Courtney King Walker is here today with a multi-character interview courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for her soon to be released, On the Fringe. Thank you for being here today, Courtney! You can follow along with the tour here. Enjoy!
Answered by Claire James.
What is one of your favourite memories?
When Daniel found my silver ring in the stream.
If you could read one book, what would it be and why that book?
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein. It gets me every time – a story about giving all that you have and all that you are for no other reason than just pure, abiding love.
If you knew you had only 1 day left to live, what would you do with that time?
This is a difficult question because it makes me think of Daniel. I saw him on his last day, and it makes me wonder what he would’ve done differently, had he known. If I knew my final hours, I think I’d be surrounded by my family and best friends, be eating a lot of food (especially Chocolate Malted Crunch ice cream) and giving hugs all day long.
What song describes you?
“Breakable,” by Ingrid Michaelson. That’s how vulnerable as human beings we are – a breath away from the other side. It’s how, emotionally, I felt every day after Daniel died. Fragile. Breakable.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
My eyes. Don’t get me wrong; I love choosing out all sorts of fun, funky, unique pairs of glasses. But glasses do get annoying some times. Maybe some day I’ll get eye surgery, but the idea of a laser slicing into my eyes scares me to death.
Thank you for being here today Claire and Courtney!
Courtney King Walker can be found on her website.
Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.
Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.
As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.
Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.