Meet the Heroes from A Dozen Apologies: Remy Perone

2014 February 5
by faylamb

A DOZEN APOLOGIES FINAL FRONT COVER (282x425)In case you haven’t gotten word, there’s a new heroine in town, and she owes apologies to twelve different fellows. Here’s the scoop:

Mara Adkins, a promising fashion designer, has fallen off the ladder of success, and she can’t seem to get up.

In college, Mara and her sorority sisters played an ugly game, and Mara was usually the winner. She’d date men she considered geeks, win their confidence, and then she’d dump them publicly. When Mara begins work for a prestigious clothing designer in New York, she gets her comeuppance. Her boyfriend steals her designs and wins a coveted position. He fires her, and she returns in shame to her home in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where life for others has changed for the better.

Mara’s parents, always seemingly one step from a divorce, have rediscovered their love for each other, but more importantly they have placed Christ in the center of that love. The changes Mara sees in their lives cause her to seek Christ. Mara’s heart is pierced by her actions toward the twelve men she’d wronged in college, and she sets out to apologize to each of them. A girl with that many amends to make, though, needs money for travel, and Mara finds more ways to lose a job that she ever thought possible.

Mara stumbles, bumbles, and humbles her way toward employment and toward possible reconciliation with the twelve men she humiliated to find that God truly does look upon the heart, and that He has chosen the heart of one of the men for her to have and to hold.

Today, we’re hearing from Rémy Perone

Tell us a little about yourself: where you’re from, what you studied in college, what you do now?

I am Rémy Perone. I was born in Paris, France. My family, they move here when I was fifteen. My father, he want to live zee American dream, you know? My mother, she say he was crazy. But, mon père, he prove her and all my family to be wrong. I wished to follow in his footsteps, so I go to college to study Business, Screenplay writing and acting. And now, in Boulder, Colorado, I operate and own a dinner theatre. Many plays performed there, I write. Sometimes I even to perform in them.

bigstock-Background-with-red-velvet-cur-42862192 (1)How did you meet Mara Adkins and what did you think about her when you first met?

Ah, très belle – very beautiful. For me, it t’was love at first sight. Only Mara, she did not…um…how do you say…um… reciprocate to my love. Only I did not know zis for a very long time. She trick me.

Mara did some pretty ugly things to a few guys. How did you feel about her when she broke up with you so publicly? How did you handle the embarrassment?

You know, in acting, I learn how not to show my feelings, and for that I was very grateful. Those lessons came in quite handy when she in public tell me zat she never loved me and only use me. I t’was able to act very….um… nonchalant, I believe the word is. But my heart t’was breaking. Quickly that hurt turn to anger. Anger is what got me through zee heartbreak.

Be truthful here. Did you every think of paying Mara back for the cruel game she and her sorority sisters played? If so, what did you think of doing? If not, why not?

No, no, I did not. I refuse to, as you Americans would say, stoop to her level. Besides, at the time, I t’would not give her the satisfaction to know she hurt me.

What do you think of Mara today?

Ah Mara. She is very charmant – lovely, and très belle – very beautiful. Both inside and out. Elle est la femme de mes rêves. She is the woman of my dreams. She makes me to laugh and to smile.  Je suis fou amoureux d’elle – I am crazy in love w’is her. Forever, she is in my heart.

Mara’s reunion with Rémy is posted today at Write Integrity Press. His author isn’t being revealed because the project authors (and our fearless editor) believed it would be fun for you, the reader, to vote for your favorite hero. Voting will open at Write Integrity Press on the day the last hero’s chapter is presented, February 5. Voting will be opened until February 8. The votes will be tabulated, and the winning hero gets the final chapter in the novella when it is offered free on Kindle beginning February 14.

The authors hope you have joined in on the fun. If you haven’t, here are a few sights where we have been having the best time:

Mara’s Facebook page

The You Know Your Job is Odd When… Facebook page where we’re sharing funny stories, memories, etc., about odd jobs we’ve all had.

Have you read each of the hero’s interviews? If not, click on their names below. If so, do you have a favorite? Well, the time has come to vote for him at Write Integrity Press. The winning hero gets the last chapter in the book, and he also might just win Mara’s heart.

David Hansen

Dominic Cardano

James Green

Collin Tate

Chip Linton

Ted Rivers

Russ Farlow

Elliott Weston

Connor Martin

Brent Teague

Derrick Howzer

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