Good afternoon, Arrowheads! As promised, I’ll be interviewing another character from my soon-to-be released middle grade novel, Speak Your Mind today. Please sit back and relax as I welcome Mr. Aiden Andrews!
Me: Welcome to Authoring Arrowheads, Aiden! It’s awesome to have you on today!
Aiden: Thanks, Allyson! It’s a pleasure to be here.
Me: Thanks, Aiden! Okay, so our first question is how would you describe yourself?
Aiden: *Taps his chin* Well, I’m the newest kid in the seventh grade at Grahamwood Junior High. I’m the youngest in my family, and according to my mom I have a sassy and sarcastic personality. I love making people laugh. I’ve been told that I have an old soul for my age. I don’t have or want a cell phone, and my favorite TV show is The Golden Girls, so I can kind of see it.
Me: *Holds back a laugh* Well, there’s nothing wrong with that! I like watching The Golden Girls too. So Aiden, do you have any nicknames?
Aiden: Not Really. I call my brother, Brandon, Bran Muffin all the time, but so far he hasn’t came up with a good one for me yet.
Me: Ah, old Bran Muffin. He’s quite a trip. Did you know I’ve been planning to give Brandon his own book?
Aiden: What?! All this time I thought I was your favorite Andrews character, but it was really Bran Muffin? What’s he gonna do in a book, anyway?! That awkward turtle has no life!
Me: *Grins* You’ll see soon enough. And don’t worry, I love all my book babies equally. Plus, you’ll be featured in the book a lot.
Aiden: *Pumps fist in the air* Woo!
Me: *Laughs* Alright, so now tell me… if you were stranded on an uninhabited island, what one item–besides food or shelter–would you like to have with you?
Aiden: *Rubs his hands together* Ha! I’ve been waiting for this question all my life! I’d want a boat with a built-in GPS and a full tank of gas.
Me: Hmm… I didn’t think about that. I’ll have to add “boat” up there with food and shelter for the next interview.
Aiden: *Taps his head and winks* Using the ol’ noggin.
Me: Next question: Out of all the influences in your life, who do you look up to the most?
Aiden: As much as I pick on him, Brandon’s always been my role model. He may be an awkward turtle, but to the ones who really know him, he’s a dedicated musician, hilarious, godly, loyal, and mostly a great brother. Just don’t tell him I said that.
Me: Your secret’s safe with me! *Mumbles* Until I start writing the book…
Aiden: *Stares me down*
Me: Anyway… I’ve heard through the grapevine that your PE teacher is addicted to doughnuts from Good Eats Bakery. What’s your favorite flavor?
Aiden: *Laughs* Well, when Coach Jackson hasn’t gone over there and inhaled their entire inventory, I like to get the chocolate frosted with sprinkles.
Me: *Snorts* Excellent choice! The last question I have for today is where do you see yourself in ten years?
Aiden: *Leans back in his chair* To be honest, I really don’t know. This move to Grahamwood has taught me that God can change our paths at any time. We think we’ve made plans and then He shows us a better outcome. Sure, there are things I’d like to do, but I’m content in letting God lead.
Me: What an awesome response! You’re wise beyond your years, Mr. Andrews.
Aiden: *Tips an invisible hat on his head* Thank you, m’lady.
Me: Well, that’s all the questions I have for today, Arrowheads! Thanks again for stopping by, Aiden!
Aiden: Thanks for having me! *Jumps into the audience to crowd surf*
That’s it for today, Arrowheads! To view the Character Inspiration for Aiden and the remaining cast of Speak Your Mind, you can view my Pinterest board here!
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Speak Your Mind will debut on Saturday, November 24th 2018 (Lord willing).
Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.