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A Character Interview with Dean and Coriander from Explicitly Yours

Ever wonder what the characters are thinking after you’re done with a book. Well, today I had the pleasure of interviewing Dean Conrad Morello and Coriander “Moonchild” Phillips from Explicitly Yours. Sit back and enjoy!


What would you like it to say on your tombstone?

Dean: Life is a one-time offer, use it well.

Now on to something lighter, what is your favorite drink?

Dean: Scotch – neat.

 What was your first impression of Coriander?

Dean: Feisty, which made me like her right away. Seriously, I had no idea the girl with the pig tails would be so important to me.

If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?

Dean: Dean Martin singing Sway.

 Do you see morality as black and white, or with shades of gray?

Dean (Laughs) Definitely shades of gray.

 Do you care about what others assume about you?

Dean: Not particularly. I care about my family, friends, and Coriander’s opinion. After that (shrugs) yeah that’s about it. 

 Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?

Dean: Coriander. She knows a side of me that I didn’t know existed until recently. (Pauses) She makes me feel vulnerable.












Are you close to your family?

Coriander: (Smiles) I’m very close to my grandmother. As for my parents, our relationship is a work in progress.

Do you see morality as black and white or with shades of gray?

Coriander: Definitely shades of gray.

Describe a typical Friday night.

Coriander: (Smiles) Dean and I go to this bar/restaurant called Une Pression every Friday night. There we catch up and just talk you know. I think we’ll keep that tradition until we can’t walk anymore.

What would you like it to say on your tombstone?

Coriander: Stay Wild.

 Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?

Coriander: Dean. He’s my best friend. My anchor.

How does being an artist shape your view on life?

Coriander: Being an artist helps me see the world for how it’s supposed to be seen, with an open heart, mind, body, and soul. I judge none and nothing. We are the art of the world, a beautiful array of colors, shapes, ideas, and formulas, voids and space, love and fear. (Smile). Life is a canvas that leaves just enough space for all of us to paint our own story.








  1. Kitty said:

    Wow. No words.


  2. Karyn said:

    Love. Their. Story.


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