Welcome back, agents, and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today we have with us Agents Villain Hunter, Williams, and Clark to discuss everything you need to know for being on the run.
Agent Clark: Seriously, I was just here.
Agent Villain Hunter: What can I say? They just can’t get enough of us. Or, well, me anyway.
Agent Williams (silently watching them in a mix of skepticism and amusement).
Me: All right, gentlemen. I’m going to ask you a few questions, and you’re going to draw on your experience from having been on the run before. First question: Whom should our agents expect to be on the run from?
Agent Villain Hunter: Powerful criminals. Crazy relatives. Cops. Fangirls. But mostly fangirls.
Agent Williams: Anyone who wields their power for evil.
Agent Clark (grunting): Everyone.
Me: So, basically, just be prepared, agents, and don’t completely trust anyone- excepting Mission Head, of course.
Agent Clark (grunting again).
Me (frowning at him): Next question: What kind of people should you keep close in the event of going on the run?
Agent Villain Hunter: A couple of cute chicks who need protecting. That always keeps things interesting.
Agent Williams (just shaking his head at him): Anyone who needs protecting from the same people you’re escaping. Especially the old and the young. Having a tech along for the ride is also very useful.
Agent Clark: Your family. So the bad guys can’t use them against you.
Me: Yes, yes. Now third question: What are some necessary ‘dos’ of being on the run?
Agent Clark: Oh, that’s easy. Do have a ready list of safe-houses to lay low at.
Agent Villain Hunter (grinning): Do have a few awesome car chases.
Agent Williams (shrugging in agreement): Do make sure you bring plenty of money with you so you aren’t tempted to use credit cards. Also, do make sure your cell phones are made untraceable-
Agent Clark: Yeah, that’s not possible. Just ditch the phones.
Agent Williams: Actually, I know someone-
Me: Ahem. Classified information. Anyway, onto the final question: What are some ‘don’ts’ of being on the run?
Agent Villain Hunter: Duh- don’t get caught.
Agent Clark: Don’t get re-framed.
Agent Williams (glancing away): Don’t do anything rash.
Agent Clark: Don’t trust the wrong people.
Agent Villain Hunter (nodding): That’s definitely another duh-
Agent Clark: Don’t fall in love-
Agent Villain Hunter (nodding before stopping): But that’s half the fun.
Agent Clark: And ninety-five percent of the danger.
Agent Williams (pursing his lips and saying nothing).
Me: Okay, it looks like we’re on the verge of divulging classified material here, so I’ll cut this conversation short. Thanks for coming.
Agent Clark (standing quickly): About time you let us out.
Exeunt Agent Clark.
Agent Villain Hunter: Just call me back anytime you can’t stand the withdrawal of being without me.
Exeunt Agent Hunter.
Agent Williams (glancing around): Well, this was an interesting character study. This agency does
hire some interesting people…
Exeunt Agent Williams.
Thanks to the agents for taking time out of their book lives to visit us.
Agent Villain Hunter from The Time I Saved the Day:
High school sophomore, Charisa O’Dell, has enough to deal with between homework, karate, and an upcoming school dance. However, when she is accidentally endowed with superhuman powers, she adds one more thing to the list: crime fighting. Crime is a lot more complicated than her comics make it seem, and she finds herself relying on the mysterious Villain Hunter, who somehow shares several of her superhuman powers. Even so, the more she infiltrates the world of crime, the more she attracts the attention of the criminals. Will she survive her attempt to save the day?
Agent Clark from The Bachelor Missions:
The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it’s the ultimate game of cloak and dagger…
Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he’s drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team- and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place. But as he plunges into mission after mission- from a ‘holy’ heist to babysitting a young hacker to going undercover in a cult- Kristian finds that everything he tried to leave behind is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, and then some. First there’s the mysterious woman who knows more about Kristian- and his past- than makes sense while using science fiction weapons that don’t make sense period. Then there are the mysterious powers-that-be who are responsible for drafting Kristian back into this world for their own nefarious agendas. It’s all Kristian can do to keep from being pulled into their games as he tries to figure out who to trust and what to fight for even as the trap put in place to destroy him is set with a ticking clock.
When did espionage get so complicated?
And last but not least, Agent Williams from Fugitives:
Emily Rogers hoped her most dangerous days were behind her when she escaped from the Island. But soon she realizes that trying to figure out her relationship with Christopher Williams and dodging nosy reporters are the least of her worries. The evil they uncovered on the Island is hunting them down.
Once again torn away from their parents and normal life, Emily and her cousins along with Christopher and Oto and a handful of allies must flee through Europe. To be caught would mean certain death, but how long can one keep ahead of the powers that be?
Coming April 16 to all major online booksellers
Join us next week, agents, for a visit from Agent Delane concerning http://www.rooglewoodpress.com/writing-contest and how it affects this agency. Until then, try not to do anything that might get you brain-wiped. Ciao!