For every book we release, we'll feature an interview with one of its major characters. This week we sat down to chat with Francis Cartier from Bargaining Power. Read below to see what main character Mercedes' ever-so-charming older brother had to say.
Today, we’re going to be chatting with Francisco “Francis” Cartier. Hello, Francis.
How did you first meet Mercedes?
. . . You mean my little sister? When my mother brought her home. Not nearly as interesting as when I met you.
How do you feel about her?
My sister? Like she has a lot of potential that she’s wasting. When we were kids, she’d order us around (me and our brother Luc) even though she was the youngest. She had solid ideas, a real leader-type. Too bad she decided to waste her life getting that degree and mooning over her boss. But I mean, women, you know?
So what you’re saying is, you can be insightful when you want and then steer the conversation away using distraction tactics when you think you’ve gone too far? That’s pretty tricky of you.
I maybe shouldn’t say this . . . but I am my sister’s brother, you know.
Fair enough. What is your life philosophy?
Be a man. And by “a man,” I mean honest, brave, and hardworking.
Are there any misconceptions you’d like to correct about yourself?
Why? Is there something particular you want to know? Yes, I am free for dinner.
Sorry, we’re booked. One last question: Ideally, what would you like to do next?
Steak and potatoes with hot sauce. But I don’t hate vegetables. You have to take the bad with the good, right? No use being a sissy about it.
No problem. Call me sometime.
Ahem. You can read about his, but mostly Mercedes’, adventures here.