Humphrey Brown of the Domestic Diva Mysteries by Krista Davis interviews Wong.
I hear you’re the newest character to join the Domestic Diva Mysteries. Welcome aboard.
Thanks! I’m excited to be here. The competition was tough. There are a lot of characters out there at the auditions. They say one of Sophie’s aunts is steaming mad that she hasn’t made an appearance yet, so I think I’m doubly lucky to have made the cut.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Well, I’m a cop -- what people probably know as a beat cop. I work in Sophie’s neighborhood. I’m particularly fond of white chocolate truffles with hazelnut filling, and I will never pass up good barbecue! I like a glass of white wine now and then, too. Um, I have a tuxedo colored Tom cat named Domino. Black with a white bib on his chest. He’s my little cuddle bear. I like Motown music. I guess that’s not in right now, but I’ve never cared about following trends.
I don’t like to be too predictable. Take my name for example. Wong was my ex-husband’s name, but I kept it. It catches people off guard when they’re expecting Wong and a fine foxy African American woman like me shows up.
What’s your first name?
Josephine. Josephine Jasmine Jackson Wong.
Do people call you JJ?
No! And I hate being called Josie. Don’t even think about. Jo is okay, but I prefer Wong.
I suppose you heard what happened to your predecessor in THE DIVA PAINTS THE TOWN.
Wolf warned me about that. Being a cop character is dangerous. You never know what an author has in store for you.
Tell us three things that are in your fridge.
Homemade peach preserves
Favorite Ice Cream?
Ben & Jerry’s Karamel Sutra.
Are you a domestic diva?
Not like that Natasha! But I’ve been known to throw a pretty good party.
Let’s see, your first appearance will be in THE DIVA HAUNTS THE HOUSE? They told me to ask you about Viktor Luca.
Shhhh! My granny knew him and to this day she won’t speak his name out loud. She worked at the Widow Nagel’s boardinghouse where he lived. He used to appear behind her sometimes when she was in the kitchen baking her famous sweet potato pie. She claimed he could materialize out of thin air. And get this, he refused to eat off the Widow Nagel’s good silver. Would not touch it. Insisted on stainless steel flatware.
Well, that sounds like --
Please! Don’t say it. Maybe we’d better have Sophie’s former mother-in-law, June Winston, tell you the rest of the story.
Tune in on July 20th, for the next installment of -- Who Is Viktor Luca?