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…