Today’s special guest is Gabe Vincent, bad boy hero of Courtney Cole’s If You Leave. He stopped by the virtual offices to introduce himself. Please give him a warm welcome!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Gabe] Tall, temperamental, loyal, strong, regimented
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Gabriel Vincent?
[Gabe] I get up early (5 am) to go for a run. Then I answer email, returns calls, you know- regular business stuff. I usually try to talk Maddy into some mid-afternoon action (sometimes it goes over well, sometimes it doesn’t). We usually eat out in the evening because neither of us cook much. And then I spend the nights fighting Maddy for the covers.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to choose one moment that made you the person you are today, which would it be?
[Gabe] The moment that I joined the Army Rangers. Without a doubt. The moment I met Maddy was pivotal, but I was the person I am today long before that.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Maddy?
[Gabe] Beautiful- inside and out. That’s four words, I know.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you find most exasperating about her?
[Gabe] The woman steals the covers at night! You’d think, since I outweigh her by 100 pounds, I could keep the covers to myself. Also, she has a tendency to put too much pressure on herself. I’m always telling her to cut herself some slack.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?
[Gabe] There’s one moment that I would love to change– but I don’t think I would. I think everything happens for a reason– and everything has a purpose.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s you happiest childhood memory?
[Gabe] Spending summers at my grandparents’ lakehouse. Brand used to come with us and we’d spend every day by Lake Michigan. It was a perfect childhood summer.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Gabe] My driver’s license. It’s sort of like the habit I got into in Afghanistan with my dog tags. I didn’t go anywhere without them. Just in case.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.
[Gabe] It’s hard to predict the future, but I can assure you, that mine has Maddy in it. And that’s enough.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
[Gabe] Thank YOU so much for having me!
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