Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Character Interview w/ Will a Spirit without Borders by Andrew Grey

Title: a Spirit without Borders
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Without Borders #2
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 19 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Dillon McDowell, an infectious disease specialist, jumps at the opportunity to work with Doctors Without Borders in Liberia. But when he arrives, things are very different than he expected, and he’s out of his depth. Will Scarlet takes him under his wing and helps him adjust. A hint of normalcy comes when a group of local boys invite Dillon to play soccer.
Will’s family rejected him for being gay, and he’s closed off his heart. Even though meeting Dillon opens him to the possibility of love, he’s wary. They come from different worlds, and Will plans to volunteer for another stint overseas. But Will realizes what Dillon means to him when Dillon becomes ill, and they can no longer deny their feelings.
When Dillon’s soccer friends lose their parents and aunt to disease, Will and Dillon must work together to ensure that the boys aren’t cast adrift in a society that’s afraid they might be contagious.  They must also decide if their feelings are real or just the result of proximity and hardship.

Interview with Will 
Where do you dream of traveling to and why?  I would love to go to Egypt to see the tombs, pyramids and sphinx.  But I doubt I’ll be able to do that any time soon given the current political climate there. 
What was the scariest moment of your life?  When I was 20, my mother had a heart issue and we all really thought we were going to lose her.  It turned out to be a medication issue, but it scared us all.  (My mother is still kicking 30 years later)
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? (Did you always know you wanted to be a Dr?)  I really wanted to be a doctor.  I had a doctor kit and my mom got me a real stethoscope.  I had surgery when I was ten and that sort of ended it for me. I’d have enough hospitals.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when Dillon becomes ill?  That he has Ebola.  There is so much doubt and fear around this disease.  It’s like AIDS was in the beginning.  Fear rules and everyone treats the victim as though they are a pariah.

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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