Shut up, Cole!
Last winter, I participated in a book blog tour just after Empty Cup was released. I wrote this interview between my main character, seventeen-year-old Raven, and her friend, Cole. It was originally published on Lisa T. Cresswell’s book review blog.
I hope it gives you a little insight to the characters and maybe even peak some curiousity about the story!
Interview with Raven and Cole – one week before the story begins:
Raven: Are you stoned and we’re being interviewed?
Cole: Uh, yeah.
Raven: You’re going to embarrass me on this blog.
Cole: Come on Raaavenn. I’d never do that. *LOL*
Interviewer: Did you just say that you’re stoned?
Raven: *points her finger* He is. He always is.
Interviewer: Do you have a drug problem, Cole?
Cole: I’ll take the fifth. Thanks.
Interviewer: The fifth? As in you’re not talking about it?
Raven: He’s dealing with some stuff… uh, his parents, umm–
Cole: Not talking about it. Neither are you.
Interviewer: Okay. Well, we were here to discuss your plans for after high school. Should we talk about that?
Cole: I plan to watch TV.
Raven: *rolls eyes* I’m not sure what I want to do yet. I’ll need to work and save up. I’ll still be working at The Funky Bean and I’m hoping for full time so I can get my own place. Live with a friend maybe. Lyla.
Cole: Hee hee, yeah, you need your own place. You could live with me you know.
Raven: Like hell. No way.
Cole: What? Why not?
Raven: Well for one – you’re stoned all the time.
Cole: Maybe I won’t be when you move in.
Raven: I’m not moving in!
Interviewer: All right… so, Raven, you want to move out on your own. Do you plan to go to college or university?
Cole: You should, you’re smart.
Raven: I’d like to. But I don’t know what I want to do yet. I’d need to pay for it, so part-time maybe. Ideally, I won’t be here in Winnipeg . . . I would go to school somewhere else.
Interviewer: You just said you wanted to work full time at the Funky Bean.
Raven: Yeah, I do. I mean. I will work there, as long as I’m living here. But one day, I don’t want to live here. I want to go away, you know, with someone.
Cole: Someone? Who?
Raven: I don’t know yet.
Cole: One of those knights in shining armour you always draw? Going to whisk you off into the sunset? *LOL*
Interviewer: You’d like to leave Winnipeg?
Interviewer: If you left Winnipeg, where would you go?
Raven: Anywhere my mom is not.
Interviewer: Interesting. You don’t get along with your mother?
Cole: She’s a high strung biatch! Raven shouldn’t live with her now.
Raven: Cole, leave it. I’ll umm… take the fifth.
Interviewer: I see. Ok, well… you like to draw?
Raven: Yeah, I love to draw. I have a sketchbook in my room.
Cole: She’s a good drawer.
Raven: Shut up, Cole.
Cole: What? She is! You are!
Interviewer: Well, I do wish you both all the best with your last semester of grade 12. Cole, I hope your TV watching dreams come true. And Raven, you never know, maybe your knight in shining armour will find you and you both live happily ever after.
Cole: Ahem… I’m that knight.
Raven: Shut up, Cole…
Posted on November 3, 2015, in My Book and tagged character interview, contemporary, Empty Cup, Lisa T. Cresswell, Suzanne Costigan, YA, young adult, young adult novel. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.