An Interview with Schrodinger
(Author’s note: I was going to answer the questions myself, but Schrodinger found the email first, and he begged, and, well, I couldn’t say no. So if you were hoping for an interview with Val, I’m sorry. You get a CrossCat instead. – Val)
Interviewer: I’ve never interviewed a CrossCat before, so if you don’t mind, can you tell me a little about your species?
Schrodinger: Well, we’re the most intelligent species of cat out there, although others may disagree. We’re born in litters in Dens, and most of us wander for a bit, then go back home and start families of our own. My sister has nearly twenty kits! She’s older than me, though.
Interviewer: Will you head back to the Den eventually as well?
Schrodinger: No one can tell the future. *eyes the interviewer* Can you?
Interviewer: *laughs a bit nervously* No, not me.
Schrodinger: Then we’ll just have to see!
Interviewer: Okay. How did you come to end up in the Cove, then?
Schrodinger: That’s a long story, and I promised it to someone else. Next question?
Interviewer: What’s your favorite part of living in the Cove?
Schrodinger: All the people! And Molly! And Drew! And Lily and Kaylee and Zoey and Jack! I’m totally a people person. Oh, and Pavel comes in, and there are cupcakes and Molly’s an amazing cook. And there are books! And music! *pauses, cocking his head to one side* Actually, I don’t think I have a favorite part.
Interviewer: I can tell! What do you want to do in the future, Schrodinger?
Schrodinger: How far in the future?
Interviewer: Um, I don’t know. In general?
Schrodinger: Well, I still want to travel. Pavel’s promised to take me on the ship at some point, although we don’t know when. Oh, and I’m going to Baltimore in a few days! And then Concord, North Carolina the week after that! Val’s taking me to Balticon and ConCarolinas, to promote the new book! And Molly is even letting me take some tea with me!
Interviewer: *looks at her notebook* So tell us, Schrodinger, are you a bathroom singer?
Schrodinger: Isn’t everyone? I’m not sure I could trust someone who doesn’t sing in the bathroom. *thinks for a moment* Although I don’t know – I guess it’s a personal preference. Do YOU sing in the bathroom?
Schrodinger: Who do you think sounds best in the bathroom: Adele, or Billy Joel?
Interviewer: You know, I’m supposed to be the one asking questions here. But honestly, it depends on the song and the mood.
Schrodinger: *nods* I also like Danny Elfman, but Molly says that the Oogie Boogie Song first thing in the morning is a bit creepy for her.
Interviewer: I can see that. So we have some questions from some of your fans here.
Schrodinger: I have FANS???
Interviewer: Of course you do. Didn’t you know that?
Schrodinger: Hang on a second. *runs into the kitchen, shouting, “Molly, did you know I have FANS????” Comes back a few moments later* Sorry about that. You were saying?
Interviewer: Yes. One of your fans wants to know what you do for fun on a rainy day to amuse yourself?
Schrodinger: It depends. If we’re here, I usually help Molly in the kitchen, or I’ll read. Sometimes I like to go out and help DC and Aunt Margie shelve. I’m good at finding things. And I nap a lot. *thinks a bit more* I can always go find some fun too. There are a lot of interesting Roads around here. Sometimes I just go exploring.
Interviewer: If there was one person you could have lunch with, alive or dead, who would it be?
Schrodinger: Captain Carter, the man who discovered Carter’s Cove.
Interviewer: Really? Why?
Schrodinger: So I could thank him. Without him, Carter’s Cove wouldn’t be here, Molly wouldn’t be Molly, and I’d’ve never met her. And then I’d be a very sad CrossCat, although I probably wouldn’t know why.
Interviewer: Is there anything else you’d like your fans to know?
Schrodinger: Come see me at Balticon and ConCarolinas! I’ll have tea! And books! And maybe some prizes…..
Winter’s Secrets, the first book in the Carter’s Cove stories, is out in ebook and trade paperback on May 26th. Follow Schrodinger on Twitter at @MollysSchrodngr, and Val Griswold-Ford at @vg_ford.
Thank you so much, Schrodinger (and Val 😉 ) for stopping by.