Main Character Monday: Interview with Laurelin Moore

On today’s Main Character Monday, I have the pleasure of an interview with Laurelin Moore. I read The Whisperer’s Wish, Laurelin’s story by Janilise Lloyd and shared my review of it a week ago. If you haven’t read that review, you can find it here: My Review of The Whisperer’s Wish

But before you do that, keep reading to find out a little more about Laurelin. I interviewed her this week and enjoyed learning more about her. I know you’re going to as well.

Welcome, Laurelin. Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m just an average girl from Lingua, one of the five provinces of Ausland. All my life, I’ve been hiding a secret magical ability. Magic is common where I’m from, but my specific power is not. I’m a pygsmy whisperer, which means I can speak with and control magical creatures called pygsmies. Pygsmies are important because they carry elixir in their wings. This elixir can heal illnesses or broken bones, but it can’t cure biological conditions, like my brother’s cancer. I’ve decided now is the time to let the world know what I can do because it’s my only chance to compete in the Pentax and win a wish to save my brother’s life.

Wow! That’s pretty amazing. You have been given a gift not everyone receives. Is this a blessing or a curse?

It’s both. I’m grateful I can whisper because it’s kept my brother alive for a few years now. While the elixir I collect from pygsmies can’t cure his cancer completely, it does extend his time. But I know that when other people know what I can do, my life will never be the same. They’ll always be after me for elixir, and I don’t know how to choose who gets it and who doesn’t. It’s too much pressure to have to choose.

That’s a tough dilemma for anyone. And you’re so young to carry that kind of weight. What guides you in how you use this gift?

My family is most important to me. I’m the only gifted person in my family, so I feel a sense of responsibility to help care and provide for them. If their needs are met, I try to find others who can benefit from my magic. I want to help others, it’s just hard to know how when there are so many people with so many needs.

I can only imagine. You’re right. There are so many problems in the world. If you could change one thing in the world around you, what would it be?

Easy. I’d find a cure for cancer. I want that more than anything.

I don’t think anyone would argue with that. Many people in our world work every day to find a cure. It’s a challenge they haven’t been able to totally meet yet, but still, they keep going. Are you a person who naturally looks for challenges to conquer? If not, what might push you to accept a challenging situation?

I like to challenge myself, but in inconspicuous ways. I don’t like to be in the spotlight. Trying to get into the Pentax is basically the opposite of that. It’s very challenging and very much in the spotlight. But a chance to save Pippin is worth it. So I guess the thing that would push me to accept a challenge like that would be family and those I truly care about.

We’ve talked a bit about the challenges that come with your gift. But it can’t all be bad. What is your favorite part of the gift you’ve been given?

Aside from the help it’s given Pippin, my favorite thing is being with the pygsmies. They’re so gentle, selfless, and fun. I wish humans were more like them.

We’ve talked about your special gifting, but there are many gifts every person can experience. What would you list as your everyday gifts?

I don’t know if I have any gifts like that. My family members all have a lot of great characteristics. It feels like I got the magic gift and the regular stuff skipped over me. My dad is creative and protective. Pippin is smart and resilient. My mom is gentle and patient. If I have to choose something about me, I guess I’m pretty stubborn which can equal determination, and that helps me get what I want even when things are hard.

I’d say determination is a gift. Nothing gets done if we aren’t determined to see it accomplished. Before we finish the interview, I’d like to ask you some quick questions. Just for fun. Nothing hard.

Rapid Fire Questions:

Indoors or outside? Outside, all the time.

City or country? Country

Reading or exploring? Exploring

Sweet or sour? Sweet

Soup or salad? Soup

What three words would you, Laurelin, use to describe Janilise Lloyd?

Bossy, persistent, and creative

I want to thank you, readers, for joining me for this Main Character Monday Interview with Laurelin Moore. And thank you Laurelin and Janilise for allowing me to spend this time with you. Readers, I know after reading this interview with Laurelin and my review of The Whisperer’s Wish, you’re probably excited to get a copy of the book for yourself. You can do that here.

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