Updated: Nov 13
The heroine in A Christmas Bluff is Georgia Rose. Georgia is an artist and photographer who lives on a shoestring and always has a smile on her face. She's always around to help people but just maybe this Christmas she'll get her own happy ending!
As part of the writing process, I like to flesh out my characters with quirky details and background to make them feel real. This sometimes includes a character interview. Here’s the ninth interview in the series.
These are the answers I imagined Georgia giving at the start of the novel. Rest assured there are no spoilers!
Georgia was one of my favourite characters right from book one in the series. She pops up in all the previous stories and always plays her part as kind friend and helper. I was thrilled to be able to write her story and her quirky sense of humour meant there was plenty of opportunity for witty banter as she works her charms on stuffy Archie.
An interview with Georgia Rose from A Christmas Bluff by Margaret Amatt
Who are your parents?
Ellen and Norman Rose.
Do you have any siblings?
A sister Tamsyn who’s like the ultra in perfection as far as sisters are concerned… or so she says!
Where do you live now, and with whom?
In the singularly most boring semi-detached house on the Isle of Mull with not even a whiff of a sea view!
What is your occupation?
Artist, photographer and will-try-anything-crafter
To which social class do you belong?
The wrong one as far as my sister is concerned. She fancies herself right up there with the queen.
On what occasions do you lie?
I may not have told my new island friends everything about my past.
What is your hair colour?
Blonde but I like to dye the ends pink sometimes.
How would you describe your childhood?
In Tamsyn’s shadow. I was never as good as her at anything.
Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
Just picked things up all over the place.
When and where were you the happiest?
Right here and now! I’ve never been happier since I arrived on Mull.
Who are your friends?
When I first moved to Mull, I made friends with Carl. He’s still one of my besties and he’s brilliant at helping me bring my crackpot designs to life. I also love Beth, she’s awesome for saying things straight and fixing broken boilers! Kirsten is a great friend for a good girlie chat and Robyn is the voice of reason. Blair is a sweet guy and he’s fab at helping out. Autumn is my latest friend and we have loads in common especially our love of spontaneity!
What is your greatest regret so far, why?
Well, let’s just say there was a man involved… I try not to think about it.
Are you optimistic or pessimistic?
Optimistic, of course!
What is your greatest fear?
Missing out on something important and never being sure I made the right choices.
What is your greatest extravagance?
My camera and the lenses
Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and true love?
Remember, I’m the one who believes in unicorns, kelpies and the Loch Ness Monster… so, of course, I do!!!
What are your favourite hobbies and pastimes?
Drawing, painting, woodwork, sewing, you name it, I’ll try it!
What is your most treasured possession?
My pink van with the flowery decals!
What do you believe is good entertainment?
I love live music and dancing
What makes you laugh?
What makes you happy?
Being with my friends.
What makes you sad?
Being compared to my sister.
Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?
You have to ask???? What’s a plan!!!???
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Fun! He’s got to be able to make me laugh.
What is your greatest strength?
Looking out for people.
I hope you enjoyed that little peek into Georgia's character. If you want to discover if she changes her mind on any of these points, be sure to check out A Christmas Bluff.
I loved every crazy Christmas second of this story! Georgia is the friend we all want to have, the one who makes us feel good about ourselves, but desperately needs a little love of her own. Archie is the typical stiff upper lip British bloke with a heart of gold underneath and some surprising party tricks up his sleeve. This story is toastier than chestnuts roasting on an open fire and I absolutely adored it! Look out in particular for the scene at the piano... (Amazon reviewer)
More character interviews from the Scottish Island Escapes series to follow soon!
Georgia & Archie's pictures created by Margaret Amatt using Artbreeder.com