My name is Katrina Morgan and I’m Kay’s guest blogger for today’s Character Chat. She’s putting the finishing touches on her debut novel, Murder on Music Row, so she can begin the process of querying agents.
Nan and I met as college freshmen during sorority rush at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. We discovered we were both life-long Nashvillians, but she’d graduated from Franklin Road Academy while Harpeth Hall is my high school alma mater. When we both pledged the same sorority, we worked it out so we could be roommates, and we’ve been loyal friends since.
Loralee, Nan’s other best friend (who you met last week), didn’t go to UT-K, but she visited often. She and I are like oil and water and, if it weren’t for Nan, I seriously doubt we’d be friends. However, through patience and tolerance I’ve learned to accept her eccentricities and the three of us have formed a tight circle of friendship, next to impossible to penetrate.
Although she’s known Loralee longer, Nan and I have a more intellectual connection. Unfortunately, the two of them sometimes revert back to their junior high antics when they’re together. I frequently have to step in as the adult though I’m the only one of our posse who still gets carded every single time she orders a drink. I’m almost 35 with two children of my own, for goodness sake. I’m sure it’s comical to watch from afar—me keeping tight reigns on them when they’re acting idiotic in public.
Anyway, when Nan returned from her self-imposed exile and found herself in this unfortunate situation in regards to Randy’s death, the three of us had to pull together to get her name cleared. Against my better judgment we decided the best way to do that would be to find the real murderer ourselves. Sometimes when I’m around the two of them I get caught up in their enthusiasm and ignore what I know to be best. We made a pact a long time ago, if a decision had to be made, the majority would rule—which usually means I’m the one who has to compromise.
My husband, Josh, is an Assistant District Attorney for Davidson County. He’s crazy about both Nan and Lor, but if he knew some of the things we’ve been up to he’d squelch it in a heartbeat. Through the years, however, we’ve become pretty adept at keeping him out of the loop when our actions might be questionable. Besides, Nan is my best friend and I’d swim in shark-infested water if it’d keep her out of trouble.
I’ll be back soon to tell you more about myself and my relationships with my friends from Murder on Music Row. Until then…