September 12, 2023

Simone Rose, Medical Examiner / Character Interview

Today I'm bringing you a character interview with Simone Rose, a medical examiner, from Ghost of Death, my short paranormal suspense eBook available for 99 cents. This was a post for my blog tour years ago that is no longer on the other blogger's site (and which I had linked to on my website...bummer), so I am sharing it here on my own blog.

Name: Simone Rose

Place of Employment: Aurora Police Department

Occupation: Medical Examiner

Actress: Amy Lee (who is really a singer from the band Evanescence.)

Chrys: Hey, Simone. Sorry for making you come into the lobby of the department, but I didn’t exactly want to be near any dead bodies.

Simone: No worries, Chrys. But you know, they don’t bite. 

Chrys: I figured that.

Simone: Although, they sometimes burp.

Chrys: *blinks* Really? Never mind. Are you ready to answer a few questions.

Simone: Absolutely. The DB’s will keep for a few minutes.

1. So, why did you decide to be a medical examiner?

I was always different. *shrugs* As a child, I would sit in my room all day reading murder mysteries. I got into medical science young and volunteered at a morgue for school credit. Many people would think it weird, but I feel as though I have more in common with the dead than the living.

2. What’s the worst type of corpse(s) you’ve had to work on?

The worse, by far, are floaters. You know, those bodies that have been in water for days. Not only are they bloated, discolored, slimy, stinky, and covered with maggot but...two slippage.

3. Ick! Can you tell us about the body on your table now? I hope it’s not a floater.

Not a floater...a young woman. She’s twenty-one, and she’s a beauty. She’s how I would imagine my daughter, if I had a daughter. She was murdered last night, her throat slit, and I’m doing everything I can to find evidence to help Detective Avrianna Heavenborn close this case.

4. What do you do when you’re not working?

I’m an intimate creature by nature and I like to spend time with members of the opposite sex. With that said, let your imagination run wild.

5. Oh. *clears throat* Okay. would you describe death?

Death is a spiritual journey we all eventually go on and it’s unique to each of us. It’s not the end, but a doorway to much more. What that more is won’t be known until we take that journey; when it’s our time.

Chrys: Thanks for your time, Simone.

Simone: And thanks for yours, Chrys. I’m just going to go back to make sure none of the DB’s are walking around. I sure hate it when they do that!

Chrys: *laughs* 

BLURB: Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost stalking the lead detective on the case. 

Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.

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  1. Fun interview, Chrys! A great way to reintroduce a favorite book. Hope you're doing great!

  2. Interesting. I can't think of a job I'd least like to have... And I image the bodies that drown and then float up a few days later are the worse although I remember a person we tried to save when their vehicle ran into the water when I was a firefighter... we later learned that he had must have had a major heart attack because there was no water in the lungs (ie, he wasn't breathing once he hit the water)

    1. This is Jeff, btw, as I'm having issues posting on blogger.

  3. Hi Chrys - interesting you gave your character a school credit of working in a morgue - and the interview is interesting - then your story with a parallel character ... great plot. Good luck - cheers Hilary