I know you’re probably all really disappointed that I’m taking a break from writing advice today and interviewing my main character of “My Best Friend Is A Superhero,” Bek Black. “Superhero” is currently entered into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Contest. So far we’ve made it through the first found. We find out if we’re advancing again on March 22!
Me: Good afternoon, Bek. I’m so glad we have an opportunity to sit and chat.
Bek Black: Hey. Thanks for having me.
Me: So, you’re getting the limelight for the first time. How does it feel to be part of ABNA this year?
BB: I’m pretty excited. I think that people will love this story, so I’m hoping that ABNA will help us get the story out.
Me: Me to, me to. Are you nervous about it?
BB: Like you, I tend to forget about until it’s about time to check out. I try not to worry too much. I think you did a good job handling my voice, and the story is addicting. It’ll get a chance.
Me: Aw, you don’t have to say that. Thanks!
BB: Well…I kind of do…
Me: hehehe. Anyway, tell me about your relationship with your brother Josh. There’s so much that could keep you two from being close, yet you get along just as well as any siblings do.
BB: Well, I recognize that even though our biological dad, Calvin, pretends like Josh is his only child isn’t exactly Josh’s fault. Josh is kind of stingy about letting me use his car, but he’s got a lot of other brother things going for him. Most older brothers wouldn’t spend so much time hanging out with their sisters. I realize there’re actually a lot of things about our relationship that other siblings might secretly covet.
Me: True. I’m sure you’re aware that my close relationship with my brothers influences your relationship with Josh a great deal. Is Josh protective?
BB: Not very often. Maybe in the sequel you’ll let a little of that sneak out.
Me: I plan on it. Josh’s relationship with you definitely needs explored. As the best friend of a superhero, what sort of things would you like to do in future books?
BB: At some point I want to get involved in some of the action, you know, not just getting rescued from robots blowing up, but helping to rescue. Do you think that’s a possibility for me?
Me: You’re a strong girl, Bek. I think you’d step up the challenge well. The question is, will your best friend allow that?
BB: We all know he’ll drag his feet…oops, did I just give something away?
Me: Nothing nobody wouldn’t guess after reading a few pages. *Smile.* Again, Bek, thanks for stopping by. We all look forward to seeing you in print soon.