Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Character Interview with Alisa Cole

About Alisa Cole: 
At sixteen years old, Alisa Cole, main character of The Claiming Words, is a junior in high school. She is bullied by the other kids in school, picked on by her own cousin, and has never been kissed. When Jace Alexander moves to town, everything changes.

Hello, Alisa. I’ve read the novel you’re in and am so excited you’re here today. Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
Are you kidding me? I have the most boring life ever, or at least I used to. Until I met my writer, I thought I was destined for a life of endless nothingness. Of course, there are times I crave the consistency of days past. Sometimes there’s a high price to pay for excitement.

Tell us about your favorite scene in the book.

*blushes* My first kiss. It was everything I’d ever hoped it would be and more. *sighs*

Oh yeah, that was a good scene. If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?

Hmm. If you’d asked me that question last November, I would have had an entirely different answer. At the time, I begged my writer to write things differently, but now I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m currently in negotiations with my writer about a few situations she’s written me into in the next book. I can’t decide whether or not she’s cruel, or if she just likes to mess with me.

Probably just likes to mess with you. I know Tricia, and she can be full of mischief, but she’s really a very nice person. What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?

People think I’m a total geek when they meet me. I’m shy and awkward around people, so they usually write me off.

Been there, been that, sister. How about after people have known you for a while?

Once I get to know someone, I can be funny. I’m a very loyal friend, so for those few people who take the time to get to know me, I will fight to the death to defend them.

A good trait to have. Tell us about your best friend.

I have two best friends. My first best friend was a former crush. My second best friend is his girlfriend. Sound weird? Yeah, it sort of is, but my friends are the best. I’d trust them with my life.
What are you most afraid of?

Public speaking. No, really. I don’t mean to trivialize everything else I’ve been through, but public speaking is the absolute worst. Give me Hunters and Demons any day, but ask me to get up in front of my class and read something? Nope.

You and I are very alike, Alisa. Except you're the athletic type and I'm not. What’s the best trait your author has given you?

My author made me very perceptive.

What’s the worst?

Unfortunately, she also made me ridiculously self-conscious, so I’m always doubting myself.

How do you feel about your life right now?

My life is probably the best it’s ever been. That being said, everything is up in the air. I’m so afraid it’s all going to fall apart,like I don’t deserve the happiness I’ve been given. I’m surrounded by people who are special in every way, and I’m pretty ordinary. Sometimes I’m scared they’ll begin to wonder what they’re doing hanging around with someone so ordinary. Don’t tell Jace or Rachel I said that.

My lips are zipped. What, if anything, would you like to change about your life?

Nothing. And everything. It’s hard to explain without giving away all the Alexanders’ secrets.

Very intriguing. And since I’ve read The Claiming Words, I know some of the Alexanders’ secrets. And boy, are they some doozy secrets! It was good talking with you, Alisa. Come back when your next book comes out, okay? And keep Tricia on her toes.

You can find Alisa in The Claiming Words, and you can find The Claiming Words in paperback now, and Kindle and Nook soon, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online stores. 

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