Monday, December 31, 2012

We chat with Trooper Jamison Maddox from 'Not a Whisper'

Today is the first in a series of interviews with some of the main characters featured in The Klondike Mystery series. The first book is "Not a Whisper" which is due out at Amazon and Smashwords soon.

Nice to meet you, Trooper Maddox. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with us.

No problem, ask away.

Can you tell us what it was like growing up in Warren, Pennsylvania?

Well, since it's the only place I spent any time while growing I'm not sure what to say. Typical small town, like many in the area it was originally settled by the Seneca Indians. Oil and timber were the main industries for many years. My dad was a teacher at the high school and my mom worked as a substitute elementary school teacher. Pretty much the standard.

I understand you have a younger brother? Is that your only sibling?

Yes, Ryland. He's five years younger than me and a Sergeant with the Warren City Police Department, hoping to make Detective one day.

Were you close growing up?

Unfortunately not. The age difference made it difficult, especially for me. Now that we're both adults and working in the same career we've become much closer.

Tell us about your job. I understand that it encompasses both fire and police duties?

Yes it can. I specialize in the area of fire investigation but am also called into cases in areas where there is no assigned police force.

Like Klondike and Lewis Run? They're both small towns in your coverage area, right?

Exactly. They're too small to have their own police force so we get called in to help.

So what do you like to do in your off time?

In warmer weather it's fishing, swimming and boating first, hiking second. In winter I love snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

No hunting?

Not for me, just not my thing.

Do you get a lot of snow?

Most years, yes. We get lake effect snow from Lake Erie. I've seen winters where the ground was covered until the end of March.

Have you ever considered moving out of Pennsylvania, maybe to someplace warmer? Like say, Arizona?

Not going to happen. I love my four seasons and I love the small towns. You can't beat the people that live up here, at least to my way of thinking. I'd have no problem raising kids here.

Speaking of that, we understand you have a new love interest?

Guess you'll have to read the book to get the answer to that one. [wink]

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this little chat with Trooper Jamison Maddox. Keep a watch our for our next character interview with Cherie Marshall.

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