MK: So Katherine, you've had a rough year?
KO: Oh, I don't even know where to start MaryAnn.
MK: How about your break up?
KO: Yeah, that was hard. I really didn't see it coming. I mean, I knew things weren't good between us. He was working late every night, he was downright cold sometimes when I tried to kiss him. On some level I knew he was cheating, I just didn't want to face it.
MK: How did you find out?
KO: He told me he didn't want to be married anymore, but I knew there was someone else. I even had an idea who it was.
MK: Wow, that's really rough, but things got a lot worse didn't they?
KBO: Yes, I was devastated, and completely unprepared for what happened next. three days after I found out he was cheating, I was notified both my parents were dead.
MK: Oh my god. What did you do next?
KO: What could I do? I had to move back to Reno. I was the executer of their wills. I had to notify everyone, take care of the funeral arrangements, and pack up the house.
MK: Did you have any help? Don't you have a sister?
KO: Yes, one sister, Amy. Until just a week ago, she refused to come out. All she cared about was what they'd left her. Now she's here, to pick the house clean. Vulture.
MK: That's just terrible. Misfortune seems like your middle name, didn't something else happen recently?
KO: What? Oh you want to hear about the night that woman was killed. Well, aside from witnessing a murderer and his victim, I'm swell. He chased me, but obviously and thank god, I got away.
MK: That's a lot of drama Katherine. Surely you have something positive to tell us? Did I hear there was a new man in your life?
KO: That's an exaggeration MaryAnn. Yes, I've met a man, his name is Scott and between you and me he's gorgeous, but we're not going out or anything. I'm taking a college course, he's my partner. Honestly, I don't know when I'll be ready to date again. I'm kind of disgusted with men right now. Scott's great, but I get the impression he's in no big hurry for romance either.
MK: Well it sounds like life might be getting back to normal for you.
KO: Not exactly.
MK: Why do you say that?
KO: Because MaryAnn, and I know this will sound crazy, I'm pretty sure someone is trying to kill me.
MK: Watch for the next installment of my interview with Katherine O'Brian.