Just Desserts: Interview with Sadie and Quinn

September 29th, 2014


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“Sadie and Quinn sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-ing. First comes loves than comes…” 

“Quiet, Dad. Quinn and I have to answer some questions.”

Is your character fictional or a historic person?

“Quinn has more history than I do.” Sadie jabs him with her elbow.

“Ow, sweetheart. There’s nothing ancient or fictional when we’re driving to Wrigleyville in the Porsche.”

“My mother was born in Ireland? Does that count?”

Quinn sips his coffee. “Not unless there are some deep dark secrets you want to reveal, Sadie.”

“Nope, your well-to-do family has a treasure trove, I’ll bet. Enough to fill Wrigley Field.”


When and where is the story set?

“Here’s your veggie burger, Quinn.”

“Thanks, Paul.”

His ruddy cheeks redden. “That’s the house specialty. Ms. Katie’s Diner in Lake Geneva. Wisconsin.”

“Get back in the kitchen, dad! Isn’t there a grill that needs to be fixed. Or something?”

“All right, lovey. I know when I’m not wanted. Do you want a couple of burgers to take back to Chicago?”


What should we know about Sadie and Quinn?

“Sadie is strong and family is everything.” Quinn says.

Sadie snorts. “Yeah right. Strong. Your fancy family is EVERYTHING.”


What is the main conflict? What messes things up for the two of you?

“Ah, when I met Sadie she had this douche bag dude that she was crushing on. And she was sort of vulnerable. So, when I enter her–”

“Enter me?”

“– your life. When I enter your life. No need to give me the arched eyebrow of disapproval.  When I entered your life, Sadie…it’s hard to explain.”

“I was irresistible?” Sadie whispers in his ear.

“Yes, but it took you a while to believe me.”


What are your goals?

“I have to fight off insecurities with a vengeance. Being a waitress at the diner for my dad has been time consuming. I have to finish my thesis in architectural renovation. And happiness in Chicago? With Quinn? I’m busy and he’s way too busy with his important family dynasty stuff.”

“Doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve it. Happiness with yours truly? Sadie, those are your  just desserts.”






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