Interviewing characters from books is so much fun! Today I’m having Noelle as my guest, one of the characters from “Whispers in Eternity”.
1.) Tell us about yourself
My name is Noelle. As you might have guessed, my birthday is on Christmas Eve. Though I’m 16 when the story first begins, the reader gets to enjoy a couple of birthday celebrations with me along my journey. The first of my birthday celebrations in the story is when I turn 17, and of all of the places to celebrate a birthday, I have to spend it in the hospital, but actually, it turns out to be the best birthday ever. Yes, crazy I know—the best birthday ever spent in a hospital. I don’t want to give anything away, though, so you’ll have to read the story to find out why it was so special. My 18th birthday also tops my favorite-birthdays-ever list because it was spent with the love of my life, my soul mate, Gavin. And oh my God, on that birthday he sure proved just how romantic he truly is!
2) What is your greatest skill?
It’s funny you should ask. If you had asked me two years ago what my greatest skill was, I would have told you, without question, that it was long-distance running. I was the state champ of the 3,200 meter race in track, and if I hadn’t gotten sick I would have prepared to run a marathon. My heart condition took over my life though, and after my life took a sharp turn, I discovered that I had acquired an amazing new talent for singing—not just singing—a capella singing. I still think it’s amazing how many crazy vocal and instrumental sounds someone can make with their mouth. I still miss running, but now I couldn’t imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn’t discovered the love of singing.
3) What is surprising about you?
Surprising about me? Hmm… Well… I met my soul mate last year. I wouldn’t say it was necessarily love at first sight, but there was something about him that drew me in right away. Like I’d known him forever, you know? Over time, I fell in love with him, but we were definitely friends first. Most people would be like, “No relationship is that perfect. Something had to be wrong with him.” To that, I would reply, “Well, yeah. No relationship is perfect. He was pretty awesome, though.” And truly, I loved everything about him, except, well… He was a ghost, so there’s that… The whole not-having-a-physical-body factor kind of put a bit of a damper on our relationship.
4) What is the most important thing that you learn in Whispers in Eternity?
Oh, that’s an easy one! I learned that life is too short. Every day needs to be lived to the fullest like there’s no tomorrow, because really, no one knows how long they have to live. Each day is a gift and it’s up to us to make each day the best it can be.
5) What else can you tell us about Whispers in Eternity?
Readers have told me that they needed a box of Kleenex when they read the story. I’m just sayin’… You’ve been warned, LOL 🙂 Seriously though, the author, Jacinda Buchmann, wanted to write a heartfelt love story that would be appropriate for teenagers, but at the same time would also be enjoyable for adults. And as with all of her stories, she wanted to write a book that makes the reader see the world in a new way. That’s what “Whispers in Eternity” does—it presents a fresh voice with characters, like me, who seem to take on a life of their own.
About the Book
Author: Jacinda Buchmann
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Life—the existence of truly living—doesn’t begin until you close the door on the past.
My post-high school goals had been right on track—literally. But when the doctors said that I could no longer run, I was faced with two choices—give up or change direction.
Unexpectedly, singing became my new passion—a passion fueled by the most gorgeous guy I had ever met.
I can’t say that I believe in love at first sight, but after meeting Gavin, I can now say with certainty that I believe in recognition at first meeting.
He was unquestionably my soul mate.
Only one obstacle stood in our way.
He was a ghost.
Jacinda Buchmann lives in Arizona with her husband and three children. She graduated from Carroll College, in Helena, Montana, with a B.A. in elementary education and later received a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, in school counseling. After spending several years as a teacher and later a school counselor, she now spends her time writing, any free chance she can get, that is, when she’s not spending time with her family or creating a new concoction in the kitchen.