I would really love for everyone to get to know the people in my novels a little better, so I thought it might be fun if I interviewed the lead roles in the stories. I’m planning for this to be a multi-week blog article featuring Driftwood Island‘s Alley and Skyler, and also Monster in the Basement‘s Madeline and Archer. And then I’ll (hopefully) wrap it all up by introducing my two newest characters from my third book No place for fairy tales. I hope you enjoy this special feature article. Happy reading!
Me: Okay (against my better judgment) let me introduce Archer, the sort of almost hero of Monster in the Basement.
Archer: What do you mean “almost hero”? I’m totally a hero. I’m awesome in that book!
Me: Um. . . yeah. . (nervously shuffles papers around).
Archer: I’m way better than even that Skyler guy. Psh, why did you even put him in a book?
Madeline: No you’re not! Skyler is soooo hot, and super sweet.
Archer: What?! How would you even know that, you’ve never met the guy.
Madeline: (shrugs) I talked to him in the green room before my interview.
Madeline: So you admit that Skyler is hot?
Archer: What?! NO! But you can’t talk to him without me there. ‘Cause, uhh, ’cause he’s got shifty eyes, yeah, and he might try something.
Madeline: Psh, shifty eyes!
Me: Okay, could we please get to the interview questions?
Archer: The guy doesn’t even eat pizza. You can’t trust a man that doesn’t eat pizza. I mean, I’m not even human, and I still eat pizza.
Madeline: Wow, your use of logic is. . . . stunning.
Archer: Thank you, smoochy bear.
Me: (I don’t think she meant that as a compliment)
Me: Okay, pizza, that ties right in with one of my interview questions. So, Archer, what is your perfect pizza?
Archer: Soft corn crust, refried beans and ground meat topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. And then you fold it in half and eat it.
Me: Isn’t that just a giant taco?
Archer: Yes, yes it is. (smiles creepily)
Archer: What?! I’m nothing like that pansy Skyler! I’m super tough!
Me: Uh huh, so your favorite song is. . . .?
Archer: Bad little boy cover by Ashe (he puffs out his chest a little)
Madeline: (she crosses her arms over her chest and raises one eyebrow)
Archer: Okay, maybe it’s Classic by MKTO. It reminds me of Madeline. (he looks over at Madeline with big doey eyes. . . she seems to be completely unaffected)
Archer: It’s our song.
Madeline: It’s totally not our song.
Archer: then what’s our song?
Madeline: The boy who murdered love by Diana Vickers. (shrugs)
Archer: Madeline, you’re so mean! (and he runs away sobbing)