Today sees the release of Lincoln's Park, the start of a great new series by my friend (and one of my favourite authors) Parker Williams. I'm very lucky to have a great guest interview for you. Katy is a secondary, but important, character in the book and she has some strong opinions!
Character Interview: Katy
What is your biggest fear?
It used to be my ex-husband. The things he did still haunt me to this day. Link stood up for me, though. He helped me to see I was stronger than I ever thought I could be. Now my biggest fear is that I’m going to end up disappointing Lincoln, and that’s something I can’t let happen. He’s always been there for me, and I fully intend on doing the same for him.
In fact, I have a plan…
What is your most prized possession?
It’s not a thing as much as the family I’ve cobbled together. My mother told me I was making a huge mistake when I went off to get married. She said I wasn’t ready, told me that my ex wasn’t the man for me. I got up in her face and told her she didn’t know a damn thing about love, and to leave me the fuck alone.
Worst decision I’ve ever made. To this day she won’t take my calls, and I regret what I did to cause that. I swear, one day I’ll make it up to her and become the daughter she deserves.
What do you enjoy doing on your day off?
Well, there’s a nurse I have my eye on. I kinda like sitting on my couch, watching old black and white movies together. It’s something I never thought I’d enjoy, but then again, I’m not the same person I was a few years ago. I’m stronger, more confident, and happier. That’s all down to Lincoln and the Park View.
Your best childhood memory?
The day I met my best friend forever, which only lasted a couple years. Kelly was everything I wasn’t. Bold, brassy, and even at eight, she had a mouth on her that would make a sailor blush. She kept me from being picked on, made sure I did the homework which she then copied. She was amazing. I cried so hard when her family moved away, and it was only after I reached my teens when I understood what I felt was akin to love.
Where do you hope to be in five years?
As long as my body doesn’t fall apart with age, I’d love to be working with Lincoln and Noel at the Park View. I know I’m supposed to aspire to be more than a waitress, but why? I mean, is there anything wrong with being a waitress? I love my job, the customers are amazing—except for those frat boys Noel had to deal with—and I look forward to coming in every day. Who can say that about their job?
Book Name: Lincoln’s Park
Series: Links in the Chain #1
Author: Parker Williams
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
A Links In the Chain Story
Lincoln Merriweather was born an entitled brat with a silver spoon lodged so deep, it might never have come out. At the BDSM club or in business, Lincoln was a storm, blowing in and disrupting the lives of everyone he touched, until the day he met a man who peeled away the tarnished layers to expose a decent person.
Lincoln found—then lost—love.
Since then, he’s tried to atone for his past, including walking away from his family’s wealth. He opened a diner, hiring people to work for him that he would have spit on before his epiphany. He’s found peace, which he’s about to lose to a hazel-eyed man.
Noel Simmons wound up on the street when his parents discovered he was gay. His path leads him to Lincoln’s diner, where he asks for a job. He’s thrilled when Lincoln agrees to hire him, but finds his new boss perplexing. Can anyone be this kind and decent?
What starts out as business becomes something more. Noel discovers he needs Lincoln in order to feel safe. Lincoln needs Noel to complete him. But when Lincoln’s past gets in the way of his present, will the two have a future?
Meet the author...
Parker Williams is a bestselling author of MM romance and suspense. One of his recent works was nominated for the Lambda Literary Awards, and several books have been runners-up at the Rainbow Awards.
Parker loves the written word. A chance encounter with an amazing author changed the course of his life as he began to write the stories his men were whispering to him. With the help of some amazing friends and a community of writers he’s proud to be part of, Parker continues telling stories of love, hurt, comfort, and sometimes tosses in a little angst for fun. He believes in love, but also knows that anything worth having requires work and sacrifice (and maybe a little hurt and comfort too). The course of true love never runs smooth, and he enjoys writing about it.
Parker lives in Milwaukee, WI, with his husband, Paul, and their menagerie of dogs and cats. Most days you’ll find him on Facebook, sharing stories and pictures of the zoo, or even about Paul, who is always good for a laugh.