I've been very lucky meeting great friends over the internets, and Julie Campbell is one of them. A truly unique writer, her latest books are about a ghosts hunter who's also a dog - how cute is that?! So here's my interview with Brown, ghost hunter and border collie extraordinaire ♥
Atta boy! *scratches behind the ears*
Anne, thank you so much for having me here today. I’ve never been interviewed before. It’s almost like I’m famous. Elliott, that’s my human, says dogs can be famous. Wouldn’t that be neat if I were famous too? Thank you for taking the time to help tell people about my ghost adventures.
Why did you choose Elliott: was it destiny that lead you to him or did you know he was a good human at first glance?
I could tell by the way the baby lambs responded to him. They were never afraid of him which made me curious, so I started working with him and decided to make him my own human. Fortunately, the farm owner saw how much I liked him and allowed Elliott to take me with him when he moved away.
Aren't you ever scared your human will get into so much trouble you two might be separated? And what would you do, if it happened?
We’ve been separated twice and it was the most awful thing both times. Once I thought he was dead because a monster took him and hid him in a cave. I had to defeat the monster, it was a sand dragon, to get him back. The other time he got abducted by Martians… boy were they messing with the wrong dog. I had help, but we got him back and told the Martians a thing or two. I’m more afraid of losing Elliott than I am of ghosts, that’s for sure.
Have you ever seen a dog-ghost and if so, what did you do?
I’ve never seen a dog ghost, but I hope if I ever meet one it’s a nice ghost. I’d hate to have to banish it too. I talked to a ghost once, strange, I know, and it told me that ghosts are spirits that couldn’t leave for whatever reason, and most ghosts are nasty. I can’t imagine a dog wanting to stay around and be mean all the time. Maybe to guard their people?
How long do you plan to hunt ghosts? Are you thinking of retiring soon?
Retire? What’s that? Do you mean stopping working? Why would anyone want to stop working? I get bored when I don’t have something to do, and hunting ghosts is the best, well, besides herding sheep. I’ll hunt ghosts as long as Elliott wants too, which will hopefully be forever.
What's worst: ghosts or cats?
Squirrels. *Doggy grin* Cats though, definitely cats. I can hunt ghosts and banish them… I have to leave cats alone, and that’s no fun. They’re so arrogant, like they could hunt ghosts better than I can. I’ve never even seen one try.
How old were you when you noticed or interacted with your first ghost?
Umm, I’m not so good with years but it was after we moved out west. Elliott and I were partners for a long time before we finally saw a real ghost.
What’s more annoying? A dead ghost cat or a live one?
I’ve never met a ghost cat, but I can’t imagine they are any better than live ones, except maybe I’ll be able to chase a ghost cat. Live ones since I can’t chase them.
What do you like to do when you’re not chasing ghosts?
Herd sheep or cows. It’s the best life.
What was the worst ghost you ever had to chase?
The ghost in the saloon was the worst so far. It turned into two ghosts and tried to hurt all of us.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever smelled or the best thing?
The worst thing would be Squirrels, or maybe skunks. The best thing….fresh cow pies.
What do ghosts taste like?
Sort of like they smell, musty and old.
Can other dogs be trained to see ghosts?
Sure. I’ve met several that have helped me hunt ghosts before.
Where did you learn your trade?
Elliott says I’m a natural. I learned sheep herding on the farm and it seems to work on ghosts too.
Detective Katherine Pig wants to know. "What do you find to be the best way to locate a wayward Ghost?"
Follow the sounds of screaming people. They are really afraid of ghosts.
Brown's Blog Tour Schedule:
Intro - June 11th – J. A. Campbell
Part 1- June 12th – Sam Knight
Part 2 - June 13th – Bea’s Book Nook
Part 3 - June 14th – Amaleen Ison
Part 4 - June 15th – Jen Wylie
Part 5 - June 16th – David Riley
The Brown Contest:
Follow the link to enter a contest to win a copy of Science Fiction Trails 10 in which Brown battles Martians. US only I’ll send the winner a signed copy, the rest of the world, you have to take an unsigned copy, sorry. You gotta be willing to give me your address though. Alternately the winner can chose a Kindle copy. Contest runs from June 11th through June 30th. I’ll pick three winners.
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Brown – Brown is a Border Collie who hunts ghosts, and other things as it turns out, with her human, Elliott Gyles. You can find out more about her adventures here!!