Exclusive Interview with Tellumo Magnamater

My guest today is Tellumo Magnamater. He’s the star of my new release, Whippersnapper. If you ask me, everything about him is interesting. Thanks, Tellumo, for stopping by.

Tellumo: You’re welcome. I’m thrilled to be here and excited about answering questions from you and readers.

MR: Well, the first question everybody asks is about your name. Where did it come from?

Tellumo: My parents are lesbians and devout feminists. In mythology, Tellumo was the masculine counterpart and consort of the goddess, Tellus — the earth mother. Magnamater (or Magna Mater) is Latin for Great Mother.

MR: Very interesting. What was it like to be raised by lesbians?

Tellumo: More normal than you might think — at least for me since I’ve never known anything else. They love me as much as any parent loves a child and treated me as an equal for most of my childhood. The biggest difference I’d guess is there weren’t many men around. None, really, until I started school. I suspect the absence of men in my early years has something to do with my attraction to older men. You’re looking good, by the way. If I wasn’t crushing on Oliver Crumbly, I’d seriously consider going out with you.

MR: I’m flattered, but — no offense — a 35-year age difference is too much for me.

Tellumo: None taken. If everyone had the same likes and dislikes, the world would be a pretty boring place.

MR: After growing up in Cincinnati, I’d guess Fallisville, KY is a pretty boring place.

Tellumo: Not at all! Everyone is so friendly. I love living in a smaller town and seeing people I know anywhere I go.

MR: So you’re in Fallisville to stay?

Tellumo: Anything is possible — life is so unpredictable — but for now, I’d have to say yes.

MR: Tell me something about yourself that might surprise our readers.

Tellumo: My mothers raised me as a vegetarian. I’ve always had a  thing for veal, but Peggy Tucker has turned me into a full-fledged carnivore. She’s an amazing cook.

MR: So I hear. Do you think there will be a sequel to Whippersnapper?

Tellumo: I hope so, but isn’t that pretty much up to you?

MR: I guess you’re right. I’ve tossed around a few ideas but am waiting to see what happens with you, Oliver, and Peggy. We’ve just about run out of time. Do you mind hanging around for a while to answer questions from readers?

Tellumo: Sure! And keep me in the loop about any sequels.

MR: Trust me — you’ll be among the first to know.

Okay readers, leave your questions for Tellumo in the comments. As always, thanks for stopping by.

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