(Spoiler Alert. If you have only read books 1-6 in the Haunting Danielle Series you may want to skip this interview.)

Interviewer: Welcome to our second interview in the Marlow House Interview Series. Today we are in the library of Marlow House with Chris Johnson. Welcome Chris, and thank you for meeting with us today.

Chris: Thank you for having me.

Interviewer: I’m a little surprised you agreed to talk with us today. I know you tend to avoid publicity.

Chris: Danielle asked me if I would participate in the interview. How could I say no?

Interviewer: You and Danielle are pretty close, aren’t you?

Chris: I consider her one of my best friends. I’d trust her with my life.

Interviewer: I get the impression you would like something more than just friendship with Danielle.

Chris: We don’t always get what we want, do we?

Interviewer: Does this mean you’ve given up the idea of you and Danielle as a couple? 

Chris: I’d rather not discuss that.

Interviewer: Okay…can we talk about your family?

Chris: Certainly.

Interviewer: I know you’ve lost your parents, but do you have any extended family you keep in touch with? 

Chris: I have two uncles. But, I cut all ties with them after they sued me over my parent’s estate.

Interviewer: I understand you’re adopted. Do you ever think about finding your birth parents?

Chris: Maybe I would consider looking if I had been adopted as an infant. But even then, I would only do it after my parents were both gone. My parents were wonderful to me and I would never do anything to hurt them, especially my mother. 

Interviewer: Does that mean you’re looking for your birth parents now—now that your parents are gone? 

Chris: I said I might look had I been adopted as an infant. I was in the foster care system for the first six years of my life. I have no memory of my birth parents, but I know they’re one reason I was in the system for so long.

Interviewer: I’m not sure I understand.

Chris: It’s my understanding my birth mother did not want me to be adopted. Of course, she didn’t want me either. If she really loved me, she would have signed those adoption papers when I was an infant instead of letting me bounce around in the system for six years. 

Interviewer: You sound bitter.

Chris: No. I’m not bitter. How can I be? When I was adopted I hit the jackpot. And I’m not talking about my parent’s money. I’m talking about the type of people they were. They were loving parents. I was very lucky.

Interviewer: That brings us to one of our questions. A reader asks, if you had to give up something—what would it be, your wealth or your gift?

 Chris: When you say gift, I assume you’re talking about my ability to see spirits.

 Interviewer: Yes.

 Chris: That’s a good question. It’s also one I’ve given a great deal of thought to. There was a time I really hated this gift. But, I’ve come to realize it’s a part of me. It’s who I am, and it’s shaped my character.

 Interviewer: And the money?

 Chris: Ironically, there was a time I resented the money as much as the ability to see and communicate with spirits. When you have as much money as I do, you don’t always know who your real friends are. I suppose that’s one reason I was so attracted to Danielle. She didn’t just share my gift, she really doesn’t care about money.

 Interviewer: You two do have a lot in common.

 Chris: Maybe we have too much in common.

Interviewer: Does this mean you would give up the money first?

 Chris: No. You see, after my parents died I tried living incognito—tried to be an average person. It didn’t take long for me to realized I would never be an average person. I wasn’t worrying about paying an electric bill or putting food on the table or worrying that I couldn’t afford going to the doctor or hospital if I needed to. Complaining about having too much money sounded so petty and ridiculously whiny. Like the stereotypical poor little rich kid. But then I realized, with my parent’s money I could make a difference in other people’s lives. I wanted to make the world a better place. My inheritance allows me to do that.

Interviewer: So—would you give up your money or your gift?

Chris: Honestly? The ability to see spirits is part of me—it’s who I am. It’s what makes me me. The money. It is just money.  So my answer, if I am being totally selfish and only thinking of myself, I would give up the money. But if I want to be selfless and think of others, I would give up the gift, and keep the money. Because with that money I’m helping a hell of a lot of people. Sure there are times I can help people by seeing spirits, but not to the extent of what my money can do. 

Interviewer: If your money suddenly vanished, what would you do? 

Chris: You mean to make a living?

Interviewer: Yes.

Chris: I suppose I would get a job like anyone else. I do have a college degree and after the last year managing my foundation, I think I have some valuable experience. I would probably get a job working in another non-profit foundation. Of course, if my money suddenly vanished, it would mean I lost it somehow, and I imagine no one would want to hire me then. Who could trust anyone that lost that much money? 

Interviewer: You don’t sound too concerned? 

Chris: No. Not really.

Interviewer: One final question. What are your plans for the future?

Chris: I moved to Frederickport less than a year and a half ago. A lot has happened in that time. I bought a house, opened the Glandon Foundation Headquarters, made some good friends. It’s been a busy time. I’m not so concerned about the future right now, I’m just trying to take care of the present.

Interviewer: Well our time is up. I want to thank you again Chris, for talking to me today. And I hope everyone comes back tomorrow when I talk to Lily Bartley.

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6 comments on “Marlow House Interview Series with Chris Johnson

  1. Karen Dickey

    Awesome interview with Chris. It makes me wonder why a mother didn’t want her child but didn’t want the child adopted either. I wonder if the child was the adopted fathers biological child by mistress but didn’t want anyobe to know. That would make since to me why she waited so long. Oh well I really like Chris.

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      Remember Karen, that was an assumption Chris made about his mother not wanting him. 😉

  2. Susie pollock

    Great interview. Yes maybe his mum left him in the system so she could come back and get him. If he was adopted she wouldn’t be able to do that. She could have died or been ill or something and that’s why she couldn’t get him back.

  3. Sandra

    These interviews are a great idea.. really gives some further insight to the charactors and what makes them tick on a deeper level.
    From the sounds of it Chris does seem to have some unresolved issues with his birth mom that he may not realize. There are many reasons that a mom may not sign over rights right away that aren’t meant to be hurtful towards the child but as a way to hold onto the child. Maybe she was having a hard time and hoped to get back on her feet and bring him home with her. Maybe she was ill.
    I love Chris. Sad thing is.. I love Walt too so it is so hard to know who to “cheer” for when it comes to a love for Danielle in the long run lol

  4. Roxanne

    Hmmm, maybe they should write me into the book, I’d date Chris hahah!!
    Seriously though, I’m adopted and in February of this year my birth sister and brother located me. Yeah, that was and still is as surreal as it comes! My birth Mother died last year some time and my birth father is still alive. After hearing all about him, I am and always will be the luckiest as my parents picked me out!! So Chris, enjoy what you have now and the hell with the past!! Just sayin 😉

    1. Bobbi Holmes Post author

      I have many near and dear to me who are also adopted or have adopted. Some want to find their birth parents–others have no desire. I’ve a dear friend who was forced to give her baby up over 50 years ago and it was always painful for her. A few years ago the child found her and she was thrilled. But then another one dear to me reached out to her birth mother, and found her somewhat crazy. I suppose everyone needs to do what is best for them. As for Chris, I will put in a good word for you. 😛

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