Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself!
Tell us who you are and what you do!
Are you the main character in the story or a supporting role?
What do you do for a living?
How old are you?
Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?
Hi Ember, thank you for inviting me here! My name is Amie Graham, I’m thirty-one, I’m a photographer and I’m the main character in The Island. Right after my Dad died I found out my now ex-husband was cheating on me. Like, a lot. I got pretty depressed and really just didn’t know who I was anymore. Anyway, that part of my life is over since my best friend, Tony suggested I do something out of the ordinary to find out who I was again. Sounds super cliche, I know. I wound up joining a humanitarian group that builds homes for families who have lost theirs in natural disasters and that’s when I found myself in Kauai, Hawaii. When I was there I met Gabe and Michael and, I fell in love with them both and they fell in love with me. It sounds crazy, I know! We tried to find out if three people can truly love each other, or if it was just the air of the island messing with our hearts and minds.
Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?
The first thing most people notice is how petite I am. Well, they say short, and I correct them, it’s petite.
Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?
I didn’t at the beginning of the story, but I do now. I have an infinity symbol tattooed on my ring finger.
Would you ever want to go hang out with your author? If so, what would you do together?
Oh totally! I think we’d get along great. We both love sushi, wine and shopping – plus I’m sure she’d love to dish about the guys with me.
If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?
I’d love to be invisible. I would have loved to of been able to hear some of Gabe and Michaels conversations when we all first met.
What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?
People who judge others for how they choose to live their life, who they love.
What would I love the most about you?
I’m honest, fun and most people think I’m funny.
What would I hate the most about you?
I over-think almost everything and at times I can be a bit insecure.
Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I do. I was really pleased with how everything from why I left to what happened when I met Gabe and Michael. She showed our really beautiful, really complicated and usually misunderstood love story in an honest and perfect way.
What is your idea of a perfect day?
Sundays, sleeping in, spooned with Gabe and Michael. Michael always makes a huge breakfast and then we all go hiking or hang out and relax at home with books or a bit of gardening. Good dinner, a fire in the fireplace, maybe some music – yeah, that would be a perfect day!
What is your greatest fear?
I guess you’ll have to read the book to find that out!
Someone is secretly in love with you. Who is it and how do you feel about that?
If someone is secretly in love with me, I don’t want to know who it is! Two is all I can handle.
If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you?
I’ve been told I look a little like Reese Witherspoon, so maybe her? That would be incredible!