Jon Skovron is here today with several of his characters doing a multi-character interview courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for his new release, Misfit. Thank you for being here today, Jon! You can follow along with the tour here. Enjoy!
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Jael: Oh god, I suck at this kind of stuff... Um, college, I guess? Unless my dad decides to lock me up in a tower in Alaska doing telemarketing.
Rob: I'm going to be somewhere I never could have imagined. It will be awesome. Probably insane, too.
Britt: Going to the same college that Jack goes to. I think we'll do a lot of traveling to cool places like Italy and Greece.
How do you balance school and your new reality?
Jael: Uh, I don't really. I think that's part of the problem.
Rob: I think a lot of people when they're trying to balance, think they need to be perfectly still. Like that's the way to keep from fall too far to one side or the other. But you know what? I think that might work if you're totally isolated with no external factors. But that isn't life. Life is constantly throwing things at you and if you get that stiff, that rigid? It just means you'll get pushed over with the first breeze. I think instead, you have to breathe, stay loose, flexible. It's like riding a skateboard, really. You have to constantly adjust to the terrain beneath your feet and you can't do that if your knees are locked.
Does that make any sense? Maybe it doesn't. Works for me, though.
Britt: Oh, you mean dating Jack? LOL, yeah, it totally feels like a new reality. Can you even believe I was interested in those other losers?
You are caught in an embarrassing or nightmarish situation. What is the situation and how do you talk your way out of it?
Jael: Being a student in my dad's Church History class. Still working on a way out of it. I have ten months to figure it out... Maybe I could fake a sudden aversion to the phrase "papal edict" or something? "Ah! It burns!" No? Hmmm...maybe get back to me on that one...
Rob: Are you kidding? I talk my way in to embarrassing situations. If you aren't putting yourself in weird places, you're totally missing out on amazing experiences.
Britt: I always say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I think Ben Franklin said that. Or Thomas Jefferson. One of those guys. ANYWAY, the key is to anticipate so you never get yourself into those situations in the first place. Or at least so you have an escape plan already in place before you get into it.
You are walking down the street when you end up in the middle of a street brawl. Who would you call for back-up?
Jael: My uncle. Because he's a big scary fish monster.
Rob: I'm not really big on fighting, you know? But if I didn't have a choice to avoid it, I would totally call Jael. She kicks ass.
Britt: Back-up? Please. Just give me some room and let me take my earrings out.
If you could be any superhero for a day, who would you be and why?
Jael: The Invisible Woman. Because honestly, there's lots of times I wish I was.
Rob: That is tough! I'd kind of like to be Professor X, just because he pretty much understands everyone and everything in the world. Or maybe Dr. Strange because he's totally plugged into all the magic. Or how about the Silver Surfer because he's totally connected to the cosmos and I'd get to zoom around on a flying board.
Oh, wait, I know! I'd want to be Rogue. Because then I could just walk around touching all the other super heroes and I could get all their powers all at once. That would be awesome.
Britt: Mystique from the X-men movies. Because then I could look like anybody, even famous actresses or whatever. Could you imagine?
I mean, not that I don't like looking like me. I'm totally fine with the way I look. Really.
Thank you for answering my questions everyone! So glad you could all be here today with Jon!
Jael has always felt like a freak. She’s never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad’s always been superstrict—but that’s probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her sixteenth birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her family’s dangerous history and Jael’s untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths.
Author Jon Skovron takes on the dark side of human nature with his signature funny, heartfelt prose.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.