Character Interview A Life Less Ordinary Tour

17 Jan


I’m interviewing two of the characters of chicklit novel “A Life Less Ordinary” on my blog today, Zeke and Manny. Hey, both of you!

1) Please tell us all there is to know about you! Well, keep it short though. 😉

Manny:  Well, there’s not much to tell…

Zeke (snickers):  You can say that again!  Ow!  (rubs his shoulder)

Manny:  Behave.  Erm.  Okay.  I’m forty-five, and I worked in the same job for fifteen years.  I suddenly realized nothing was going to change and so I quit my job, sold my house, cashed out my pension and hit the road on a six month road trip.

Zeke:  In a crappy van.

Manny: The van was perfectly fine!

Zeke:  Don’t listen to her. (whispers) It was crappy.  Oh, me?  I’m thirty-five, a freelance multimedia developer and writer.  I answered Manny’s ad for a travelling companion, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Manny:  You’re not telling everything there is to know about you.

Zeke:  Well, there needs to be some mystery in life.  Besides, neither did you!

Manny:  You’re not the only one who’s a little mysterious.  Oh shut up.  Next question?

2) Who would you consider your best friend? Who would you consider your nemesis?

Manny: Both my friend, Rebecca, and my sister, Daisy are my best friends.  My nemesis? (slides a glance at Zeke) I think I’ll pass on that one.

Zeke:  TJ.  TJ’s definitely my best friend.  Although I think I resent being called a nemesis-

Manny:  I didn’t call you a nemesis!

Zeke:  It was implied!  And I think I’d better pass on that one, too.  No matter what I say, I know I’ll get into trouble with somebody.

3) What is your number one pet peeve?

Manny:  People lying to me. (glares at Zeke)

Zeke:  Um.  Pass.

4) If you could choose one holiday destination, what would it be?

Zeke:  Well, considering we just finished a six month road trip, I think my holiday destination is my new apartment.

Manny:  Oh, I don’t know.  I think I could go on another trip.  New Zealand, maybe.

5) What is your ultimate goal?

Manny:  To be happy.  To find peace.  To have a lot of fun along the way.

Zeke:   Yeah, I guess I can get behind that.


A Life Less Ordinary

Updated cover patricia feb 28 13Title: A Life Less Ordinary

Author: Victoria Bernadine

Genre: Chicklit, Contemporary Fiction

For the last fifteen years, Rose “Manny” Mankowski has been a very good girl. She turned her back on her youthful fancies and focused on her career. But now, at the age of 45, she’s questioning her choices and feeling more and more disconnected from her own life. When she’s passed over for promotion and her much younger new boss implies Manny’s life will never change, something snaps. In the blink of an eye, she’s quit her job, sold her house and cashed in her pension, and she’s leaving town on a six month road trip.

After placing a personal ad for a travelling companion, she’s joined in her mid-life crisis by Zeke Powell, the cynical, satirical, most-read – and most controversial – blogger for the e-magazine, What Women Want. Zeke’s true goal is to expose Manny’s journey as a pitiful and desperate attempt to reclaim her lost youth – and increase his readership at the same time. Leaving it all behind for six months is just an added bonus.

Now, armed with a bagful of destinations, a fistful of maps, and an out-spoken imaginary friend named Harvey, Manny’s on a quest to rediscover herself – and taking Zeke along for the ride.

Author Bio

Victoria Bernadine (a pseudonym) is, as the saying goes, a “woman of a certain age”. After twenty-something years of writer’s block, she began writing again in 2008.

Victoria enjoys reading all genres and particularly loves writing romantic comedy and post-apocalyptic science fiction. What those two have in common is anybody’s guess.

She lives in Edmonton with her two cats (The Grunt and The Runt). A Life Less Ordinary is the first novel she felt was good enough to be released into the wild.


Twitter: @vicbernadine




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2 Responses to “Character Interview A Life Less Ordinary Tour”

  1. victoriabernadine January 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    On behalf of Manny and Zeke, thanks for hosting all of us today! 😀


  1. Tour Stop – The Book Daily | Victoria Bernadine's Author Blog - January 17, 2014

    […] blog tours are fun even when you’re sick.  Today’s stop is at The Book Daily and it’s a character interview.  Manny and Zeke had a great time answering the questions. […]

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