Sunday, March 27, 2011
An interview with a police detective
Joining us today is Stan Cooper, senior
detective for the Scottsdale Police
Department (and one of the characters
from Jenn McKinlay's Cupcake Bakery
mystery series) .
Stan is not a writer, so he agreed to answer
a few questions from me (Jenn here) to
help me gain some insight on the goings
on at the cupcake bakery.
JM: Hi, Stan. Thanks for joining us today.
SC: I had a choice?
JM: No, but thanks anyway.
SC: Heavy sigh
JM: Here, Stan, have a Tums, you'll feel
(Stan takes the offered anti acid pill and grinds it between his molars).
JM: So, what do you think about Mel and Joe?
SC: I think he'd better treat her right or else the entire SPD is going to come down
on him like a hammer. That being said, I like him. He's a good guy.
JM: What about Angie's new boyfriend Roach?
SC: Don't like him.
JM: Why not?
SC: He's a murder suspect. What are the brothers thinking, letting her date him?
JM: But he makes her happy.
SC: Happiness is overrated.
JM: Okay then. What about you, Stan? Are you ever going to date?
SC: What is this? Oprah? Why are we talking about girl stuff? I'm a homicide
detective. I thought you wanted to pick my brain about forensic evidence or
review some cases not talk about my social life. Sheesh!
JM: I'm sorry, Stan. I'm just trying to get your input on my character development.
SC: Well, you should just pay more attention. You're the author. Surely, you must
know that I've been in love with Mel's mother for years.
SC: Oh, crap. You're not going to do anything with that, are you? Look. You didn't
hear me say that. Hey, is that my radio? Gotta go!
JM: Stan, wait!
He leaves. Jenn sits, scratching her head.
JM: Well, I didn't see that coming. Stan is in love with Joyce. What am
I supposed to do with that?
Well, readers and writers, what do you do when someone you know or
one of your characters falls in love with someone you didn't think was
meant for them? Encourage them? Or distract them with something
Oh, and btw, today is my birthday!!! Happy Birthday to me!
HUGS and HIGH FIVES,