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Let’s Meet Skylar From “Run Away To The Keys”!

Let’s meet Skylar!

It’s that time of week again – another character interview! Today I’m “talking” to “Skylar” – one of the main characters in Run Away to the Keys from the “Florida Keys Novels”. Here we go!

Run Away to the Keys by Miki BennettMe: Hi Skylar! Welcome!

 Skylar: Thanks for having me!

 Me: I knew I had to talk to you because you have accomplished so much.

 Skylar: Well, not a lot. I mean I know other people who have done much more than me.

 Me: No girl, you’re a hero to women out there. I’m in awe of your confidence to go after what you wanted even when your family disapproved. I mean you started your own charter boat company in the Florida Keys. I don’t think there are too many women doing that.

 Skylar:There are more than you think but we are still the minority. As far as standing up to my family, that was hard but I’m glad I did.

 Me: Like I said a minute ago, you’re a huge role model for a lot of women who want to go after their dreams.

 Skylar: You’re making me blush! But thanks for the compliment. I just knew I didn’t want to stay in the family business anymore. My brother and sister may love real estate but I never really liked it. I’ve loved boats since I was a little girl. When I was younger, I saved every bit of money I made to buy my first boat all on my own. While other girls wanted a bike or, as we got older, a car, I wanted a boat. I guess that’s what I get for living by the water in Florida!

 Me: But you also moved to the Florida Keys on your own. I know other people do that but starting a new company and moving? That’s a lot!

 Skylar: As I look back on it, that was quite the challenge but I wouldn’t change a thing. Mainly because I don’t think I ever would’ve met Garrett. Still not sure why he picked my boat for his research vessel but I’m glad he did!

 Me: I’m sure he is too! You two have been together for a while now?

 Skylar: Yes, we’re….

 Me: Sorry to interrupt you but I want to leave some of your story for the readers to find out in the book. But he is a bit older than you right?

 Skylar: Yes, but I’ve never seen that as a problem.

 Me: Oh, I don’t think so either! But your family wasn’t to keep on Garrett at first, right? Plus, have strangers asked you about the age difference?

 Skylar: Yeah, my family was skeptical but now they love Garrett. As for other people, I’ve noticed a few looks here and there but people are going to have their own opinions. I can’t let it bother me! Plus, now that Garrett and I…

 Me: Wait a minute! I’m sorry to stop you again but I don’t want to give away too much away.

 Skylar: Me either!  I really want your readers to enjoy the book. I will say that Garrett and I have an interesting story for sure.

 Me: I will agree with that! Skylar, thanks for meeting with me today!

 Skylar: I’ve enjoyed it! And let me know when you want to go out in the boat. Maybe some snorkeling? It’s beautiful in the Keys.

 Me: I’ll let you know!

I hope you enjoyed this tiny glimpse of “Skylar” from Run Away to the Keys. This is another character I loved writing about: a strong female finding her own way and not letting anyone stop her.

Enjoy reading!

XOXO,

Miki

 

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Miki Bennett

Inspired by a passion for wholesome adventure, Miki Bennett is the author of two contemporary women’s fiction series: The Florida Keys Novels and Camping in High Heels. A love affair with the beach and lifelong experiences with camping led her to write romance novels that bring humor and paradise to readers’ fingertips. Her stories touch the hearts of all who read them.

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