Thursday, July 19, 2012

Buccaneer Blogfest - WEEK TWO, DAY TWO - An Interview with Ever

So I'm like THE WORST pirate ever! I totally missed the post yesterday for the BUCCANEER BLOGFEST! Yikes! 

I'm walkin' the plank as we speak. Argh!


Our task today (yesterday) was to interview a character from our book or work in progress. I figured we've already heard a bit from Jessie (Ever's best friend), Ariadne (Ever's worst nightmare), and Frankie (Ever's other best friend, and secret first love). You can read those interviews here: 

Today (yesterday) you will get to meet Ever - the main character from my upcoming debut novel, aptly titled ... you guessed it ... EVER. ;-)

Emma Roberts has graciously offered to play Ever in the movie. 
(No, she hasn't. The book isn't even out yet, you guys! I snagged this photo off of the world wide web. She fits Ever perfectly.) 

Jessa: What do you want more than anything in the world? 
Ever: This is easy. Frankie. I want Frankie back. I wish we'd never driven that road in the first place. We weren't even allowed to, but we were going to be late, and didn't want to sit in traffic on the 91 freeway. So we took the shortcut, and Frankie died for it.

J: What is your biggest fear? 
E: Watching anyone else I love die. Watching Frankie die was the worst thing I've ever been through, but then he wasn't really gone, and I sorta didn't have to mourn as much. He's a ghost, and I mourned for his physical self, but he was here to make me smile, and I could go on loving him, so he never truly left me, you know? 

J: Is that better though, really? 
E: Yes. No. I don't know. It sucks loving Frankie and knowing I'll never be able to be with him. But if he were to one day be gone gone, that would kill me. So maybe that's my worst fear. Losing Frankie. Again. But for real this time. 

J: What is one thing that most people don't know about you? 
E: That I'm in love with my dead best friend who secretly still lives in my house. I think people would really freak about that. So outside Mom and Dad, only Jessie knows about Frankie. 

J: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 
E: My boobs. I hate them. They're way too big, and I'm scared they're not done growing. Yeah. I hate them. 

J: What about one thing that's a little less superficial? 
E: I am not superficial. I'm - 

J: Not saying you're superficial. I meant something less physical. Something on the inside. 
E: Oh. Okay, yeah. Um ... I guess I'd change how much I love Frankie. I wish I could get over him, and go out on dates with guys like Jessie does ... but I can't. It seems like a lie, like I'm pretending. I'm in love with Frankie, so going out with someone else would just be ... wrong, I guess. 

J: Last question.  If you found a genie in a magic lamp, what would your three wishes be? 
E: I only need one. Frankie. I'd wish for Frankie. 
Or well, maybe two wishes, actually. I'd wish for Frankie to be alive, and then I'd wish for him to love me like I love him. To see me as more. More than the girl he grew up with. More than his best friend. 

But there's no such thing as genies and magic lamps. 

J: You also didn't used to believe in ghosts.
E: Well played, Jessa. Well played. 


  1. This sounds really awesome! I love the part about the dead best friend that she's in love with living her house (so, basically the entire thing). I'd definitely read this. Great interview!

  2. If my best friend died, having her live in my house as a ghost would do much in the way of consolation. Of course, I'd imagine Ever's particular circumstance (i.e., being in love with the ghost) would make things more difficult. Kinda like living with a character in your head who's totally in love with his wife instead of you. ...Which, y'know, is great for their marriage and all, but... Oh, hello, thread of it, let me wander back to you. Anyone know where I was going with this? "Hey, cool for you!" / "Mmm, that's tough, Ever," I guess. X)

  3. Nice interview. You have a great back-and-forth with your character that can't happen unless you really know him/her.

  4. I really like Ever! She's got a lot to deal with! Being in love with the ghost of your best friend has to be rough, but she's resilient and sweet. I can't wait to get to know her better! :)

  5. Jessa, you know before when I said I had found a connection with Frankie, well, now, I just absorbed Ever. Just imagine what it would be like in her shoes. How so heartbroken and what a longing that can never be satisfied..
    Great, GREAT interview.

  6. indeed well played. this story sounds like so much more then the average ghost story. I love it.

  7. Lovely interview. You have a cute relationship with Ever. I can tell she is real to you, in a good writerly way, which makes her more real to readers. This sounds like such a cool book.