Monday, June 20, 2011

Introducing Wong!

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
Fresh trout
Duke's mayonnaise

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?  


  1. Humphrey, how nice to see you here, and thanks for interviewing Wong. I can hardly wait to read more about her - and about Viktor Luca.

  2. Ooooh, now I want to know about Victor!

    But Wong, Motown NEVER goes out of style... you ought to know that.

  3. Wong, you do sound foxy! Looking forward to reading all about it, and Victor!

  4. Wong, it was nice meeting you and I can't wait to hear all about Viktor.

    pps..I love Motown music and it will never go out of style.

  5. Thank you, Janet! How considerate of you. My mother would be impressed. Um, are you single?

    ~ Humphrey

  6. Shh, Victoria. Not so loud. It's dangerous to speak his name. Seriously, June should tell about VL.

    I think Motown is cool and should always be in, but you know how it is. There's always someone new. Gaga. need I say more?

    ~ Wong

  7. Woohoo, Erica! I bet we foxy mamas could have fun together over a glass of wine. But you all have to quit saying VL's name!

    ~ Wong

  8. It's nice to meet you, too, Dru! I'm glad other people love Motown like I do!

    You'll hear more about VL as soon as I can convince June to tell the story. After all, she *knew* him!

    ~ Wong

  9. Humphrey, I'm sure you'll find the right woman for you one of these days.

  10. Humphrey, clever interrogation...I mean interview. I think you might want to know more about Viktor. And warn Sophie.


  11. Thanks, Avery! I think I've learned a thing or two about interrogating people. Will take your advice and warn Sophie!

    ~ Humphrey