Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Character Interview with Margarite from Mac Wheeler's SIX WAYS TO MENTAL

Hello readers! Today we have seventeen year old Margarite joining us from Mac Wheeler's SIX WAYS TO MENTAL

Hi Margarite! Welcome to Taliesin.

Mar: Mar! I prefer Mar! Fine, but I don’t have much time. I have idiot fanatics to track down. They don’t like us Abernathys. My idiot brother may have created the bacteria, but we aren’t into shoving man back into the caves.

How are you liking school this year?

Mar: School? You ask me about school with the world teetering on the apocalypse? You must tune in to the lamestream media. They don’t report the true danger facing the world. Do you know what will happen if these local outbreaks spread? Pandemic. Pandemic, I’m telling you.

Are you involved in any sports?

Mar: Well, when I’m not driving my idiot brother to shoot up plague-ers or compromise the government cover up, I’ve been known to pump a little iron, whoop up on the boys who think they’re hot on the basketball court. I was offered a full scholarship to the University of Tampa, but why make commitments in this world.

Who's your best friend?

Mar: What! What did Dacey tell you? Look, I visit my shrink twice a week. Whatever he told you, it’s only half the story. You know just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. I’m being followed. I’ve been abducted. I know what I’m talking about here.

What's your favorite hobby outside of school?

Mar: Keeping out of jail is good. The FBI has thrown around terrorism charges. I have my own designated deputy who checks in on me. You know they frown on underage drinking? Also, putting a bullet through the windshield of the private investigators following you. My shrink does not like me jumping out of planes, so don’t bring that up.

What's it like having a brother who is Autistic?

Mar: I don’t know which is worse, the Asperger’s or his genius. He’s really irritating. He disappears and I read on FOX about labs being blown up around the country. The FBI would love to put him away, but he’s holding back the apocalypse. Not like those clowns have a clue.

Why do you live with him instead of your parents?

Mar: I call them ‘the witch and her husband.’ They plowed their faces into a highway abutment when I was 14. Alcoholics. Bullies. Never said a nice thing to me in 14 years. Oh, I could tell you about my parent issues. My shrink hasn’t fixed me yet. She must be a hack. She says I’m passive aggressive. But I can be assertive with my aggression.

What do you see as the greatest problem with the world today?

Mar: Really! Haven’t you been paying attention? It’s the apocalypse! That, and too many laws. One day I’ll be able to vote. You know it’s illegal to blow out the windshield of idiots following you? They call it unlawful discharge of a weapon. They could have charged me with attempted murder. Meh.

Do you believe that can be fixed?

Mar: Well, Reg and I are trying our best to kill every plague-er. That’s the only recourse, because they’re really nuts. On the other, when I can vote, straight Libertarian, I’m telling you.

Thank you so much for joining us today, Mar. It was great to have you.

Mar: Yeah, yeah. Hand me that little doohickey, will you? No wonder my 9mm wasn’t jacking a round right. Now get out of my way.

About 6 Ways to Mental
Nightmares. Panic attacks. Depression. Margarite is hammered by the typical issues of a seventeen year old loner, whose parents sympathized with insane people intending to collapse civilization. The few who care about Mar have more concerns. Her drinking. Fighting. Jumping out of airplanes.

Her brother engineered the plague that’s breaking out across the globe and she holds a little guilt for not stopping it. Or being one of the first to die. Still, conspirators behind what they call the correction are not done with her.

6 Ways to Mental is book 2 of the 6 Ways series. Book 3 is in the works.
Link to everything cool (like a 30p excerpt) at: http://rmacwheeler.com/


  1. Mar is a little tense, huh? Good thing she burns some of that energy up on the court every day. Thanks for letting me join you, Taryn. :)

    *big wave*

    1. It was a pleasure. Mar is very entertaining company :-)

  2. Oh that teenage aggression. And impatience.
    Even when it is justified it is infuriating...
    She does have a (well concealed) soft side too.

    1. I did enjoy that teenage aggression. It shows a lot of life inside her

  3. Teenage anger and angst -- so interesting ... unless you have to deal with it daily! Fun post. Thanks for visiting mine!

    1. Very true. haha. I no longer live with the teenagers in my life so it's easy to forget how not charming it is on a day to day basis.

  4. Great post! I remember those teenage days - luckily my daughter is now 23 and over the worst of it. Obviously, I was never a 'teenager' :):) Wishing Mac all the best with Mar.

  5. Wow. Mar sounds unique. Awesome voice, Mac. :-)