Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer.
Today we have Kristen Flemings from the mind of Mark Mackey.
Kristen Flemings: Sure! I’m the most fabulous 16 year old bar none, super-hot blond, formerly of Blue Winter, Connecticut, now Mason Nevada. Cheerleader, student newspaper editor-in-chief and writer.
KM: Wow, that’s a heck of a description! So which books are you from exactly?
KF: So far I inhabit Genesis, Zombies of the Desert, Swan Song, and the Comet: an Alison Duncan Tale and other stories.
KM: Holy cow, that’s a lot. I wish my author wrote that much! So what’s it like being a fabulous teenager?
KF: At first, I simply wanted to live an ordinary life, but as the story progressed, I realized, hey, I’m supposed to be somewhat of a sidekick to Elizabeth Duncan.
KM: I bet you have some enemies, at school, at least.
KF: Actually, yes. My older sister Jennifer, even before she became a flesh loving zombie, she didn’t seem to like me very much, and I put the blame on her pathetic excuses for friends, Cassidy Edgemore and Sandra “Sandy” Cashers.
KM: Whoa! So there are real zombies? I thought that was just a metaphor or something!
KF: Nope! You can’t get any more real than having your sister a flesh eating zombie!
KF: Problems? Ha-ha, yeah, I can chalk mu biggest up to one word, surviving.
KM: Wow. So what’s the worst thing that happens to you?
KF: Simple, nearly getting devoured by my older sister Jennifer. It toughened me up a bit.
KM: Holy crap! Well, you’ve at least got a lot of boys, right?
KF: Ha-ha, I wish I was involved in a romance.
KM: Wow. I think your author is meaner than mine. Seriously! Do you ever wonder what your life would have been like if you hadn’t been dropped into all o fthis?
KF: You mean if I hadn’t ended up in Genesis? (That’s one of the books!) probably I’d have gotten cursed along with poor Amanda and Gillian, and there would have been three of use going to remove the curses instead.
KM: Who’s Amanda?
KF: Amanda Hansen, she’s my best friend, at my side. Sorry Elizabeth, Amanda’s always going to be my best friend.
KM: At least your author gave you a friend! Wow-
Loren, a teen vampire from the Amaranthine series, suddenly appears. (It is of note that though he’s a vampire and a teen he does not sparkle.)
Loren: Hey, what’s up? I see you’re doing your, erm, interviews?
KM: Hello, Loren. Do you want something?
L: I was just thinkin’, you know, Old J gets to help out all the time so maybe it was my turn. *Offers Kristen a grin that is meant to be friendly*.
KM: Yeah, I know what you’re doing. Out! This is not a dating service! Find girls elsewhere!
L: Oh come one! She’s a single cheerleader! I mean, uh, I never meant… erm… I mean, I have a question!
KM: Fine! What? And it better be a good one!
KF: a tie between Hazelwood V. Kuhlmeier and the School Newspaper Censorship Debate by Tracy A. Philips, and School Newspaper Adviser’s Survival Guide by Patricia Osborn.
KM: See? She’s outta your league, Loren. Now scat.
L: But I have another question!
KM: “What are you doing next Tuesday?” is not an interview question! Besides, we’re running out of time. *turns back to Kristen* If you could say one thing to your author, what would it be?
KF: Hey Mark, make an entire series starring me.
KM: Fair enough. And if you could say one thing to your readers?
KF: Buy Genesis and Zombies of the Desert, read all about how much of a fantastic person I am.
KM: And with that it seems we’re out of time! A special thank you to Kristen Flemings for stopping by and – hey! Loren! What did I say? Leave the guests alone!
Remember you can find her in Genesis, Zombies of the Desert, Swan Song, and the Comet: an Alison Duncan Tale and other stories by Mark Mackey
(Loren! I said scram!)
And a special thanks to Mark Mackey for playing along!
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