Indie Block Party: Day Three - Interview one of your Characters

Welcome to Day 3 of the Indie Block Party! Make sure to visit the linky below to see what my neighbors are up to!

Today, I'm tasked with interviewing one of my characters, and to my surprise, I was able to get Sondra Ellis from "Live and Let Die," to sit down with me for a few minutes.  I had to make it short, since she's kind of impatient. 

In "Live and Let Die," Sondra is working on a documentary about her sister Tracy's mysterious disappearance.  However, she wasn't willing to talk about it.

Sondra is an Academy Award wining documentary filmmaker who hails from Santa Barbara, California and the daughter of Olympic medalist, Mimi Ellis and Gordon Ellis, bestselling author of "Hip Hop Nation." Her films range from the exploration of images of female beauty in the media to shedding light on the epidemic of children around the world being pressed into prostitution.

Sondra lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

How would you describe your personality?
Well...probably direct at best, surly at worst.  I don't have time for a lot of B.S.

How would you describe your looks?
My sister, Tracy, always said I was like a mangy St. Bernard, because my clothes and hair are a mess.  And I may be prone to using duct tape to fix my flip-flops.  What can I say?  I'm practical. (Author's Note: Actually, if you want to see what I think Sondra looks like, check out my Pinterest board here.)

What would you do if you had no electricity for a week?
I'd probably get on a plane and go to Costa Rica or someplace like that.  New York without electricity for a week would not be cool.  I'm not sticking around for that.

If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
"Immaculate Collection," by Madonna

What do you collect?
I used to collect matchbooks, but it's getting harder since New York went smoke-free.  I guess it's another sign I need to quit.

Who is your favorite superhero?
Oh, Wonder Woman, hands-down.  She such a bad ass.

What do you like about people?
Um...hmmm....what do I like about people...?  Ugh.  Well.  Okay.  I guess since I'm a documentary filmmaker, what I like about people is that they're so interesting.  Thanks for the paycheck, people.

Thanks, Sondra.  Check in tomorrow when I interview Contemporary Romance Author, Susan Ann Wall!


  1. Wow she really sounds direct and busy. I also want to take a plane to Costa Rica, I've never been there.

  2. Yeah, Sondra's not one for pleasantries! ;)

  3. Interesting detail on the match books. I wonder what would be an appropriate new memento?

  4. Maybe she'll start collecting cigarette boxes! ;)

  5. I like her! She sounds like a toughie!

  6. She definitely doesn't take any crap from anyone!


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