Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Interview with Serge Gervais from HIDING
Emcee: I understand that you are from Paris.
Emcee: Have you lived there all your life?
Serge: Non, I grew up with my grandparents in Breil sur Royal in the French Alps a very old, picturesque village.
Emcee: And what brought you to Paris?
Serge: I came to study business at the Sorbonne. At first, I though Paris was noisy and crowded. I was not used to traffic, but to long hikes through the mountains to crisp, clear, cold streams.
I really prefer Alpine mountain goats to double-decker buses, but there are so many interesting people in Paris, tourists from all over the world.
Emcee: And what do you do in Paris?
Serge: I am a concierge at a hotel where I enjoy meeting guests, but I have been saving to buy my own restaurant.
Emcee: What type of food to you plan to serve?
Serge: French traditional. Both of my grandparents were excellent cooks. My grandpere taught me the proper way to prepare escargot by having the snails kept in a terrarium where they are fed special savory herbs.
Emcee: And how did you meet Teresa Worthington?"
Serge: She was a guest at the hotel, so very petite and cute, but she looked lost, afraid.
Emcee: And what first attracted you to her?"
Serge: She had a beautiful smile that lit up her whole face when she talked about her artwork. And when I saw what she could do with a paintbrush I was amazed.
Emcee: You thought she had a lot of talent?
Emcee: But you didn't know then that she was being pursued by an obsessive and abusive ex-boyfriend.
Emcee: Would you have gotten involved with her, if you had known?
Serge: (long pause) Yes, looking back I don't think I could have resisted her. Finding her was like finding a missing part of myself. I would do anything to protect her.
I hate when men bully and mistreat women.
Emcee: So when does HIDING come out from hiding?
Serge: Aug. 7, 2015 is our release date.
Emcee: And what do you hope readers will take away from this book?
Serge: An appreciation for the beauty of France, the French people, and our culture. I hope they will grow to love Teresa the way that I have.
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Katherine McDermott, author