Swift Six Character Interview
Character Name (Lady Danielle Cooper) Fairchild
Which book/world do you live in? Fairchild by Blaze Ward
Tell us about yourself:
I just want to fly, man. Nothing else. That adrenaline rush of free-jumping from 20,000 meters with nothing but a bodysuit and thermals, racing to capture a flag fifty kilometres away.
What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
I suppose my greatest strength is that drive. It got me out of my father’s house, and out from under his thumb. If he cut me off, I have friends, and we’ll have far grander adventures than anyone sitting in a boring corporate boardroom.
Weakness? The darkness. It’s in me. Deep. Infecting my dreams and my days. Sometimes, it gets so close that ending it would only take a few ounces of pressure on a trigger.
Name three important people/creatures/institutions in your world (such as lovers, pets, government institutions, leaders, gods etc).
The Michigan State University Department of Planetology and Xeno-Geology. (Thanks for the ride and the t-shirt, Chike.)
My brother Rudy, who lets me borrow his vintage ground vehicles with internal combustion engines. And doesn’t bitch too much about my driving.
Eleanor, who was programmed to be my minder, and turned into my friend. I’ve alive because she never gave up on me.
What does ‘heroism’ mean to you?
Coming out the darkness on the other side. Not everyone has the will to do that. I’ve known too many friends spiral down into drink, or drugs, or darkness. It scares me that I might follow them.
What do you think of your ‘creator’?
When are you going to write the next book, you bastard? I wanna go fly Fairchild’s Golden Eagle.
Give us your favourite piece of advice:
Buy the damned concert tickets and go see your favourite band before they’re all dead.
Links to book