scott worked for me until....well, you know what happened to him. After all, you wrote the book (awkward laugh).
Me : True, but could you please elaborate a bit for those who haven't had a chance to read your story.
Brett : It's tough to talk about, even now, but when I walked into the barn that morning and saw Scott...well, it was one of the worst days of my life. I couldn't believe someone would do such a horrible thing to such a nice guy, you know? I mean, what did Scott ever do to anyone? He didn't deserve it.
Me : I'm sorry. I know it's difficult.
Brett : Thanks. Um...so what was the question? Oh, you wanted me to talk about how I met the Stover siblings. Right. Well, I wish I could say I bumped into Lily at the grocery store and we struck up a conversation, but unfortunately we met as a result of what happened to her brother.
Me : You know, some say that in times of crisis people ban together for support. Is that how it was for you and Lily?
Brett : Oh, I wouldn't exactly say that. Lily's a bit of a fire cracker especially when she doesn't like you very much. And boy and boy does that lady pack a mean punch....
Lily Stover enters the living room.
Lily : Brett! Don't tell her about the punch! I'm really not a violent person, regardless of what this man has said.
Brett laughs and Lily joins him on the living room couch, trying to suppress her own smile.
Me : And on that note, perhaps it's time to wrap up this interview so I can speak with Ms. Stover.
Lily : That sounds like a great idea.
Me : Just one last thing Brett. Is there anything else the readers should know about you before they read the book?
Brett : Just that I'm far more charming and handsome than conveyed in the story.
Lily : Oh pleeaaasseee....
Me : Thank you for joining me Brett.
Brett : No problem.
Stay tuned for my exclusive interview with the charming Lily Stover!