Sunday, September 16, 2012

Marishka - Character Interview

Marishka Petrova
Head of Security - Shapeshifters Academy
Acquisitions Librarian (Borzoi)

Sybilla is such a bitch. I hate it when readers compare us. She’s just a city wolf who wears expensive shoes while I’m trained in special techniques to combat werewolf attacks. I’m certified in commando assault rifle, field and survival skills. My hobbies include orienteering, scuba, explosives and camouflage. I’ve climbed Everest, twice.

I’m proud to be an instructor of Krav Maga, a form known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks. I worked for ten years with the Mossad in Research, Collections, and Special Operations to gain experience to intensify our international covert operations. I achieved the rank of – can’t talk about that – but they all remember me. 

I came to Shipsfeather to train the Academy staff in self-defense and then the curse came down. I became Head of Academy Security, responsible for keeping one hundred plus locked-up dog-shifters secure. Non-violence is a dog-shifter credo but with wolves howling at our doors, get real.

I’m also the Academy Acquisitions Librarian and Slavic Languages Specialist. In my spare time I jog and course. When I can find a sparring partner I box and wrestle. And I practice yoga to slow down my super-achiever mind and to keep me focused.

Before this curse thing Dr. Thaddeus Perrot and I were engaged. But all that’s on hold. 

It’s confining locked inside, but in a way I like the discipline. I eat, I exercise, and I work. I’m a born leader and it really torques my tail when Headmaster Chronus ignores my advice. But I’m his second in command in case of breach of perimeter and I follow orders. 

I definitely should be the heroine of my own book. If Amber wants a kick-ass librarian heroine, I am ready.

Favorite Reading: Chekhov, Tolstoy, and anything by Tom Clancy.

The Shapeshifters' Library Series


to learn more about Marishka's library, the dog-shifters, and the werewolf book-burners.

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