Character Interview – Em from Help Wanted

Today I’m interviewing Em, from J Emery’s novella Help Wanted! If you haven’t read Help Wanted, it’s a novella set at a magical college, Ashveil Academy, and it’s a super cute with plenty of fluffy and awkward moments!

Now, on to the questions!

What is your favorite food, and why?

I live off black bean tacos when I’m home. They’re my favorite comfort food.

Do you have any treasured possessions or heirlooms? If so, what are they and why are they important to you?

I don’t really collect too many things but I have a stuffed good luck bear that my best friend, Thaian, gave me for our high school graduation. I keep it on my desk in our dorm room now and sometimes I squish it when I need a little extra comfort. His name is Basil Bearington. The third.

What do you think is your best quality, and why?

I have no idea. You would have to ask Thaian.

What do you think is your worst quality, and why?

Impatience probably. I don’t like having to wait for things.

What are your hobbies or interests?

Working on my glamours mostly. Just little decorative ones. They’re easier than putting up pictures in our room and I don’t have to worry about how many holes I’m making in the walls. I’m trying to figure out how to make an accurate moon phase glamour to light the room at night.

I also used to play the piano at home sometimes but I got banned after the twentieth Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in a row. An entire musical career, thwarted.

What is your greatest fear?

We don’t talk about that.

Do you have any secrets?

We don’t talk about that either. That’s what makes them secrets.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

The fact that laundry doesn’t do itself. There’s gotta be a spell for that somewhere but no one will tell me what it is.

Is there a person you admire (personal acquaintance or not)? Who is it and why?

Thaian. But don’t tell her I said that. Not that she doesn’t already know, but she would still gloat about it if she heard. She’s really good at being who she is though and I respect that. It makes me feel safe knowing she’s there for me.

If you had one day to do whatever you wanted, what would you do and who would you want to spend it with?

I don’t really know. If I have too many options it’s harder to choose just one thing. But I would probably take Phineas for a ride on my scooter. Go to the lake. He almost hit a tree the last time he tried flying and there’s plenty of room for him to practice there without anything getting in the way. I like watching him fly. It’s relaxing (as long as he doesn’t hit anything.)

Thanks Em for the interview!

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