Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Catching Up With Lucy

I had the chance to chat with Lucy, the main character in C.J. Omololu's debut novel Dirty Little Secrets. Check out how she's doing now.

1. What was it like having a mom as a hoarder?

For a long time, I didn’t think about it too much. When I started spending the night at friend’s houses, I got that things weren’t normal at home. I always felt that I couldn’t have good friends
because they might find out about Mom. As hard as things got, I still loved her. She was my mom.

2. If you could tell your mother one more thing, what would it be?

That as bad as things got, I know that she didn’t do it on purpose. She couldn’t help it.

3. Has your relationship with your siblings changed?

They’re not around much because they’re so much older. I still see Phil, but not so much Sara. I always get the feeling that she has some suspicions about what happened, but I don’t think she’ll ever ask me about it.

4. How is Josh?

Awesome. Can’t say more ;)

5. What is it like having your story out there in the world?

It’s good and hard at the same time. It actually wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be – most people are really supportive. It’s funny, but since I “came out” about the hoarding, there are SO many other people who have similar stories.

Crossposted at: Zoe's Book Reviews


RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you VERY much for the character interview.
I love 'em!
All the best,

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